Genocidal Sheikh Qaradawi mediator in secret U.S.-Taliban talks

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been praised by Saudi-funded dhimmi pseudo-academic John Esposito as a champion of a “reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights.” But numerous statements of Qaradawi demonstrate that he anything but a “reformist” or a genuine champion of “democracy, pluralism and human rights” — and is, in fact, positively Hitlerian in his Jew-hatred and bloodlust.

During the uprising against the Mubarak regime, a Muslim website published a chapter from Qaradawi’s book Laws of Jihad, including this passage: “One of the forms of jihad in Islam is jihad against evil and corruption within [the Islamic lands]. This jihad is crucial in order to protect society from collapse, disintegration, and perdition — for Muslim society has unique characteristics, and if these are lost, forgotten or destroyed, there will be no Muslim society.”

Qaradawi also enjoys a reputation as a moderate beyond just Esposito: the former Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is himself widely assumed to be a “moderate” despite evidence to the contrary, has hailed Qaradawi as a “very very well known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the Muslim world.” And another Muslim leader whose moderate bona fides have been questioned, the vaunted “Muslim Martin Luther” Tariq Ramadan, wrote a foreword to one of his books in 1998, and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone welcomed him to the city in 2004 and praised him repeatedly, despite the fact that during that visit Qaradawi explained to the BBC that suicide attacks against Israelis were not actually suicide at all, but “martyrdom in the name of God.” (Qaradawi has since been banned from Britain, as well as from the U.S.)

And the things that Qaradawi tells the millions of Muslims that he reaches are anything but moderate. In January 2009, during a Friday sermon broadcast on Al-Jazeera, he prayed that Allah would kill all the Jews: “Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” He also declared: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler.”

And now he is a mediator for the U.S. Government.

“Report: Radical Sheikh a Key Mediator in U.S.-Taliban Talks,” from IPT News, December 28 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Radical Islamist cleric and longtime Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Yusuf al-Qaradawi serves as a “key mediator in secret talks between the U.S. and the Taliban,” according to unnamed government sources referenced in a report published late Wednesday in The Hindu.

In early December, the report said, “Qaradawi helped draw a road map for a deal between the Taliban and the United States, aimed at giving the superpower a face-saving political settlement ahead of its planned withdrawal from Afghanistan.” The United States is expected to begin pulling out of Afghanistan in 2014.

The Qaradawi-brokered deal calls for significant American commitments, including “the release of prisoners still held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, the lifting of United Nations sanctions on its leadership and its recognition as a legitimate political group.” In return, the Hindu‘s sources say, the Taliban would be “expected to sever its links to transnational organisations like al-Qaeda, end violence and eventually share power with the Afghan government.”

If true, the report raises significant questions about American strategy in the talks and the enhancement of a radical cleric’s stature.

Qaradawi repeatedly has lashed out against Jews, glorifying violence against them and calling for Allah to “count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” In 2009, he prayed for the chance to kill a Jew before dying. He has readily encouraged suicide bombing as “the greatest of all sorts of Jihad in the Cause of Allah.” And, perhaps most troubling when considering the nature of the talks, Qaradawi actively supported the killing of U.S. servicemen and women, writing in 2003:

“Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will”¦Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of Jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.”

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Comments

  1. says

    Just the man to mediate a deal to advance the cause of Islamic supremacism, and add to the many disasters and woes of Obama’s Moslem outreach program.

  2. says

    It seems that Obama has signed away United States’ sovereignty to
    the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

    Apparently, the witless Obama administration only gets its information on the MB from one source:

    – the Muslim Botherhood.

    ——————————————————

    Some other sources for Obama on MB:

    1.)
    ‘Jihadwatch’ on MB:-

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/br0nc0s/managed-mt/mt-search.cgi?search=muslim+brotherhood&IncludeBlogs=1&limit=20

    2.)

    ‘Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report’

    http://globalmbreport.com/

    3.)

    Barry RUBIN, e.g.

    a.)

    “J’Accuse: The New York Times Promotes Muslim Brotherhood Lies, Covering Up For Nazi Collaborators”

    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/28/j%e2%80%99accuse-the-new-york-times-promotes-muslim-brotherhood-lies-covering-up-for-nazi-collaborators/

    b.) his book:

    “The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement ”

    http://www.amazon.com/Muslim-Brotherhood-Organization-Policies-Islamist/dp/0230100716#reader_0230100716

    4.) Glenn BECK

    4 min video clip (Feb 2011) on Qaradawi, Muslim Brotherhood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo5qJqOWYJM&feature=related

  3. says

    Off topic: The Bare Naked Islam site has been removed from the internet for terms of service violation by Word Press, which I guess was their host or something. I’ve been lurking there for a month and I find it wickedly funny in places. Also gruesome as they don’t hold back anything.

  4. says

    Dang, with BNI currently out of the ether I don’t have anyplace to post stories like this:

    http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12006287456793/police-arrest-suspected-mbta-flasher/

    Check out the name. Wonder if he’s really “mentally handicapped” or just devout.

    BNI is a great site and I look forward to its reincarnation with a less dhimmified host.

    Speaking of dhimmis, here’s what the Islamopussies at Yahoo had to say:

    http://news.yahoo.com/anti-muslim-hate-removed-cairs-intervention-201006423.html

    Y’all at Yahoo gotta start remembering to put “pbuh” (pigs be upon him) after Big Mo’s name if you should mention the psychotic baby-raper, or CAIR’s going to put you on their to-do list.

    A couple of things I am touchy about: Nobody tells me who to love. And nobody tells me who not to hate. If I want to hate the worshippers of the foul concept that is Allah, that is my business. As for other commentors at BNI who made “threats”, excuse me, Yahooooooo, but Muslims by the millions make threats every day, many of them very public, and many of them followed up with violence and death. Don’t notice you people running any feature stories on that.

    Now, how the hell do you email Yahoo? I’m sick of being told to tweet or use that Facebook account I’ve been trying to avoid.

  5. says

    Endorsed by John Esposito from his Islamic embassy at Georgetown (that stellar Jesuit school).
    Who could propagandize better than a tenured funded Pinocchio.
    Qawadar is now fronted by an ‘Academic Quisling’.
    (Hmmn. ‘Academic Quisling’! I like that term as it applies to the tenured and funded who wield their propaganda with tyrranical authority; dictating minds to, not think, but accept as Holy Writ whatever the sponsoring agency pays.)

  6. says

    Any negotiator acceptable to the Taliban should be automatically unacceptable to us.

    It’s like the “mediator” in Mauritania trying to negotiate between al Qaeda & Spain who has been exposed as a terrorist.

    The intermediary is almost irrelevant when the whole premise of negotiations is deeply offensive, dangerous, and impractical.

  7. says

    I was going to forward the ‘Muslim Flasher on the Boston Subway’ to BNI just because he did it on X-Mas Eve. That’s red meat territory for the witty BNI posters. 😉 WHDH TV has a good report on it.