Home Office silent over Fatwa threat in Tooting
The Home Office today declined to comment on posters which have been put up in Tooting issuing a Fatwa on Theresa May.
The town’s MP, Sadiq Khan, said he had informed the Home Secretary about the posters this morning in Parliament - but a spokeswoman for her office said no comment would be made on the matter.
The Western-style wanted posters claim the Fatwa - a term sometimes used to mean an Islamic death sentence imposed upon a person - is “for the abduction, kidnapping and false imprisonment” of various radical clerics.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Tooting Islamic Centre (TIC) criticised the posters, which have been plastered on phone boxes, bus shelters and even the town’s message board, close to Tooting Broadway Tube station.
He said: “A Fatwa is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist.
“To describe the term as otherwise leads to both confusion and uncertainty.
“The TIC is not aware of the makers, and are not in any way associated with this leaflet.
“TIC condemns the use of such language and incitement.”
The posters direct the reader to a professionally-made website - theresamayfatwa.co.
The site carries a mobile number but when the Wandsworth Guardian dialled it, an automatic voicemail message played.
Wandsworth police are investigating the matter and working with the council to remove the posters.