The Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF) will issue a fatwa (religious edict) banning Muslim scholars from joining the raging riots, IslamOnline.net has learnt Sunday, November 6.
The fatwa is expected to underlined that such acts run counter to the basic teachings of Islam.
The influential UOIF is one of the main groups comprising the umbrella French Council for the Muslim Religion (CFCM).
UOIF's chairman Lhaj Thami Breze cast doubt over the parties behind the accelerating violence.
He accused several parties, including far-rightists and Zionist lobby, of fishing in the troubled water to 'smear the image of Muslims and Arabs'.
The Muslim leader said many of the incidents involving the burning of public properties remain ambiguous.
'The rioting, which started as a spontaneous reaction, is not like that anymore. Some parties are feeding these incidents,' Breze charged.
'The perpetrators of such actions can never be Muslims,' he averred.
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