The new Khomeini? Qaradawi to preach in Egypt

February 17, 2011

Somewhere else I mentioned that I had the bad feeling that Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Islamic supremacist and jihad-loving unofficial spiritual guide for the Muslim Brotherhood, would soon be making a triumphant return to his Egyptian homeland in a scene reminiscent of Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1979 return to Iran. And we all know how well that turned out.

But, frankly, I didn’t expect it this soon:

For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.

Sources told Al Arabiya that a military force will accompany the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars from his home to Tahrir Square, provide security for the prayers and accompany him back to his residence.

Al-Qaradawi last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of former President Anwar el-Sadat.

Background on Qaradawi.

My estimation of the chances for any flowering of liberal democracy in Egypt just went from “slim” to “less than a snowball’s chance in the Sahara.”

via Allahpundit

RELATED: Lee Smith on just how dangerous Qaradawi’s return is.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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Think the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t a threat? Think again.

February 9, 2011

Have a look at the guy they’ve tried twice to recruit as their leader.

HINT: He thinks Hitler was a divine punishment meant to put Jews “in their place.”


If this guy’s a moderate Muslim, there’s no hope

May 7, 2010

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 ( Rolling on the floor ) of Public Secrets make up their own minds? Thanks to MEMRI here are two clips of Qaradawi speaking and preaching over the years.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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.