On February 16, 2006, the reformist Internet daily Rooz (www.roozonline.com)
reported for the first time that extremist clerics from Qom had issued
what the daily called "a new fatwa," which states that "the
shari’a does not forbid the use of nuclear weapons."
The following are excerpts from the Rooz report by Shahram Rafizadeh:(1)"When
the Entire World is Armed With Nuclear Weapons, it is Permissible to Use
These Weapons as a Counter-[Measure]"
"The spiritual leaders of the ultra-conservatives [in Iran] have accepted
the use of nuclear weapons as lawful in the eyes of the shari’a. Mohsen
Gharavian, a disciple of [Ayatollah] Mesbah Yazdi [who is Iranian President
Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor], has spoken for the first time of using
nuclear weapons as a counter-measure. He stated that ‘in terms of the shari’a,
it all depends on the goal.’
from the Middle
East Media Research Institute
Shari’a does not forbid the use of nuclear weapons? As far as we know, neither does the Mishna….