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Pakistani Clerics Issue Fatwa Against IS

A group of religious clerics in Pakistan has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against Islamic State (IS) and "other terrorists and extremist groups.”   The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has outlawed the use of religious terms like “Jihad Fi-Sabi Lillah,” meaning jihad for the sake of God or “Qital Fi-Sabi Lillah,” meaning murder for the sake of God or any activity related to “extremism or terrorism.”   The fatwa states that certain groups, including IS and Lebanon's...

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