Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a hate preacher who admires Hitler and who hopes one day to be able to complete his work:
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.
To conclude my speech, I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Allah’s mercy and blessings upon you.
He was banned from entering the United Kingdom in 2008.
And now he has been banned from France.
France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that influential and popular Egyptian preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi was “not welcome” in France.
Sarkozy was speaking four days after an Islamist gunman who admitted to killing 7 people in southwest France was shot dead in a gunfight with police. Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, claimed to have received terrorism training in Pakistan.
Al-Qaradawi, a well-known Sunni Muslim cleric with links to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, had been invited to a meeting of the Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF) next month.
Sarkozy said he had told the emir of Qatar “this man is not welcome on the territory of the French Republic.”
Al-Qaradawi has a diplomatic passport from Qatar, according to Sarkozy.
Not everybody is happy:
The statement has shocked much of the Middle East, especially here in Cairo, where many Islamic leaders are not sure what to make of the move.
“I don’t get it because Qaradawi, even though he is conservative, has never been supportive of violence,” said an al-Azhar professor. He added to Bikyamasr.com that he was concerned that France was responding to the attack “of one man” as a means “to attack and entire religion.”
He said it was “unacceptable.”
It is not true that Qaradawi has “never been supportive of violence”. As you can see, he hopes to participate in violence against “God’s enemies, the Jews” himself.
As the favoured religious authority of the genocidal terrorist group, Hamas, Qaradawi has published a religious ruling which permits the suicide murder of Jewish civilians in Israel, who he regards as all fair game.