The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, is the latest group to condemn the decision of an Egyptian court to designate the political wing of Hamas a terrorist organization. The IUMS statement begins:
March 2, 2015 IUMS received with amazement and severe censure the decision of the urgent matters court in the Arab Republic of Egypt on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, and that the Islamic Resistance Movement ‘Hamas’ is a terrorist organization. It is a judgment that holds shame to Egypt and its governors, in the time that the same court judge from a month that it lacked jurisdiction to consider such a subject, which is the politicization of the work of the judiciary in Egypt, in light of the coup authority that turned all the balances, and disrupted all the issues, So the first issue hit the nation, the question of Palestine, and target the Islamic Resistance Hamas, which form the spearhead in the system of the Palestinian resistance, which is the honor of the Arab and Islamic nation.
The Union about this judicial dangerous Egyptian decision confirms the following:
•The Union strongly condemns this decision issued by the competent court, and that this decision only serves the Zionist occupation authority on the beloved land of Palestine.
•The Union surprise is that at the time when the European Court removed the resistance movement ‘Hamas’ from the list of terrorist organizations in Europe, an Arab and Muslim country consider the movement ‘Hamas’ as a terrorist organization, without any evidence.
• Palestine is the first case in the Arab and Islamic nation, and the resistance is a crown on the head of all the nation, and any attempts to undermine the resistance is the attempts to serve the Zionist occupation brutal, and must refrain from such attempts immediately.
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The GMBDW reported last week on the Egyptian court’s ruling as well as the Hamas reaction which called it “shocking.” We also reported on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood statement condemning the ruling. Early last month, the GMBDW reported on the original ruling itself.
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.