Islamic Scholar: ‘There Is No Jihad Against Noncombatants’

Ever since the influential Muslim scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri last month issued a 600-page fatwa, or religious ruling, condemning terror, he has been at the center of international discussions about Islam, Al-Qaeda, and the morality of suicide bombings: commenting on his decision to create the lengthy fatwa, Tahir-ul-Qadri says “unfortunately, I saw many ulema [Islamic clerics] and scholars who were supposed to criticize or condemn these acts of terror, [but] instead of condemning them absolutely and strongly, they were silent”.