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May 2, 2013 2

Qaradawi On Doha Interfaith Conference: Keep Jews Out!

Rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi derided the 10th annual Doha inter­faith con­fer­ence held in Qatar last week for includ­ing Jews.qaradawi-doha

Dur­ing his April 26 Fri­day ser­mon at the Omar Bin al-Khattab Mosque in Doha, Qaradawi said he decided to boy­cott the con­fer­ence because he can­not dia­logue with Jews. “…I can­not be with [sic] a con­fer­ence that includes the oppres­sor Jews,” Qaradawi said.

“No way I will put my hand in their hands,” Qaradawi added. “Their hands are soiled with blood. Their hands are the hands of killing, the hands of tyranny and the hands of injus­tice. I can­not con­t­a­m­i­nate my hands by putting it in their hands.”

Qaradawi ini­tially announced his inten­tion to boy­cott the con­fer­ence in an inter­view with the Qatari daily news­pa­per Al-Arab on April 22. “I decided to not par­tic­i­pate, so that I would not sit with the Jews on one plat­form… the Jews are usurp­ing Pales­tine and al-Aqsa Mosque and destroy­ing the houses of God…” Qaradawi told Al-Arab reporter.

In the same inter­view, Qaradawi crit­i­cized all efforts to have a dia­logue with other reli­gious groups, claim­ing they are useless.

Qaradawi pre­vi­ously declined to par­tic­i­pate in the 8th annual Doha con­fer­ence in 2011. In a state­ment released by Qaradawi’s office at that time, he report­edly said, “How can we con­duct a dia­logue in a time when they seize lands, shed blood, burn farms, and demol­ish houses? Palestine’s conun­drum has to be resolved first before we sit together at the same table.”

Qaradawi, who heads The Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars, has gar­nered world­wide appeal through a wide net­work of asso­ci­a­tions and by mak­ing use of var­i­ous media out­lets. Through his speeches and writ­ings, Qaradawi has demon­strated con­sis­tent sup­port of ter­ror­ist groups that seek to under­mine a peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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October 18, 2012 2

Egypt-Based Group Shows Children Preparing To Fight Zionists And Jews

An Egypt-based group affil­i­ated with rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood ide­o­logue, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, has released a new video show­ing chil­dren being taught to fight and kill Israelis.

The video, released yes­ter­day by Al-Aqsa Trustees Move­ment, an orga­ni­za­tion that describes its mis­sion as “rais­ing new gen­er­a­tions to lib­er­ate Jerusalem,” was cre­ated to show the types of activ­i­ties orga­nized by the group’s Aqsa Child Committee.

The video depicts what appear to be kindergarten-aged chil­dren in Egypt angrily curs­ing, attack­ing and behead­ing card­board cutouts of Israeli sol­diers with Stars of David on their heads.

The Al-Aqsa Trustees Move­ment is headed by anti-Semite Salah Sul­tan, the head the of the Jerusalem com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars, which was founded by al-Qaradawi. The Trustees Move­ment was founded, accord­ing Sul­tan, “to cre­ate a new gen­er­a­tion who will carry the trust of Al-Aqsa in the face of Jews…We hope that the young men and young women of this Ummah will join us.”

The video starts with a writ­ten intro­duc­tion stat­ing: “After the chil­dren learned about Al-Aqsa Mosque and what the Jews did to it, they went to kill the Zion­ists and lib­er­ate the Mosque.” The chil­dren are then shown engag­ing in a game where they attack human shaped card­board cutouts of Israeli sol­diers with Stars of David on their heads.

At the end of the video, one child is shown car­ry­ing the head of one of the card­board Israeli sol­dier and say­ing, “Look how the Zion­ist sol­dier ended.” A teacher then tells the chil­dren, “play kids, play,” and says “look how he tram­ples him,” refer­ring to one child who steps on one of the card­board sol­diers. Another teacher is heard say­ing “hit him, hit.”

Those inter­ested in join­ing the Al-Aqsa Trustees Move­ment are required to fill out an appli­ca­tion form and pledge alle­giance to the group’s pro­grams, accord­ing to its Face­book page. 200 appli­cants have appar­ently already been accepted, accord­ing to the page.

Accord­ing to Hager Al-Oshary, a mem­ber of the group’s Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, the group has pre­vi­ously orga­nized activ­i­ties at Cairo Uni­ver­sity, includ­ing a rally to “remind the Arab Youth about their duty towards the Pales­tin­ian cause.”

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August 14, 2012 2

Blood Libel Broadcast Across Arab World: New Arabic Translation Of Talmud Cited

Holo­caust denial, the blood libel and other vicious anti-Semitism marked last week’s episode of the weekly show Milad air­ing on mul­ti­ple Arab satel­lite channels.

Salman Al-Ouda

Dur­ing the pro­gram, a weekly dis­cus­sion with Dr. Salman al-Ouda, a promi­nent Saudi scholar and the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars, al-Ouda pro­moted the Ara­bic lan­guage trans­la­tion of the Baby­lon­ian Tal­mud to sup­port his anti-Semitic diatribe.

In one seg­ment of the episode, al-Ouda said: “The Jews believe that they have the right to kill any­one who doesn’t believe in their reli­gion — it’s stated in the Tal­mud.” He then told a story about a doc­tor who was asked by Jews to pro­vide them with human blood to make pies. That story was fol­lowed by another descrip­tion of Jews abduct­ing chil­dren in Dam­as­cus in order to use their blood dur­ing Easter.

Al-Ouda then showed a copy of the newly released Ara­bic trans­la­tion of the Tal­mud pub­lished by the Mid­dle East Stud­ies Cen­ter (MESC), a Jordan-based think tank. “The peo­ple who trans­lated this book must be thanked,” he said. “…they gave us a weapon to con­front our ene­mies, to expose the men­tal­ity of the Jews, to learn how they think and expose their scan­dals. The Jews were very upset with this trans­la­tion and fought against it.”

Salman Al-Ouda shows Ara­bic trans­la­tion of the Tal­mud pub­lished by the Mid­dle East Stud­ies Center

When asked by the show’s co-host if the Jews’ evil char­ac­ter­is­tics are acquired or inher­ent, Al-Ouda responded, “World­wide, you might find some Jews who live in open soci­eties away from the influ­ence of other Jews or away from the bond with their reli­gion and race. They turn into athe­ist Jews like Nor­man [Finkel­stein], who is an athe­ist, or some even become com­mu­nists, or social­ists. They become ordi­nary peo­ple, away from the influ­ence of [their] religion.”

Al-Ouda described Finkel­stein, an anti-Israel aca­d­e­mic whose career has been marked by a vit­ri­olic hatred of Zion­ism and Israel, as “Jew­ish yet coura­geous.” Al-Ouda also min­i­mized the num­ber of Jews killed dur­ing the Holocaust.

Milad airs on Qatar Tele­vi­sion, Libya Tele­vi­sion, and Saudi chan­nels includ­ing 4Shabab, Rotana and Al-Risala, among oth­ers. Ear­lier this month, ADL expressed con­cern that anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries and anti-Israel plot lines have dom­i­nated var­i­ous shows air­ing dur­ing Ramadan on satel­lite sta­tions with wide view­er­ship across the Mid­dle East.

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