Muslim cleric decries Iraqi mutilation of Americans

by on April 2nd, 2004,2933,115943,00.html

“Prophet Muhammad prohibited even the mutilation of a dead mad dog and he considered such a thing as religiously forbidden. What happened in Fallujah is a distortion of Islamic principles and it is forbidden in Islam. We condemn such acts and all Fallujah clerics will do so during the Friday prayers,” he told The Associated Press.


Senior Fallujah cleric Sheik Khalid Ahmed (search) said Muslim preachers would tell their followers that the mutilation of the bodies was wrong.

He did not say whether they would condemn the killings of the Americans, whose charred remains were dragged through the streets for hours after insurgents ambushed their SUVs on Wednesday.

Etalkinghead Staff