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Jihadist Message Board Urges Clerics to Issue Fatwa for the Death of American Islamic Studies Professor Amina Wadud
By SITE Institute
March 22, 2005



A call to issue a fatwa (religious edict) for the death of American Islamic Studies Professor Amina Wadud is being circulated on jihadist websites, affiliated with al-Qaeda. The author explains that the fatwa is needed ?so some of the brothers in America are encouraged to kill her. This is very easy.?

Wadud, who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, led a widely publicized mixed gender prayer service on March 18, 2005 at St. John the Divine, an Episcopal church in Manhattan, New York.

The call for her death asks: ?Where is the scholar who can issue a fatwa to kill this converted woman, who changed the Sunna and described the Prophet?s followers as extremists and fanatics??

Furthermore, the message says ?I am calling upon Sheikh Usama (bin Laden), may Allah keep him well, to issue a Fatwa to kill this woman and those who helped her and supported her.?

A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.

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