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Feb 05, 2012
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Sunni Scholar Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi Calls to Boycott Russian and Chinese Products, States: They Are the Enemies of the Islamic Nation

#3308 | 02:38
Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

Following are excerpts from an address by Sunni scholar Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, which aired on the Al-Jazeera TV network on February 5, 2012.

Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah will punish [the Syrian regime] for what it did by means of the people. He will send it His wrath, which is never withheld from criminals. The people will soon take revenge upon it, Allah willing.

They were, unfortunately, supported in the Security Council by the Russians and Chinese, who saw Truth with their own eyes, but insisted on supporting Falsehood. They insisted upon supporting injustice over justice, Falsehood over Truth, and darkness over light. The Arab people in its entirety will oppose them.

I call upon the entire Arab people and the entire Islamic people, and upon all the honorable and free people of the world, to oppose those evil [Syrian] rulers and those who supported them.

Interviewer: In what way?

Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: ... The Russians and Chinese acted unjustly towards the Syrian people. The [Arabs and Muslims] must not buy their products. They must not give them a single penny, because this penny turns into a weapon that kills the Syrians. We should not give them a single penny, which they'd use against the people of Truth.

I call upon the Syrian people, the Arab peoples, and the Islamic peoples to boycott them, to refrain from cooperating with them or helping them in any way. May Allah bring disgrace upon them.


Our nation should oppose these people and know that they are its enemies and rivals. We must know who our rivals are and who our supporters are.


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