Written By: Naif Hassan *
Article Date: Aug 6, 2012 - 12:49:46 PM
It seems as if the fatwa on the 1994 civil war is still pursuing Abdul-Wahab al-Dailami, the Sheikh who issued it back then. Repeatedly, he turned into denial and disbelief, but last week he used the word “interpretations” to bring down charges on him as the maker of the Fatwa, the worst in the history of Yemen to talk, which “legalized” the looting over of the lands of the South.
Al-Dailami said last week in the “Forum of Dr. Ghaleb al-Qurashi,” that “there was no fatwa, but a talk on the radio on which falsified interpretations were built.
The man here seems to be overlooking the nature of the issuance of Fatwas, although everyone knows that most of the religious Fatwas are issued in this way either in response to a question, or a request for clarification. Personally speaking, I listened to the fatwa as recorded in al-Dailami’s own voice.
Legalizing the Southerners’ bloods was apparently there in the fatwa- no one can misunderstand or misinterpret it.
It is clear that al-Dailami tried to deny the issuance of the fatwa in a tactic way matching the situation that has changed over time, and that he should submit a waiver to prove the otherwise to the people without the need to apologize to them!
The situation has already changed, and the fatwa has become now one of the worst al-Dailami’s negative possibilities in the south against the unity, but instead of Dailami to apologize to resort to stalking intentionally that is reflected on insulting the southerners, and Yemen as a whole.
We all know that al-Dailami issued his fatwa through the radio, then got broadcasted repeatedly in all the media of Saleh’s regime. I do not know what does al-Dailami want to tell us from this “.. a talk on the radio..!”
It seems as if the man wants to say it has legalized the bloods of Southerners and their lands in a radio interview, not in the mosque; as if it is a question of where did he issue his fatwa!
The Fatwa was a big crime that the influential clergyman was unable to make it a dead crime. It does not need more resistance, and noise as much as it needs real courage to apologize to the people.
-------- * Naif Hassan: Publisher and Editor-in-chief of both al-Sharea and al-Oula Newspapers * Source: Al-Sharea (Street) Local Newspaper
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