Haram Superpower


Pakistani Islamic scholars have issued a fatwa saying it is illegitimate to refer to the United States as a “superpower.”September 26, 2011 A clerical alliance in Pakistan has issued a religious decree (fatwa) saying that it is illegitimate (haram) to call the United States a “superpower” because “only Allah Almighty deserved the title.”Some of the same clerics once cherished Islamabad’s friendship with Washington because the Americans (Jews and Christians) were “people of the book” and an alliance with them in fighting the godless communists in Afghanistan was halal (the Islamic equivalent of kosher or legitimate).


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