yusuf al-qaradawi » ADL Blogs
Posts Tagged ‘yusuf al-qaradawi’
May 15, 2014 1

Conference In Qatar Features Anti-Semitism and Pro-Terror Messages

The Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars (IUMS) held a con­fer­ence ear­lier this week in the Qatari cap­i­tal of Doha called “Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Al-Aqsa: Between Con­spir­acy and Con­fronta­tion.” The day­long con­fer­ence, which took place on Sun­day, May 11, fea­tured speeches by the direc­tor of Hamas’s for­eign rela­tions depart­ment, Osama Ham­dan, who is based in Lebanon, and by rad­i­cal cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.qatar 2014 conference Al Aqsa

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.”

For his part, Ham­dan used the plat­form to pro­mote the use of vio­lence against Israel and deny Israel’s right to exist, say­ing “Time has come to encour­age Arabs and Mus­lims to fight for the lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine because rights can’t return with­out force.”

Ham­dan also said, “It’s shame­ful to for­get what was occu­pied in 1948, which is the major­ity of the land of Pales­tine,” and expressed hope that the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion between Hamas and Fatah would lead to a “recon­sid­er­a­tion of the lib­er­a­tion project.”

IUMS is led by Qaradawi and is par­tially spon­sored by the Qatari gov­ern­ment. Qatar’s repeated pro­vi­sion of a plat­form for events marked by anti-Semitism and sup­port for ter­ror­ism calls into ques­tion the country’s claims to be a mod­er­ate and rea­son­able voice in the region. The con­fer­ence is also an exam­ple of the per­va­sive anti-Semitism that exists in the Mid­dle East and North Africa.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

May 4, 2012 0

Qaradawi Beats Drums Of War Against Israel in Friday Sermon

Dur­ing his Fri­day ser­mon in the Qatari cap­i­tal of Doha on April 27, rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood cleric Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi denied Israel’s right to exist and called on Arabs and Mus­lims to fight the Israelis.

“Israel thinks it’s set­tled on the land. And we say, by God, you Israelis shall never set­tle on our land. You will remain strangers, you will remain immi­grants,” Qaradawi said. “They must…they must return to their coun­tries, we believe in that, they can­not set­tle here….The Israelis will def­i­nitely dis­ap­pear and get out of this coun­try, and we are wait­ing for this day, we must pre­pare our­selves, and pre­pare our youth. We shall not surrender.”

After say­ing that the Pales­tini­ans “can­not fight alone” because “the Israelis have weapons enough to fight the entire Arabs,” he asked, “Why the Arabs are not fighting?…We call upon all to unite, to tell the Pales­tini­ans we are with you, the least to do is to say to the Pales­tini­ans we are behind you”

Qaradawi also expressed regret that while Mus­lims fail to sup­port their Pales­tin­ian broth­ers, Jews from around the world strongly sup­port Israel with money and weapons, and in pol­i­tics and the media. “The Jews in the entire world, all of them, with the excep­tion of a small group, sup­port Israel.”

Qaradawi ended his ser­mon, which was broad­cast live on Qatar’s offi­cial tele­vi­sion sta­tion, by pray­ing that God destroys the Israelis and enables the Pales­tini­ans to achieve vic­tory “over the ene­mies of God and [the Palestinian’s] enemies.”

Tags: , , , , , ,