August 8, 2005 10:18 Age: 9 yrs

Professor An-Na'im Quoted in Articles on Islamic Edict

By: Beverly James

Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im is quoted in several publications including the Chicago Sun-Times,Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, the Associated Press and the Detroit News August 4 editions on terrorism. The edict from American Muslim scholars denouncing terrorism, even toward an invader, has stirred debate within the Muslim community. According to An-Na'im, the American fatwa, or edict, was too broad and misleading. Scholars could not say "in good faith" that Islamic law, called Shariah, requires Muslims to assist an invader, said An-Na'im, who specializes in Islamic law and human rights at Emory LawSchool.

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