The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), which is considered to be the most prestigious group of Sunni Islamic scholars and jurists in the world, issued a statement this past weekend imploring Muslims in America to “immediately start legal action to prosecute those who offend Islam.” The group also called upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) “to wage lawfare against those who insult Islam and its prophet.”
According to the statement:
The Union calls on Muslims in America and throughout the world to take action and make claims against all those responsible and who contributed in the production of this work, and to immediately start legal action to prosecute all those who offend Islam, because such an ugly deed should never be allowed under the banner of freedom of expression, but should be considered a violation of the rights of Muslims and an attack on Islamic symbols and holy sites.
It must also be noted that the statement was signed by Islam’s leading shariah authority, Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Dave Reaboi, reporting at Breitbart, commented, “the IUMS’s statement, as well as Qaradawi’s influential imprimatur, is a significant escalation in the Islamic world’s offensive to institute shariah globally and criminalize criticism of Islam.”
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