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En Algerisk fatwa mot demokratiet

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Den innflytelsesrike åndelige lederen av Salafist bevegelsen i Algerie har utstedt en fatwa (religiøst dekret) på 48 sider, og oppfordret muslimer til å ignorere krav om endring, fordi demokratiet er mot islam, sa han.

“Så lenge sjefen for nasjonen er en muslim, må dere adlyde og lytte til ham. De som er mot ham søker bare å erstatte ham, og det er ikke lovlig, “skrev Ramdani i teksten av fatwaen.

Under protester, er menn og kvinner blandet, noe som er ulovlig i vår religion”, sa  Ramdani

Top Algerian Salafist’s fatwa says unrest un-Islamic

By Lamine Chikhi

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The spiritual leader of Algeria’s influential Salafist movement has issued a 48-page fatwa, or religious decree, urging Muslims to ignore calls for change because he says that democracy is against Islam.

The fatwa by Sheikh Abdelmalek Ramdani, who lives in Saudi Arabia, comes at an opportune time for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as Algerians watching protests in other Arab states have begun pushing their own political and economic demands.

“As long as the commander of the nation is a Muslim, you must obey and listen to him. Those who are against him are just seeking to replace him, and this is not licit,” Ramdani wrote in the fatwa obtained by Reuters.

“During unrest, men and women are mixed, and this is illicit in our religion,” said Ramdani, who claims several hundred thousand followers here.

Algeria has been shaken since January by a wave of protest sparked by a spike in food prices. The opposition has made several attempts to march in Algiers for democracy, transparency and a change of leadership.

Anxious to keep a wave of popular revolts in the Arab world from spreading to Algeria, the government has lifted a 19-year state of emergency and opened up state media to the opposition.

It has also been paying out huge sums in subsidies, wage increases and interest-free loans to placate discontent.

“FATWA ON UNREST”Continued...

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