Scholars approve Jihad
Mohammed bin Sallam
31 March 2003 to 6 April 2003
A statement calling for Jihad in all forms against US and UK troops in
Iraq has been issued by the Yemeni Scholars Society, which is represented
by a group of prominent religious scholars, who are well-respected
throughout Yemen and the Muslim world. This comes in harmony with the
statement of Sheikh Abdulmajeed al-Zindani and many religious scholars in
the Arab world, who assert that Jihad has now become an obligation on all
The statement also banned any physical or moral support to the attack on
Iraq, and declared protest against the war.
The statement called Islamic and Arab nations to offer support for their
brothers in Palestine and Iraq as a part of a Jihad campaign, including
donating blood to the Red Crescent Society for Iraqi victims.
The scholars said that the “US-led war against Iraq is a violation of the
three celestial religions, international laws, conventions of the
security council, and resolutions of Islamic and Arab summits.”
The scholars demanded immediate medical assistance for the Iraqi people
and re-affirmed the duty of standing in solidarity with Iraqis in all
possible means of Jihad.