Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi has delivered on address on Al Jazeera TV in which he alleges that Christians were used by the ruling military government to kill Muslims. According to a MEMRI translation:
Following are excerpts from an address delivered by leading Sunni scholar Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, which aired on Al-Jazeera Network on July 27, 2013:
Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: [Egyptian Defense Minister Al-Sisi] believes that the people gave him the right to kill Egyptians, to cut off their heads.
Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi and his aides brought soldiers in multitudes – among them soldiers in uniform and soldiers wearing civilian clothing, including bullies, Christians, and others. They were recruited in order to kill the defenseless Muslims.
They all bear responsibility before Allah. No one will be able to say that he was following orders. Absolutely not. Nobody should follow an order to kill peaceful people. If you are ordered to kill peaceful people, you must refuse. Even if you are placed on trial for this, you will be deemed innocent by Allah and by the people.
Another call I address to Sheik of Al-Azhar, who said to Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi on the very first day: ‘You must do this, because one must choose the lesser of two evils.’ He believed that the lesser of two evils was for the ruler to kill the people. Who told you this, oh Sheik of Al-Azhar? Did you ask for a fatwa from the Council of Senior Scholars, from the Islamic Research Academy, or Al-Azhar’s fatwa authority? Did you ask for a fatwa from the Muslim scholars? This is a very serious matter, yet you did not consult anyone. You are not allowed to act on your own.
I don’t know what that human beast, Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi, is scheming. I don’t know what evil plans he has for the protesters tonight, but this will not intimidate those who have been protesting for a month. They have been sleeping in Rabia Al-Adawiyya Square for a month. They are real men, as resolute as lions. They will not back down. They do not fear death. Those who die are not considered losses. On the contrary.
I call upon the Arab leaders and the leaders of the Muslim countries… I call upon King Abdallah, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and his men, to stand by what is right. You gave them $12 billion. Did you give them all these billions so they could kill Egyptians?
Youssef Qaradawi is the most important leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood and is the de facto spiritual leader of the movement. He is also considered to be the “spiritual guide” for Hamas and his fatwas in support of suicide bombings against Israeli citizens were utilized by Hamas to justify their operations. In 2004, Qaradawi turned down the offer to head he Egyptian Brotherhood after the death of the Supreme Guide. He is based in Qatar and has said the Qatari Emir has protected from being designated as a terrorist by the U.S. He has also reportedly amassed substantial wealth by serving as the Shari’ah adviser to many important Islamic banks and funds. Qaradawi is the head of the Union of Good (UOG), a worldwide coalition of charities helping to raise funds for Hamas and is the leader of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), the theological body of the European Muslim Brotherhood.
Qaradawi has made frequent extremist statements including:
- Predicting that Islam will conquer Europe through peaceful means.
- Calling Hitler a divine punishment for the “misdeeds of the Jews” and that the Holocaust was exaggerated.
- Saying that he wants to end his life “in the service of Jihad” by visiting Israel and throwing a bomb, becoming a “martyr” in the process.
- Calling for the death of all Jews.
- Calling for attacks on US troops and civilians in Iraq along with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hizbullah.
- Calling for the collapse of the US if it doesn’t end its “unjust ways.”