EGYPT'S AL AZHAR CALLS FOR JIHAD AGAINST U.S.
CAIRO [MENL] -- The most prominent Sunni Muslim seminary, sponsored by theEgyptian government, has called for holy war against the United States andits allies. The Cairo-based Al Azhar seminary issued a ruling on Monday that calledon Muslims to wage a "jihad," or holy war against the United States andallied forces that participate in the war against Iraq. The seminary saidall Muslims are required by their religion to join the jihad once the UnitedStates attacks Baghdad. The communique referred to the United States as thecrusader.