Wednesday, May 9, 2007

It's Ok to Kill Children in Battle, Says Sheik


"The deputy spiritual leader of Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali has told his students that it is "obligatory" for all Muslims to engage in jihad if an Islamic country is under attack, even if it means killing the enemy's children."

"Sheik Shady Suleiman, a youth leader at Lakemba Mosque in Sydney's southeast, told his students in a one-hour Arabic and English lecture that it would be "self defence" to kill children who were attacking them in battle," reported The Australian.

In defense of his statements The Australian has the sheik on record saying, "When I said children, I did not mean, of course, if you're going to get a five- or seven-year-old coming to attack you, you can stop him," he said yesterday. I was talking about self-defence. If you get attacked by someone, then you have the right to defend yourself. It doesn't mean you go kill them, especially if it's someone young."

Link to Article:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21695697-5006784,00.html

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