Palestinian Islamic scholar Yousef Makharzah said in a March 6, 2022 speech that aired on the Hizb-ut-Tahrir-affiliated Al-Waqiyah TV (Lebanon) that Syrian refugees were driven to Europe by "oppressive Europeans" and that the Europeans are the cause of the Muslims' tragedies. Makharzah claimed that Europeans practice bestiality to the extent that "they have sex with animals and beasts more than with humans." He also said that that Western civilization is inferior, asinine, and racist, and that it causes "a man to oppress his brother and kill him with no justification." In addition, Makharzah asserted that when European colonialist came to Muslim countries, they made the Muslims "more ignorant and shallow" so they would purchase the European consumer goods. For more about Sheikh Makharzah, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 7849, No. 8500, No. 8557, No. 8877, No. 9207, No. 9356 and No. 9411.
Yousef Makharzah: "Why did the Syrians flee to Europe? They were driven there by the oppressive Europeans. Why did the people of the poor countries in Africa flee to Europe?
"They were driven there by the injustice of colonialism that devoured the wealth of those countries. The [Europeans] are the cause of our tragedies.
"They brought cattle and beasts into their bedrooms. They have sex with animals and beasts more than with humans.
"This filthy civilization that is invading us is the Western civilization. Our leaders and our intellectuals were enticed by this bestial civilization. It is an inferior, asinine, and racist civilization, that causes a man to oppress his brother and kill him with no justification.
"When they came to our country, they made us more ignorant and shallow, so that we could become a consumer market for their industry. Through their Muslim leaders-for-hire, they prevented us from innovating. They prevented us from [developing] industry and improving our lives."