First Look New directive by Pakistani Muslim clerics bans suicide bombings

Pakistani Muslim clerics have banded together to issue a fatwa, or religious ruling, against suicide bombing. The ruling, contained in a book published by a state-run university, opposes extremist action and supports moderate Islam within the country.

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More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.