…like all great fatwas, it started with a phone call…
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi Arabia’s top judiciary official has issued a religious decree saying it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast immoral content.
The 79-year-old Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan said Thursday that satellite channels cause the “deviance of thousands of people.”
…Al-Lihedan was answering listeners’ questions during the daily “Light in the Path” radio program in which he and others make rulings on what is permissible under Islamic law. [source] via [Sunni Sister]
I will say this much, when we’ve gotten to a point in our history when fatwas are declared over a radio phone-in show, then everyone really needs to go sit in the corner and take a time-out. But I guess radio is halal.
Sometimes I thank the Lord Almighty that there’s no central authority-figure in Islam.
We’d be in much bigger trouble.