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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lebanon"s top Shiite cleric: Sharia prohibits normalizing relations w Israel

Lebanon's top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah on Sunday [ September 13, 2009] issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, banning the normalization of ties with Israel.

"Normalization with the Zionist enemy in any form is prohibited by Sharia (Islamic law)," Fadlallah said in [a] statement.

"We confirm that the fatwa against normalization applies to every Muslim," he stressed.