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Periodical Review: Fatwas – October 2010

The following report contains the main Fatwas published in October 2010 on the “Minabr Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad” website, belonging to the Salafi ideologist Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi. The surfers’ questions are answered by the “Website’s Sharia Committee” comprised of several prominent Salafi Sheikhs.

It should be noted that since Al-Maqdisi’s arrest on September 17th 2010, there has been a significant decline in the number of questions on the subject of Jihad on the website.

The Fatwas published over the past month dealt with a wide variety of issues and regions, including: the ruling regarding working on oil installations in Iraq; the scope of Jihadi publications in the Maghreb, the ruling regarding harming Christians, women and children, the principle of “Bayaa” (pledging allegiance), commemorating the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the ruling regarding leaving for Jihad, the ruling regarding charity funds etc.