For some reason, many in the West hold up Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi as the model of a moderate Muslim with whom we can get along. (Meaning, “appease.”) Why he’s considered a moderate, I don’t know; his record gives the lie to that legend.
But, why not let the man speak for himself and let the vast readership ( ) of Public Secrets make up their own minds? Thanks to MEMRI here are two clips of Qaradawi speaking and preaching over the years.
Note toward the end of the first clip where he says “Religion must lead to war.” Qaradawi is referring to the Islamic supremacist and jihadist imperatives that are an inseparable part of Islam. There is nothing “moderate,” “peaceful,” or “tolerant” about this.
Proof that words are relative, I guess.