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Pak cleric issues fatwa against 'friends of US'

A radical cleric has issued a fatwa (decree) against those working in MNCs, warning them to quit their jobs or face serious consequences.

world Updated: Aug 17, 2007 12:18 IST

A radical cleric in Pakistan has issued a fatwa (decree) against those working in multi-national companies warning them to quit their jobs or "face serious consequences".

Pamphlets pasted in Matta of Swat district in the North West Frontier Region (NWFR) warned locals against working for non-government organisations. It demanded that people working for multi-national companies quit their jobs or "face serious consequences".

"Since the US and Jewish states have made Muslims lives miserable, jihad is mandatory against the people working for them at international and national levels," Mufti Khalid Shah said in his fatwa issued on Thursday.

The fatwa urged Muslims to wage a jihad against the "friends of infidels," eyewitnesses said.

"Every Muslim is under an obligation to wage a jihad against the people working for the US or other Jewish states," said the fatwa written in Urdu, the Daily Times reported on Friday.