Qaradawi Glorifies Killing Jews; Blames Jews For Egyptian Ruler Al-Sisi


The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has announced that it held a seminar on Jerusalem last week featuring IUMS leader Youssef Qaradawi and Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal. According to the announcement:

Youssef Qaradawi
Youssef Qaradawi

IUMS hold on Sunday 11 May in Doha, a Seminar on ‘Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa between conspiracy and confrontation’, with the participation of a quorum of Scholars and personalities, the most prominent Eminence Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, dr. Ali Muhiuddin Al-Qurra Daghi, Sheikh Ikrama Sabri, and Mr. Khaled Masha’al.

 The Seminar is one of the Union’s contribution in the efforts of civil society organizations, and others in the Arab and Islamic world, to advocate the issues of the Arab and Islamic nation, and a reply to repeated Zionists abuse on Al-Aqsa, Al-Quds, and other religious sanctities, and Judaization attempts of the enemy and normalization by others.

 The Seminar aims to return Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque to focus attention to the public and their leaders, to define the conspiracies and intrigues carried out to Judaize Al-Quds and change its nature, adding to this the attempts by some of the normalization of some Muslims with the land rapist.

 It also aims to try to activate and develop proposals, to defend Al-Quds issue in particular and Palestine in general, and to coordinate the nation effort toward the issue.”

However, NGO’s in the US have provided a somewhat different account of the seminar based on the IUMS Arabic report. According to a translation by the US-based Anti-Defamatiion League (ADL):

In his speech, Qaradawi reit­er­ated his past anti-Semitic remarks glo­ri­fy­ing the killing of Jews as part of the Islamic tradition.

Accord­ing to the IUMS web­site: “He [Qaradawi] deliv­ered the good news of Mus­lims’ vic­tory over Jews with evi­dence from the Qur’an and Sun­nah includ­ing the say­ing of the Prophet, peace be upon him, ‘The last hour would not come unless you fight the Jews and the stone, with a Jew behind it, would say: oh Mus­lim, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.’”

Qaradawi also reit­er­ated his oppo­si­tion to Abdel Fat­tah Al-Sisi, the for­mer gen­eral who is poised to be elected as Egypt’s next pres­i­dent fol­low­ing elec­tions that will be held later this month. Qaradawi accused Al-Sisi – who led a coup against The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood–affil­i­ated pres­i­dent last year – of being the choice of the Jews. Accord­ing to IUMS’s web­site, Qaradawi also noted the “hap­pi­ness of the Jews” with the Egypt­ian pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. He stated, “the Jews con­sider him their Sisi and not our Sisi.”

Known for his antisemitism, Youssef Qaradawi is the most important leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood and is the de facto spiritual leader of the movement and 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.  For a profile of Youssef Qaradawi, go here.

For more information on Khaled Meshaal, go here.

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