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31 Aug, 2014

British Muslim leaders issue a fatwa condemning ISIS and urging UK and European believers to support the people of Iraq ‘without betraying their own societies.’

IS is a heretical, extremist organisation and it is religiously prohibited (haram) to support or join it; furthermore, it is an obligation on British Muslims to actively oppose its poisonous ideology, especially when this is promoted within Britain.

Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London, and six senior Islamic scholars across the country, say that the group’s violations of international law are forbidden:

… ISIS has violated international agreements such as the Geneva Conventions and conventions on slavery that everyone, including Muslims, have signed up to. God says in the Qur’an, “Believers, fulfil your covenants!”