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    Fatwa against Mars travelers

    I could have put this in news and current events...but I figured I'd plop it here.

    Interesting stuff!

    http://www.kspr.com/news/nationworld...51646_24660784
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    Re: Fatwa against Mars travelers

    When one's soul mission in life and livelihood is based on the issuing of fatwas, issue fatwas one will. Two million of 'em...

    ...the General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments, or GAIAE, the United Arab Emirates' religious watchdog...

    ...Since its inception in 2008, the GAIAE has released nearly 2 million fatwas. The fatwa on the Mars mission is now among them.

    P.S. Fatwa is a fun word to say, I just discovered.
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    Re: Fatwa against Mars travelers

    It's an interesting argument. I think they've passed judgement too early but it does serve as a reminder that a one-way mission requires exceptional amounts of preparation. Without exceptional prep for a host of problems, the accusation that such a mission is suicide will have merit. That said, 5-9 years from now as the preparations unfold, the organization may repeal its decision. They appear to be historically pro space travel so it's just a matter of making the mission non-suicidal.
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    Re: Fatwa against Mars travelers

    the question is, if they set up a legitimate colony or place to live on Mars, is it really suicide?

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    Re: Fatwa against Mars travelers

    Any Islamic Institution can issue a Fatwa/Fetva. They used to do it to depose Sultans, different Sunnah and Shi'a organizations issue fatwahs all the time against each other. Any Fatwa can be formally rescended.

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