European Muslims condemn death sentence
TT/The Local · 17 Sep 2007, 13:12
Published: 17 Sep 2007 13:12 GMT+02:00
The Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research labelled the death sentence haram, or prohibited by the Islamic faith, and said it planned to issue a counter-fatwa.
"We don't agree with what al-Qaeda is supposed to have said. We do not agree with killing people like this because this is not in Islam," secretary general Hussein Halawa told Sveriges Radio.
The 29-nation Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe also distanced itself from the death sentence and said it was working to prevent the conflict from spreading.