Donnerstag, 16.03.2023 / 11:20 Uhr

Eine Fatwa gegen die Hamas

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Im Irak wurde eine Fatwa gegen die Hamas erlassen, die es in sich hat:

An Iraqi Islamic council issued a historical fatwa against the Hamas terrorist organization on Thursday, marking the first time an Islamic legislative council has ruled that Hamas has no religious legitimacy.

The Islamic Fatwa Council, based in the central Iraqi city of Najaf and comprised of Shiite, Sunny and Sufi clerics, described Hamas’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs under its rule in Gaza as "inhumane,” according to Fox News.

The council also called on Hamas and its supporters to give up their arms and become peaceful.

The unprecedented religious edict condemned Hamas for being responsible for “its own reign of corruption and terror against Palestinian civilians within Gaza.” It also ruled that it is “prohibited to pray for, join, support, finance or fight on behalf of Hamas."

"As an Islamic legal body, we take note of the condition of the oppressed all over the world,” Muhammad Ali Al-Maqdisi, a cleric who is the council’s spokesperson, told Fox News. “We have seen what Gaza has been subjected to under Hamas’ rule... And, so, we believed it was our Islamic obligation to aid the oppressed."

He added: “This is what our religion commands of us. Our faith, in its wisdom, enjoins us to be the enemy of the oppressor and an aid to the oppressed. That is why the fatwa was issued against Hamas."

The fatwa, while not binding, is extremely powerful due to the council being highly influential in the Islamic world, the report said.