Qaradawi Organization Condemns Killing Of Muslim Family In The US; Claims Western “Media Blackout” Over The Issue


The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, has issue a statement condemning the killing of an American Muslim family in North Carolina. According to the IUMS statement, there has been an “official media blackout in the West about this tragic incident”:

February 12, 2015 Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah; Mohamed, and upon his family and companions and allies (and after)

The IUMS received with great sadness and sorrow, the news of the killing of three members of a Muslim family: Dia Shadi Barakat (23 years), and his wife Yusr Mohammed Abu Salha (21 years), and her sister Razan Mohammed Abu Salha (19 years), in the state of North Carolina, USA, they are three young people in the prime of life, learning in Western universities, their colleagues and neighbors says that they have good conduct, and peaceful, and abide by the laws and customs prevailing. They are not terrorists and extremists, not suspects, benefiting from the community and they benefit it, providing food and drink for the homeless.

They were killed by an American citizen, only because they are Muslims, as the preliminary analysis of the accident, and according to what is published on the killer’s social networking account.

The distinction between people because of their religion, in front of the law, or the institutions of society, the media, government and civil, is a sponsor to confirm Muslims feeling a policy of double standards, bushels undiminished for Muslims, and complete for others, a sense of feeds reclusion and isolation, extremism and terrorism.

Not facing these attacks by the necessary legal procedures, and media attention, and ignoring or underestimated them, and saying un true reasons, is a kind of temptation to the owners of these extremist ideas and behaviors of committing more crimes.

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The statement goes on to make the odd charge that there has been a deliberate “official media blackout in the West about this tragic incident” and calls on the US not to “export fake reasons” for the killings.

The GMBDW reported in January that the IUMS had called on the UN to make ‘contempt of religions’ illegal. d

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) was launched on July 11, 2004 in conjunction with a visit by 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. The GMBDW reported in December of last year that the (IUMS) was being expelled from an international Islamic council,  likely the Cairo-based International Islamic Council for Da’wa and Relief, (IICDR), an umbrella group for 86 Islamic organizations, many of which had known for being associated with the Global Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas fundraising, or support for Al Qaeda. According to an Ahram Online report, the IUMS and ten other unidentified groups were being dropped from the Council because they mix preaching with politics, and support terrorist groups although the IICDR website does not as of yet show any changes to its list of affiliated organizations and does not include the IUMS.

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