Moderate Mufti al Qaradawi Wants Nukes for Muslims ‘To Terrorize Their Enemies’


The Qaradawi Fraud continues, Hollyweirdo’s  and PC- gestapo stay the course:

Some Moderate! Imam, Friend of Professors and Hollywood, Wants Nukes for Muslims ‘To Terrorize Their Enemies’

During the past month, Imam Yusuf al-Qaradawi, spiritual guide to the Muslim Brotherhood, has called on Muslims to acquire nuclear weapons “to terrorize their enemies.” He also boycotted an interfaith meeting with Jews on grounds he believes they support murdering Muslims in Palestine, and he additionally said Muslims are permitted to kill Israeli women because they serve in the army.

This continues Qaradawi’s long-established support of violent jihad. But despite this record, he has been embraced as a “moderate” Muslim by his defenders in the West and the Arab world. In a September interview, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone said “the fact that Sheikh Qaradawi has been banned [from Britain] is a disgrace; he is one of the leading progressive voices in the Muslim world.” Livingstone blamed “a huge smear campaign organized by Zionists.”

In America, John Esposito, a religious scholar who is close to the Brotherhood, has called Qaradawi a supporter of a “reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and prominent Islamists like Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, have expressed similar sentiments about Qaradawi.

Barrie Osborne, producer of Hollywood blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix, has hired Qaradawi as a consultant for a movie about the Prophet Mohammed. Last month, Qaradawi was given a medal for public service by King Abdullah of Jordan.

Qaradawi has won these awards despite a long record of anti-Semitism and advocating violence against purported enemies of islam. Consider the following examples:

In an interview last month with Al-Jazeera’s Arabic-language service, Qaradawi was asked if Muslims should try to get atomic weapons “to terrorize their enemies.” Qaradawi replied that this goal would be permissible, saying he was “happy” to learn that Pakistan had such a nuclear weapon to defend itself. Qaradawi explained that that was the meaning of Koranic verses urging Muslims “to terrorize thereby the enemy of God and your enemy.”

Support for Iran and Muslim rights to possess nuclear technology have been recurring themes for Qaradawi.

“It is obligatory on all Muslims to resist any possible attack the US might launch against Iran,” Qaradawi said in a 2007 interview. “The U.S. is an enemy of Islam that has already declared war on Islam under the disguise of war on terrorism and provides Israel with unlimited support.”

It was wrong to deny Iran the right to ostensibly peaceful nuclear technology so long as the United States and Israel had nuclear weapons, he said.

Last month, Qaradawi boycotted the 8th Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue conference in Qatar, saying he opposes discourse with Jews on principle.

“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,” he said.

A source close to Qaradawi told the Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm that the imam does not oppose talking to Jews because of their religious affiliation, noting that he has met with representatives of the anti-Zionist Neturai Karta, an organization seen here attending a Holocaust-denial conference staged by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Neturai Karta are Jews who reject the principles of Zionism and the occupation of Muslim lands, although “the majority of Jews at present are with the actions of murder in Palestine,” the source said in explaining Qaradawi’s willingness to talk to the group.

In a recorded address last month to a Hamas-organized parley in Gaza, Qaradawi said Palestinians must continue violence against Israel.

“Arms must not be laid down; he who wants freedom must pay the price. Independence is not given as alms,” Qaradawi said. According to the Arabic-language newspaper al-Watan, Qaradawi stated: “We must irrigate [the] tree of freedom with our blood. We must not leave the Palestinians alone.” Every Muslim “must play his part to help our brothers in Palestine until they obtain their rights,” he said. “Not one inch of the Land of Islam must remain in the grasp of infidels and occupiers.”

In an interview with last month, Qaradawi blamed “the Zionist media machine” for popular opposition to the location of the Ground Zero Mosque. Muslims in the U.S. and abroad also have voiced opposition to the plan.

Qaradawi’s website glorifies violence against Jews and against Palestinians deemed to be supporters of Israel. The front page links to a section entitled “Palestine under siege.” At the top of the section is an entry from May 2002 showing the body of a “Palestinian collaborator with Israel” being dragged through the streets of Hebron. It consists of Koranic verses denouncing Muslims who work with “evil Jews” to betray Hamas and other “citizen resistance fighters.”

In a September speech reported by the Arabic-language website, Qaradawi called jihad an Islamic moral duty and said Muslims are permitted to kill Israeli women because they serve in the army. He said the Prophet Mohammad’s prohibition on killing the innocent did not apply to Israel because it is an invader and aggressor society which only knows how to violate the rights of others.

In a February interview with BBC Arabic, Qaradawi affirmed his support for suicide bombings. “I supported martyrdom operations,” he said, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) . “This is a necessary thing, as I told them in London. Give the Palestinians tanks, airplanes, and missiles, and they won’t carry out martyrdom operations. They are forced to turn themselves into human bombs, in order to defend their land, their honor, and their homeland.”

According to excerpts of a speech that aired on Al-Jazeera in January 2009, Qaradawi called on Muslims to put Jews in “their place” as Hitler had done, in revenge for Israeli military operations in Gaza several weeks earlier. “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption,” he said. “The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.”

At a January 2009 “Gaza Victory Rally” in Doha, Qatar, Qaradawi prayed for the opportunity to kill a Jew before his death. “The only thing that I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah.”

In a January 2009 sermon broadcast on Al-Jazeera television, Qaradawi said Allah “will not allow these people [Jews] to continue to spread corruption in the land. We wait for the revenge of Allah to descend upon them, and Allah willing, it will be by our own hands: ‘Fight them, Allah will torment them by your hands, and bring them to disgrace, and will assist you against them, and will heal the hearts of the believers, and you will still the anger of your hearts.’ This is my message to the treacherous Jews.” He went to urge Allah not to “spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.”

Qaradawi may hold more tolerant views on other issues. But when it comes to terrorism and anti-Semitism, his words and the consistency with which he offers them, speak for themselves.

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  1. Qaradawi applauds anti-regime demonstrations in Muslim countries

    Qaradawi, of course, is a forthright and unapologetic pro-Sharia Islamic supremacist. “Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi Joins In Support for Anti-Regime Demonstrations in Arab Countries,” from MEMRI, January 28 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

    In response to the wave of mass anti-regime demonstrations currently taking place in several Arab countries, prominent Sunni cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, joined in support for the protestors. […]
    The website, which is close to Al-Qaradhawi, posted a chapter from his 2009 book “Laws of Jihad,” stating that jihad against corruption and tyranny in Muslim lands is the highest form of jihad – even more important than jihad against external enemies. In the chapter, Al-Qaradhawi wrote: “The laws of Islam instruct us to… oppose the tyrant… All types of oppression [including] of subjects and peoples by their rulers – are reprehensible and forbidden, and jihad must be waged against them.”

    The following are excerpts from the interviews and from the chapter posted at

    Al-Qaradhawi on Al-Jazeera: People Must Take Action to Confront the Corrupt Arab Rulers

    In his January 20 interview on Al-Jazeera TV, Al-Qaradhawi said: “Oppression is the reason for corruption on Earth. It is the root of all evil – the oppression that people inflict one upon the other, as well as people’s silence in the face of the oppressors. Why doesn’t Allah take revenge upon the oppressors? Because people must take action. They must confront the oppressor. One must not allow the oppressor to behave unjustly, and people to follow him, applauding him, and saying: ‘Long live so-and-so,’ while poets venerate him, and journalists heap praise upon him. It is inconceivable that Allah will take revenge upon such an oppressor, as long as people behave this way. […]

    “We have seen those rulers who transfer millions and billions from their countries to banks abroad – in Switzerland, in the US, and elsewhere. They transfer billions. This is what we are seeing in our countries, I’m sad to say. These people will get their comeuppance from Allah in this world and the Hereafter.

    “If only the policemen in our Arab and Islamic countries knew that they are prohibited from killing people who have not committed any crime… Demonstrations take place in all countries throughout the world. How come people are not killed there? How come in our countries alone, people are killed because of peaceful demonstrations? Because we have brought up these soldiers upon a culture of… Not us, but these rulers have brought them up to believe that they are slaves, who must do as they are told. This is a poisonous culture, a culture that leads one astray, a culture that is wrong, which has absolutely no root in Islamic law.

    “It is a sin to kill people, in order to protect a tyrant, to protect such a great idol. You kill the people in order to protect idols!? We must raise our sons in all countries upon a new culture: You are absolutely prohibited from killing an innocent person, for killing is the worst crime after polytheism. ‘Whoever kills a believer intentionally – his punishment is Hell, to abide therein. The wrath and curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.’ […]

    That’s Qur’an 4:92.

    “Zitouna University must be restored to its former status as an Islamic university, not merely a college. It has become the Islamic Zitouna College. It was the first university – even before Al-Azhar. Zitouna University has turned into a place where girls who study Islamic law come without a hijab, wearing short sleeves and mini- and micro-skirts. It has a mixed swimming pool for boys and girls. Zitouna University must be restored to… The hijab must return. At the very least, it should be permissible.
    “The hijab-clad women should be treated the same as the others. It is inconceivable that a government that prohibits the hijab and considers it sectarian clothing will remain in power. All these things must change. […]

    The following is an excerpt from the chapter of Al-Qaradhawi’s book “Laws of Jihad” posted online by “One of the forms of jihad in Islam is jihad against evil and corruption within [the Islamic lands]. This [form of] jihad is crucial in order to protect society from collapse, disintegration, and perdition – for Muslim society has unique characteristics, and if these are lost, forgotten or destroyed, there will be no Muslim society…

    “According to the laws and instructions of Islam, each and every Muslim is responsible for what goes on in the society around him… He must rectify whatever is wrong or distorted… and correct those who oppress [others], until society conforms to what Allah has decreed…

    “The laws of Islam instruct us to advise [others to follow] the religious [edicts], to urge them to good deeds… to oppose the tyrant, and to abolish vice, whenever it occurs, by [fighting it] with our hands, with our tongues, or in our hearts – [with the last type of struggle] being the lowest degree of faith. [The Muslim] must fend off the oppressor until he stops [his oppression], and assist the oppressed until he achieves his rights…

    “Islam makes two basic demands of the Muslim: not to oppress [others] and not to aid the oppressor. Those who aid an oppressor will accompany him to Hell. That is why the Koran condemns the soldiers of tyrants just as [harshly] as it condemns the tyrants themselves…

    “All types of oppression – of the poor by the rich, of tenants by their landlords, of employees by their employers, of soldiers by their commanders… of women by men… of subjects and peoples by their rulers – are reprehensible and forbidden, and jihad must be waged against them to the best of one’s ability, by the hand or by the tongue, or in the heart….

    No wonder Islam is dysfunctional.

    “All types of oppression – of the poor by the rich, of tenants by their landlords, of employees by their employers, of soldiers by their commanders…

    Actually, that should tell you something:

    That’s why Mohammedanism is dysfunctional: if the poor are exhorted to steal from the rich and tenants don’t pay their rent, if employees cannot be relied on to do their jobs and soldiers will not obey orders, then what have you got?

    “Why did the Prophet Muhammad exalt this jihad and believe it to be the best [form of] jihad?… Because if internal corruption grows, it may pose a great and terrible danger to the nation. That is why Islam [praises] jihad against internal oppression and corruption, giving it precedence over jihad against the infidels and external attacks. For in many cases, internal corruption paves the way to an attack from without…”[2]

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