Muftis issue Syria Jihad fatwas for cash

Fri Aug 9, 2013 10:53:03

An Emirati cleric has accused certain Muftis in Arabian countries of issuing “false” Jihad fatwas for sending militants to Syria in exchange of money, al-Alam reports.

“Sedulous Muftis in Arabian countries issue fatwas for Jihad in Syria after receiving millions of dollars,” said Sheikh Wassem Yousef in an address posted on internet.  

“They (Muftis) sign contract worth millions (of dollars) in order to preach Islam to people. Then they meet in an Arabian country and call on the youth to set out on Jihad (in Syria),” Sheikh Yousef said.

“All they care about is politics,” he said.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

According to the reports, the West and its regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants in Syria.

On July 25, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of foreign-sponsored militancy in the country. Millions of others have been also displaced in the violence.


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