Yes, it is clear. Something is missing from the fatwa. The actual, clear, and unequivocal condemnation of particular terrorists and terrorist organizations. The actual, clear, and unequivocal condemnation of jihadism as an ideology.I'm not sure I agree, but Dr. Walid Phares is a pretty knowledgeable fellow.
You see without this, without saying that OBL and al Qaeda members are going to hell, there are enough loopholes in the statement for someone to say "Well, that applies to that suicide bombing or civilian attack, but not this one."
So for all it's hoopla and slick PR. CAIR and the Fiqh Council's fatwa is just a way of diverting attention away from them.
The Counterterrorism Blog has more.