"In short, it is a fake fatwa designed merely to deceive the American public into believing that these groups are moderate.Cair's problems have been well documented as both present and past CAIR officials have many ties to terrorist organizations. Visit The Counterterrorism Blog - there is a lot of there, there.
Judea Pearl, father of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, as maintaining that the fatwa is a "vacuous because it does not name the perpetrators of Islamic terrorist theologies and leaders of Islamic movements."
The Chairman of the Fiqh Council, Taha Jaber Al-Alwani, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the case against Sami al-Arian, the alleged North American leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whose trial began in June 2005 in Tampa, Florida. Alwani has been named in court documents as an official of several entities in northern Virginia suspected of being connected to terrorist financing. Documents released in the Al Arian trial show that Alwani funded the Islamic Jihad front groups in Tampa.
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