Who was upset when London Mayor Red Ken Livingstone defended Qaradawi, defender of suicide attacks? Why, Zionists, of course. “Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi Defends London Mayor and Said Doudin Accuses MEMRI of Committing Racist Crimes,” from MEMRI, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
The following are excerpts from Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi’s weekly religious show on Al-Jazeera TV. The show was broadcast on January 16, 2005.
Sheik Dr. Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: I remember what was said by the mayor of London, this noble and courageous man, Ken Livingstone. We witnessed his courage last summer, when he stood up against the Zionists and their lies, and now, again, he adopted a noble and courageous position in his statements. He revealed what was concealed and exposed the secrets behind which hid those who organized these things. He, with all his courage, exposed them. He revealed that they are from the Mossad and from a certain institute. He wrote all this in a retort. I’d like to use Al-Jazeera TV to congratulate and thank this man, because Islam teaches us that he who does not thank people does not thank God. We must thank this man, who adopted a position avoided by many Arabs and Muslims, who do not say the truth although they know it. This man spoke the truth although it will cost him dearly, when the Zionist lobby attacks him and tries to distort his words, and harm my reputation. I say to him: Continue in your path. The free and honorable people of the world are behind you.