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December 13, 2018 No.
7804

Reports: Leading Muslim Brotherhood Anti-Semitic, Jihad-Inciting Religious Leader Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Removed From Interpol's Wanted List

Reports And Clips On Al-Qaradawi From The MEMRI Archives

Media reported today that the Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who heads the International Union of Muslim Scholars and is considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been removed from Interpol's "wanted" list and that all international arrest warrants against him have been dropped.[1]

MEMRI has published numerous reports on Al-Qaradawi over the years – for example, on his 2006 justification of killing Israeli women and children in suicide operations, his 2005 praise for jihad and martyrdom, his view, expressed in 2004, that Jews should be excluded from interfaith dialogue, his May 2013 wish for personally dying as a martyr, and his fatwa calling for abducting and killing American civilians in Iraq.

He is also known for making virulent and specifically anti-Semitic statements. In January 2008, he said on Al-Jazeera TV that Allah had imposed Hitler upon the Jews to punish them, and called for a second Holocaust, saying, "Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers" – i.e. the Muslims (see MEMRI TV Clip Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler Upon The Jews To Punish Them – "Allah Willing, The Next Time Will Be At The Hand Of The Believers").

 

VIEW COMPILATION VIDEOS OF SHEIKH AL-QARADAWI ON THE MEMRI VIMEO PAGE BELOW:

The following are highlights of MEMRI reports and clips on Al-Qaradawi over the years:

 

[1] Trtworld.com/middle-east/interpol-removes-red-notice-against-islamic-scholar-yusuf-al-qaradawi-22453, Aa.com.tr/en/world/muslim-scholar-removed-from-interpols-wanted-list/1336987, Alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/12/13/qatar-based-cleric-blacklisted-by-riyadh-removed-from-interpol-list, December 13, 2018.