Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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(France) Muslim Leaders in France Issue Fatwa Against Rioters

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Muslim leaders of African and Arab communities have also issued a fatwa, or religious order, against the riots.
"It is strictly forbidden for any Muslim... to take part in any action that strikes blindly at private or public property or that could threaten the lives of others," the fatwa by the Union of Islamic Organisations in France said.
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French Violence Hits New Peaks (BBC News Online; Monday 7th November 2005)

Also the first fatality since the rioting started has now occurred. A 61 year old man has died after being in a coma last week. His injuries were sustained by being hit over the head by masked rioters when he went outside his block of flats to check on the bins.

Here's hoping tonight will cool things down a bit, but personally I think this is now going to run for at least another week.
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