Canadian and U.S. Muslim scholars announced the Fatwa Haram 'Honour Killing'
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Canadian and U.S. Muslim scholars announced the Fatwa Haram 'Honour Killing'

Ottawa : Canada | Feb 06, 2012 at 5:45 AM PST
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Canadian and U.S. Muslim scholars announced the Fatwa Haram 'Honour Killing'


Muslim Priests throughout Canada and the U.S. finally issued a stance against the attempted murder of the family of Muhammad Shafia.They issued a fatwa that officially condemns and prohibits violence and murder on the grounds of honor, or that in the west are often called 'Honour Killing'.

"Despite having no legal force, the fatwa was morally binding on Muslims," ​​said Calgary Imam, Syed Sohawardy, thehuffingtonpost.com quoted as saying on Monday (6/2).

The fatwa was issued after months of criticizing the scholars agree on the reasons for honor killings, and trying to educate Muslims to not use force in carrying out his conviction. "Scholars emphatically denies any interpretation of the Koran which allows domestic violence or a matter of honor," said Soharwardy.

Actions taken by the scholars in Canada and the U.S. is rare.Previously, the clerics issued a fatwa against all acts of terrorism and the prohibition against girls who go to school.

"What happens at home Shadia, a crime he did not need to be done. Therefore, Islam does not teach that. Crime was carried out because of misconceptions," he said.

Previously, Ottawa Mosque Imam condemned the practice of honor killings are often called 'honor killing. He said the act was alien to Islam and has no place in society.

The priest, Samy Metwally, said it was not unreasonable to believe that any religion would advocate killing in order to maintain the family honor. "The act is not a doctrine or tradition of Islam. In fact, the fact is there is absolutely no honor killings," says Metwally in front of the citizens of Ottawa.

"It had nothing to do with religion and is not supported in the texts of the Koran or the behavior and words of the prophet Muhammad, the Muslim role models." he said.

The call was triggered by a tribunal sensational in Kingston, Ontario where a businessman Mohammad Shafia man and his wife and their son is accused of killing three teenage daughters and first wife because of their behavior tarnished the family honor.

Mohammad Shafia, Hamed - His son, and his wife, Tooba Yahya each found guilty on four charges of first degree murder in the death of Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, and Rona Amir Mohammed, 52 years.

Four bodies were found June 30, 2009, in a car submerged in a canal, in Kingston, Ontario. Canada in the rule of law, first degree murder would impose life sentences to the perpetrators. They are not allowed to apply for parole for 25 years.

yusufagusno is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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