"Muslim clerics in Spain issued what they called the world's first fatwa, or Islamic edict, against Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) on Thursday, the first anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, calling him an apostate and urging others of their faith to denounce the al-Qaida leader...
The fatwa said that according to the Quran "the terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden and his organization al-Qaida ... are totally banned and must be roundly condemned as part of Islam."
It added: "Inasmuch as Osama bin Laden and his organization defend terrorism as legal and try to base it on the Quran ... they are committing the crime of 'istihlal' and thus become apostates that should not be considered Muslims or treated as such." The Arabic term 'istihlal' refers to the act of making up one's own laws."
A year ago, in the wake of the Madrid train bombings, the Spanish kicked out the governmnet that supported Bush and failed to protect the populace. The right-wingers in the United States screamed that they were "appeasing terrorists." You can read what Yours Truly said about it back then right here.7
But it looks like getting the Iraqi Monkey off of their back has caused them to FOCUS on terrorism, because the war in Iraq is a DISTRACTION from terrorism.
The Spanish are focus on Osama Bin Laden. We are ignoring him.