Following are excerpts from a sermon by Sheik Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, former dean of Islamic law at Qatar University, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on September 5, 2008.
Sheik Yousef Al-Qaradhawi: People are plagued by epidemics, they are stricken by tragedies, they are ruled by their enemies, they are defeated by [those who should be] the losers, they are treated with impudence by the cowards, and they are confronted with the insolence of the wretched, just as we see in the case of our nation in these times. The Jews, who were stricken with humiliation and misery – "Thou shall surely find them to be the most covetous of life of all people." Those cowards have begun to tyrannize the Muslims, to rule the Muslims, and to do whatever they like in the land of the Muslims. Is there a catastrophe greater than this?