Algerian immigrants who drown in the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe should be considered ‘martyrs’, according to a prominent imam. According to the local daily, Ennahar, Sheikh Shamsedin Bourubi issued a fatwa, or religious edict, on Monday saying that the Muslim faithful should pray for their souls.
“The immigrants who leave Algeria by sea in a bid to reach Europe and die by drowning in the Mediterranean are ‘martyrs’ and are not committing suicide,” he said.
Perhaps not suicide, but illegal entry into sovereign European states. The swarm of the Islamic faithful will now be relieved that they won’t be cast into eternal darkness if they fail to reach Europe’s shores.
Besides, when the mission is to slowly but surely shift the demographic balance of Europe in their favor, how couldn’t that receive a favourable fatwa? How nice is that? More here. *L* KGS
H/T Baron Bodissey