The Muslim Brotherhood of Yemenset fire in the south with poisonous religious edict
The Muslim Brotherhood, with its multiple wings and arms, once again mix what is religious and political whenever it is possible and suit them.
A new fatwa (religious edict) under a religious cover in the service of a political objective, this time issued by the so-called Yemeni Scholars Association, one of the entities affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood organization, and its political arm Islah.
The fatwa is pouring more oil on the fire in Yemen.
A statement, or advisory opinion of the commission, called the Southern Transitional Council a “rebel entity,” which in effect implied a call for further killing and bloodshed.
The body’s fatwa ignored the call for tolerance and wisdom in the religious discourse, and adopted a tough political rhetoric that aggravates the conflict.
The clandestine statement under the cloak of a religious fatwa coincided with the fighting and conflict in the southern governorates of Yemen.
The new fatwa is no different from the one preceded by more than a quarter of a century that justified the 1994 north-south war.
The commission then described the southerners as apostates of unity and authorized their fighting.
Al-Islah’s fatwa in Yemen is an extension of the Brotherhood’s long history of fatwas to expiate and kill offenders.
It does not differ from the fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef al-Qaradawi, and before him Sayyid Qutb, and the rest of the groups that emerged from the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, or adopted his misguided ideas.