Friday, February 17, 2006

Fatwa Okays Nukes

So, if Iran is only developing "peaceful nuclear energy" just why do a bunch of clerics have to explicitly state that the use of nuclear weapons is in accordance with Sharia?

"The spiritual leaders of the ultra-conservatives [in Iran] have accepted the use of nuclear weapons as lawful in the eyes of the shari'a. Mohsen Gharavian, a disciple of [Ayatollah] Mesbah Yazdi [who is Iranian President Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor], has spoken for the first time of using nuclear weapons as a counter-measure. He stated that 'in terms of the shari'a, it all depends on the goal.' "

I wonder if perhaps there could be a link between this story and this one-

"Iran has tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, with a 2,000 kilometer range."


FrauBudgie said...

Good catch!

Wasn't there also another fatwah which permits Al Quada to use nukes, issues awhile back .... ?

Jay.Mac said...

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"An Islamic religious ruling that had been kept from the public for a year-and-a-half granted Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders permission to use nuclear, biological or chemical weapons against the United States and its allies."