Fatwa (Arabic: فتوى) was the term for a legal judgment handed down by a clerical authority in the Islamic faith.
In 2002, an Iranian ayatollah issued a fatwa calling for the death of Dr. Ibrahim Rafizadeh in response to his publication of The Divided Soul: A Study of the Heart and Mind of Islam. (Veto Power)
Two years after Day 8, al-Qaeda representative Hakeem el-Jamal pointedly threatened Karl Rask with a fatwa if Rask failed to refund him for the AGM-129 missiles stolen from the Barataria. (Rogue)