California Yankee notes that Muslim clerics in Spain have issued a fatwa against Osama Bin Laden for last year’s Madrid train bombing.
He makes a great point:
This is a very clever tactic. Short of bringing bin Laden to justice I can’t think of a better way to honor those massacred at his bidding. American Muslims would have made a lot of points in the U.S., and helped the War Against Terrorism, had they done something like this after 9-11.
Indeed. Hopefully Spain’s Muslims will inspire others to join them. And it’s kind of ironic that they’ve just shown more backbone against bin Laden and al Qaida than Spain’s voters as a whole last year.