The Need for Fatwa to Counter Frontier Justice and Jungle Justice
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 | 24 Shawwal, 1443 AH
“It’s most important, now more than ever, for Muslim scholars to issue specific fatwa against frontier justice and jungle justice. Those who believe that mob, under any circumstance, can implement or administer the Islamic legal system are wrong, and they have to be confronted with clear juristic opinions derived from the same sources they believe in, which they claim inspire their misguided actions.”
Frontier justice: Extrajudicial punishment that is motivated by the nonexistence of law and order or dissatisfaction with justice. The phrase can also be used to describe a prejudiced judge. Lynching, vigilantism and gunfighting are considered forms of frontier justice.
Jungle justice: Extrajudicial punishment, including lynching, in a jungle (or, figuratively, a jungle-like area).
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