WTF? (What the fatwa?) Fatwa by Muslims sent to U.S. Airport

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

13 January 2007: A fatwa has been sent to officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by the Muslim American Society - an Islamic revival and reform movement, and Annie Jacobsen, author of Terror in the Skies writes about it at her website, The Aviation Nation.

States Ms. Jacobsen: “Are the words “US Airports” and “fatwa” together in one sentence unexceptional? Or are they cause for alarm? I asked a Federal Air Marshal - that would be federal counter-terrorism agent assigned to protect US airports - what he thought about the fatwa at the Minnesota Airport.”

“A fatwa at a US Airport?” He said, speaking on the condition of anonymity, “surely you’re joking.”