The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, has issued a call for “a free global outburst” to direct world attention to toward what the statement calls “attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds (Jerusalem).” The statement begins:
October 8, 2014 The International Union for Muslim Scholars is following with deep concern, the escalating criminal acts by the Zionists occupiers on the land of Palestine, towards Al-Aqsa Mosque from very serious the raids, and the launch of stun grenades inside the mosque that led to the burning of some of the carpets of the mosque, in addition to the continuous intrusion calls by Zionists groups, that reached to claim opening a door for the Jews in Al-Aqsa Al-Shareef Mosque, it is unfortunate that all of this and more is happening in amid of global silence and especially the Arab and Islamic silence! Except for those who have a mercy from my Lord. In the ambience of such criminal acts of Zionism, against the Palestinian people and Al-Aqsa and the people of Al-Quds, IUMS sees the following:
1. The Union denounces the stormed of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist occupiers, and by Israeli security forces that dropped bombs ,which led to the burning of some Carpets in Al-Aqsa Mosque, also the Union condemns the attack on the people of Al-Quds while the Zionists who are trying to attack Al-Aqsa Mosque.
2.The Union warns of continuing such criminal acts toward Palestine and its just cause, and confirms that the Zionists are the aggressor and occupier of the blessed land and its people according to the laws and norms and international law.
3.The International Union calls all the world and international organizations to work in order to stop this Zionist crime, and stop t h e unexplained silence, at the time where the world is establishing an alliances against the organizations that are shown an extremist, while standing silently in front of an occupied that is breaking the laws without being stopped by anyone.
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In addition, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood also issued a statement that
…..demands that Arab and Muslim peoples meet the call of the International Union for Muslim Scholars to support Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, October 17th so the Zionists, their puppets and accomplices realize the time for liberating Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque from the barbaric criminals is upon them.
Reuters reported earlier this week on clashes at the al-Aqsa compound.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is often the subject of various Global Muslim Brotherhood conspiracies theories involving alleged Israeli plots and plans to destroy the mosque and the GMBDW judges that Qaradawi is using the occasion of the current clashes to attempt to divert world focus over ISIS.
In March 2013, the GMBDW reported that Israeli Muslim Brotherhood leader Raed Salah had warned U.S. President Obama not to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque during his upcoming visit to Israel. A post from September 2012 reported on comments by Salah in which he predicted that Israel actions toward the Al-Aqsa Mosque will “speed up the demise of the Zionist entity.”
The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) was launched on July 11, 2004 in conjunction with a visit by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi to London for a meeting of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. Qaradawi is the IUMS President while many prominent individuals tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and/or Hamas serve as IUMS Trustees.
For a profile on the IUMS, go here.