6000 Muslim Clerics Endorse Fatwa against terrorism

Some 6,000 Muslim clerics from around India have endorsed a formal legal ruling or fatwa condemning terrorism. There have been many such endorsements, as I pointed out in 2005 in response to Tom Friedman.

Of India’s population of roughly 1.1 billion, about 147 million (13.4%) are Muslims, giving India the fourth-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

There have been terrorist bombings by radical Muslim groups in India, sometimes targeting Shiite or moderate Muslims, but Indian Muslims have also been targeted by Hindu extremist groups groups.

See also The Amman Message.

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