Sheikh Qaradawi has been praised as a “reformist” by Islamic “expert” John Esposito. From Middle East Online, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
CAIRO – Prominent Islamist preacher Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi has called for a holy war against Israel, an Egyptian newspaper reported Wednesday.
“Muslims must carry out jihad to liberate all the land of Islam. Palestine does not belong only to the Palestinians but to all Muslims,” Qaradawi was quoted as saying by the Al-Masri Al-Yom independent daily.
The Egyptian-born cleric, best known for his regular appearances on the Qatari satellite channel, Al-Jazeera, said that the Islamic world “needs men like those of Hezbollah: in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and everywhere“.
“There isn’t even an Arab willingness to fight Israel,” he complained at a seminar at the University of Cairo, adding: “The peace that the Arab leaders are calling for is in fact a capitulation.”