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News Brief

June 5, 2001
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center called upon leading Muslim clerics to issue a fatwah, or religious edict, against suicide bombings. Rabbi Marvin Hier, the center’s dean and founder, told JTA that most Muslim clerics are too fearful to issue such rulings, though some have said the bombings do not reflect the tenets of Islam.

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