In Pakistan, anguish and questions

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"Suicide attacks are not allowed in Islam," the scholar, Tahir ul-Qadri, declared via videoconference. "These actions are un-Islamic. . . . The slaughter of human beings in any religion or country, and terrorism in all its manifestations, are totally in contradiction with the teachings of Islam."
"This is the work of big powers. It is not a war against terror, it is a war against Islam, and America is leading it," said Qazi Hussain Ahmed, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami religious party. He warned that Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is not safe from U.S. clutches. "We must be careful because Obama said they can target any area of Pakistan," he said. But a moderate Islamic scholar in the city of Lahore, responding to a demand by civilian officials that Muslim clerics speak out after the attack, announced that he planned to issue a fatwa, or Islamic edict, against terrorism. "Suicide attacks are not allowed in Islam," the scholar, Tahir ul-Qadri, declared via videoconference. "These actions are un-Islamic. . . . The slaughter of human beings in any religion or country, and terrorism in all its manifestations, are totally in contradiction with the teachings of Islam." Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/05/AR2009120503001.html