Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi was in attendance at a Qatar Charity event to commemorate an Al-Jazeera cameraman who was killed in Libya. Gulf media is reporting that Qatar Charity has announced a project to establish a hospital in Benghazi, Libya to be named after Ali Hassan Al Jaber,, an Al-Jazeera cameraman who was killed in Libya last week. According to a Gulf Times report:
DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) has announced a project to establish a QR30m hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi that will be named after Al Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber, who was killed in Libya last week. This was disclosed by Yousuf Al Hammadi, a Qatar Charity official yesterday during an event held in memory of the slain Qatari cameraman. He said Qatar Charity had already provided QR5m to the hospital project while the remaining amount will be raised from the public through donations. He urged all the people to support the project. Ali Al Jaber was a volunteer of Qatar Charity and had contributed to many of its charitable and humanitarian projects, said Al Hammadi. Qatar Charity’s relief team in Libya will soon launch the second phase of its project to support the thousands of people stranded on the borders between Libya and Tunisia. The project has been launched in collaboration with the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and international humanitarian agencies operating in Libya. Mohammed Adrador, director of relief and emergencies at Qatar Charity said the organisation had already provided 63,000 ready meals to more than 1,000 people stranded on the borders. The charity has constructed 25 bathrooms for families and 1,220 people are using these facilities daily. It has also provided 20 middle-size containers to be used as garbage bins. In cooperation with HMC, the Charity has provided medical equipment to support 600 affected people in Libya costing QR300,000. It has also set up blood donation units. During the first phase of the project, Qatar Charity constructed two camps with 37 tents on the Libyan-Tunisian border. Each tent can accommodate 20 to 30 people. It had also provided 16 big toilets and eight reservoirs for drinking water with a capacity of 1,000 litres each. Meanwhile, Qatar sent 66 tonnes of foodstuff and medicines on Friday through the air bridge set up between Qatar and Libya. The air bridge was launched to provide emergency support to civilians in Libya affected by the conflict. A source said more planes would fly to Libya soon with aid depending on the situation on the ground.
A website associated with Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi announced that Qaradawi was in attendance at the event described sbove where he said that “dictators will go to hell for committing crimes against their people and their Arab and Islamic countries.”
A NEFA Foundation report says that Qatar Charity is a member of the Union of Good, a global coalition of charities raising money for Hamas and described by the report as follows:
The Union of Good is a coalition of Islamic charities that provides financial support to both the Hamas “social” infrastructure, as well as its terrorist activities. It is headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, and most of the trustees and member organizations are associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood. The Union of Good was banned by Israel in 2002 and was recently designated a terrorist entity by the United States, although neither Youssef Qaradawi nor any of the Trustees were similarly designated. Despite the fact that action has been taken against some of its member organizations in Europe, many of its other European member organizations continue to operate. Further, the Union of Good itself does not appear to be under investigation in Europe.
Previous posts have discussed Qaradawi’s statement that Arab leaders should recognize a Libyan rebel council, his fatwa (religious ruling) calling on the Libyan Army to kill Gaddafi, and a Libyan opposition rebel group who cited Qaradawi’s support of the rebels on their home page.
Qaradawi, a virulent anti-Semite is often referred to here as the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, an acknowledgement of his role as the de facto spiritual leader of the movement. In 2004, Qaradawi turned down the offer to lead the Egyptian Brotherhood after the death of the Supreme Guide. Based in Qatar, Sheikh Qaradawi has reportedly amassed substantial wealth through his role as Shari’ah adviser to many important Islamic banks and funds. He is also considered to be the “spiritual guide” for Hamas and his fatwas in support of suicide bombings against Israeli citizens were instrumental in the development of the phenomenon. A recent post has discussed a video compilation of Qaradawi’s extremist statements. Qaradawi recently reiterated his support for suicide bombing in Israel and expressed his desire to die as a martyr “at the hands of a non-Muslim.”