Fatwa for Syrian rebels: Cleric makes 1-hr-marriage valid to satisfy sexual urge
New Delhi: Religious fanaticism is deep rooted in certain clerics. Their decrees and diktat have brought undue shame to name of Islam. Clerics have a habit of passing fatwa (religious decrees) that are no more than sudden whims.
Recently, a Wahhabi religious cleric in Saudi Arabia, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is very influential in Wahabi community, has recently issued a fatwa (religious edict) that permits all Jihadist militants in Syria to engage in short-lived marriages with Syrian women that each lasts for a few hours in order to satisfy their sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians. He called the marriage as 'intercourse marriage'. It requires that the Syrian female be at least 14 years old, widowed, or divorced.