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Jordanian sheikh stirs controversy with fatwa AGAINST killing Jews…you read that right, AGAINST


A senior Jordanian Salafi sheikh has stirred controversy in the Muslim world in recent days after he issued a fatwa against killing Jews.

Sheikh Ali Halabi said in a video distributed via social media that Jews can be killed during war only, and that killing them at other times is a betrayal. When asked by a student if it is permissible to kill Jews in Palestine, the sheikh answered: “Someone who protects you, gives you electricity and water, transfers you money and you work for him and take his money – would you betray him, even if he was a Jew?”

According to the sheikh, killing is allowed during clashes or declared war, “But if you trust him and he trusts you, then it is forbidden to betray him. And therefore you are forbidden to murder him.”

The Salafi sheikh provided an example from the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, when a well-known Saudi sheikh issued a ruling that agreements which preserve rights and prevent bloodshed must be honored. Halabi stressed that there is a difference between emotional outlook and outlook based on Sha’aria law.

When the sheikh was asked by a student about


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