Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan: Any Muslim Who Refuses to Pray Is an Infidel, and Must Be Killed (Translating Jihad)
Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, explains in this short fatwa that any Muslim who refuses to pray has become an infidel, and therefore must be killed.
You’re either in or out. Â Muhammad himself used to burn Â the huts of those who did not come to prayer:
Muhammad the firebug:
“I would order someone to collect firewood and another to lead prayer.Â Then I would go burn the houses of men who did not present themselves at the compulsory prayer and prostration.”
In Saudi Arabia, Renewed Discussion On Fatwa Permitting The Killing Of Coworkers Who Do Not Pray (MEMRI) on a tip from Vlad
A 2009 fatwa by Saudi Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, which permits an employee to kill his coworker if he does not pray, has reappeared in discussion on Internet message boards and social networks.
Extremist fatwas such as this raise the question of whether they should be issued by individual clerics, or by groups of clerics such as the Saudi Association of Senior Clerics â€“ Saudi Arabia’s official religious institution.
Source: Alarabiya.net, June 28, 2011.