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No one must be killed - Al Jama-ah

A customer cries as she is evacuated following a shootout between unidentified armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Photo: Reuters

A customer cries as she is evacuated following a shootout between unidentified armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Photo: Reuters

Published Sep 22, 2013

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Johannesburg - The mufti of the Muslim national party of South Africa, Al Jama-ah said on Sunday it had issued a fatwa that Christians and people of others faiths not be isolated and targeted to be killed at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

A South African is among the 59 people killed in the attack on the mall, reportedly by Somali Islamist militants.

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Al Jama-ah leader Ganief Hendricks said in the statement the party had not ruled out the possibility involvement of foreigners - including westerners - in the attack.

“They do not care how many people are killed as long as Islam is portrayed in a bad light,” he said.

Hendricks said the fatwa (a decree issued by a Muslim religious leader) would be spread by the media to reach those involved in the attack. - Sapa

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