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Periodical Review: Fatwas – March 2011

The following report sets out the main Fatwas published on March 2011 in the “Minbar Al- Tawhid wal-Jihad” website, which belongs to the Salafist ideologue, Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi. The surfers’ questions are answered by the “Website’s Sharia Committee” which includes a number of prominent Salafist sheikhs.

The Fatwas published over the past month dealt with a broad range of topics and areas including the demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt and rulings regarding the demonstrations in Libya, Morocco and the Gulf countries. Furthermore, the committee members were asked about the legitimacy of the terrorist attacks against the Christian church in Alexandria on early January 2011, as well as about harming innocent people in terrorist attacks in Iraq.

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