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Al-Qaradawi Center for “Moderation”

Al Qaradawi, the “reformer”, the voice of “moderation”: will he reform this?


In an amazing bit of irony, a Qatari government fund is creating the Al-Qaradawi Centre for Islamic Moderation and Renewal, named after leading Sunni scholar and self-proclaimed “Mufti of martyrdom operations” Yousef Al-Qaradawi. claims that the center will direct its “moderation” towards “politicians and economists,” train imams, and show the “huge difference between terrorism and jihad.”

Yet all of these stated goals directly contradict Al-Qaradawi’s statements in support of terrorism, his desire to overthrow capitalism, and his position as a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Director Hasan Khalifa is a professor of Comparative Religion at Cairo University and a great admirer of Al-Qaradawi. He stated that the organization “would direct its works at politicians and economists to help them promote moderation in their respective areas.”

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In the realm of politics, there are numerous examples of Al-Qaradawi’s “moderation.” He has openly permitted the killing of American troops in Iraq and praised the “heroic deeds” from “Hamas, Jihad, Al-Aqsa Brigades, and others.” Reports by prominent London newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, repeated Israeli claims that Al-Qaradawi was funding “the heart of Hamas,” the Al-Islam Charity, through his Welfare Coalition. He has also pledged to fight the United States if it attacked Iran, stating:

“When America threatened it [Iran], I said I am against America. Iran has the right to possess peaceful nuclear power, and if America fights it, we would stand up against it [America].”

To top it all off, Al-Qaradawi has proclaimed himself the “Mufti of martyrdom operations” and stated:

“I have been affiliated with a group considered by Zionists as their first enemy; it is the Muslim Brotherhood that has provided and still provides martyrs for the cause of Palestine.

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3 thoughts on “Moderate Islam Watch”

  1. * “The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie … a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim” (Ahmadinejad)

    What “mythical claim” might that be?

    “On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates” ( Genesis 15:18 )

    That the one?

  2. “The pretext for establishing the palestinian regime is a lie…
    a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim”
    Palestinians are a mixture of arab, phoenician and cretian
    and Philistinian descent which can only claim the gaza strip,
    which egypt never wanted to give them anyway. (if it wasn’t
    for the goodwill of the jews, there wouldn’t be hamas -gaza).
    Concerning the greater Israel, it wont happen because the Gen
    15:18 prophecy was fulfilled in the times of Solomon.
    In the Millennium YHM will reign the world fromout Jerusalem
    King David will be king of Israel. probably over a bigger territory
    than what it is now, but not as big as in Solomon’s time.

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