It seems to me that Shabana Azmi has a lot to talk about issues and subjects that are of no relevance at all. I mean, she goes into great deal to explain what a fatwa is, in a context where a honest or a logical opinion or analysis would have done. I wonder if she is an actress or a missionary!!
It's nice that Ms.Azmi is very clear in her mind with regard to "stupid" fatwas. It's enlightening to know that a learned mufti's opinion is a fatwa and it's not binding. If a fatwa is not binding then why does Shalman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen are running for cover from being killed by "pious" mussalmans who take the fatwa as a gospel. May be whenever a stupid fatwa is issued, in future, Ms.Azmi should tell the mufti or the institution on their face that the fatwa is stupid and enough is enough. Hope she will do this.