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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Qaradawi kerfuffle

Last week, prominent sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi (who is on the record as supporting suicide terrorism) said that if Mahmoud Abbas can be proven to have instigated Operation Cast Lead as some Arabic reports have charged, he should be publicly stoned to death in Mecca. He clarified that it wasn't a fatwa, but just a call to research the circumstances.

The PA responded strongly, demanding an apology from Qaradawi. The PA also noted that Qaradawi had issued fatwas allowing Hamas to kill Fatah members in Gaza.

Hamas has now, predictably, come out in support of Qaradawi and it has slammed Fatah for instigating a campaign of slander against him.

Last year, Iran slammed Qaradawi for his anti-Shiite statements, calling him a "Zionist." Which just goes to prove that the world really is Zionist, as every Arab seems to have been accused of Zionism at some time.