30 Dec '12, 1am

Taliban spurn Islamic scholars' conference on suicide bombings

On Thursday, the Afghan Taliban issued a statement dismissing a planned religious conference in Kabul next month as "clear American intrigue." The Afghan peace envoy had proposed the conference in a visit to Pakistan in November. The conference, organized by the Afghan government, is expected to draw Muslim scholars from all over the world to condemn suicide bombings as un-Islamic, the Christian Science Monitor reports . It will build on the October pronouncement by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al al-Sheikh, that explicitly condemned suicide bombings. Although an official gathering of Afghan religious scholars this summer determined that suicide attacks "have no legitimate foundation in Islam," its declaration, like other similar pronouncements in the past, has clearly been ignored by the Taliban and allied militant groups. The Afghan Tali...

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