Question posed to the ‘Allaamah Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him):
Is it permissible to assassinate the disbelieving cartoonist who is known to draw the evil pictures of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)?
Assassination is not a sound way (to deal with this matter). This increases them in evil and anger against the Muslims. However, that which defeats them is the refutation of their doubts and the clarification of their shameful affairs. As for aiding with arms and weapons, and establishing Jihaad in the way of Allaah, then that is (a prerogative) for the Muslim ruler. Continue reading