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Sep 26, 2022
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British Islamic Scholar Dr. Anas Altikriti On The Passing Of Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradwi: 7/7 Bombings Could Have Been Averted, Had We Institutionalized His Presence In Britain

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Source: Online Platforms - "5Pillars channel on YouTube"

On September 26, 2022, an interview with British Islamic Scholar Dr. Anas Altikriti, the CEO of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Cordoba Foundation, was posted on 5Pillars channel on YouTube. The interview was about the legacy of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi, who had died earlier that day. In the interview, Dr. Altikriti spoke about Al-Qaradawi's 2005 visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of London mayor Ken Livingstone (see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 480, 494, and 497). He said that had the "narrow-minded" neocons and Zionists not highlighted statements made by Al-Qaradawi in support of suicide bombing (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 45) and wife beating, then Al-Qaradawi's presence in the UK would have been received differently by the British Muslim and non-Muslim public and the July 7, 2005 London bombings may have been prevented. For more about Dr. Anas Altikriti, see MEMRI TV Clip No 808.

Dr. Anas Altikriti: "Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi came to London at the invitation of the Muslim Association of Britain, which at the time I was the President of.


"Now, as soon as Sheikh Al-Qaradawi arrived, immediately, your neocon, your Zionist, your right-wing writers, journalists, threw everything out of the window and started focusing on who Sheikh Al-Qaradawi was, what his comments were, and obviously they picked something that he had said regarding suicide bombings, which were quite frequently happening at the time in Palestine.


"Then they came up with something about the Sheikh saying something about slapping, you know, the husband slapping his wife's hand or something absolutely absurd, absolutely absurd when so much could have been done, when so much progress could have been done, when —-and I allege this, and I say this, and I claim this — when the 7/7 attacks in 2005 could have been averted, by virtue of having and institutionalizing the presence of Sheikh Al-Qaradawi in the UK, and institutionalizing his narrative amongst Muslims and against — and throughout British society as a whole. When we had that chance, unfortunately, those narrow minded, ideologically driven, absolutely obscure minds of the neocons and the Zionists and the right, they chose something else."

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