- Aug 10, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
What does this sound like to you:
"On that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies--civilians and military--is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it,..."
Source is bin Laden's 1998 fatwa.
Notice that the fatwa is issued to "all Muslims". Notice that the instructions are to kill Americans whether civilian or militrary and to do so wherever possible?
If your still not convinced, just google "salafist" or "salafist jihad" and you'll plenty of evidence.
Are you contending that Osama has the binding authority to issue "fatwahs" on behalf of all muslems? That because Osama said it all, or most, or even many Muslems either agree with it or are bound to follow it? That he speaks for all muslems just be cause he uses those words?
I'm not sure that is accurate. I wasn't aware that Bin Laden had such authority in the Muslem world. I had thought that many of the countries, including his own, Saudi Arabia where is own family is rich and powerful, won't even let him in the county, much less feel bound by his decrees.