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At least 200 religious scholars in Pakistan have issued a fatwa terming suicide attacks as “un-Islamic” and said the Muslim governments are bound to crush rebel groups like the Taliban, ISIS and al-Qaeda. “Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and other such so-called Jihadi outfit’s philosophy is misleading. Their functioning is un-Islamic and thinking based on poor knowledge of Islam,” said the fatwa issued by clerics belonging to different Islamic sects after a conference held here last month. The fatwa also said that attacks on places of worship of other faiths are the worst sins. The conference’s coordinator, Mualana Ziaul Haq Naqshbandi said the clerics also decided to have a Friday as ‘Peace and Love Day’ by delivering sermons in 400,000 mosques against unlawful killings. A Ulema (clerics) board would also be established to counter the narrative of extremist and terrorist organizations like ISIS,Taliban and many others.