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Moderate Muslims split on suicide bombings

The two meetings by Muslim leaders occurred only three days apart, one in Birmingham and one in London. Both condemned the terrorist attacks in the British capital, but they couldn’t agree on one key issue: Are suicide attacks forbidden by religious law? The fact that one group said “yes” and the other group said “not always” could be one reason Muslim radicals sometimes succeed in recruiting disaffected young people as suicide bombers, even in Western democracies such as Britain. Some clerics argue that such strikes can be used against an occupying power — an exception that offers the radicals religious backing for their attacks. Full Story

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