Qaradawi yet again indulges in extreme rhetoric that can only mean one thing to all too many of his followers, just as he did last week with Wafa Sultan. “Five Ways to Defend Qur’an: Qaradawi,” by Mohammad Sabrah for IslamOnline (thanks to Sr. Soph):
CAIRO “” Prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi refuted allegations by a far-right Dutch lawmaker that the Noble Qur’an incites murder and hatred, outlining five ways to stand up to Islam offenders.
“What the Dutch politician did is tantamount to opening fire on the Qur’an,” Qaradawi said in exclusive statements to IslamOnline.net.
“Calling the Qur’an a ‘fascist book’ is a groundless, fabricated allegation that can only come from an ignorant,” added the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars. […]
Sheikh Qaradawi outlined five ways to respond to insults to Islam and Prophet Muhammad by Wilders and his alike.
“We need scholarly refutations to claims that Prophet Muhammad incited the killing of men and women,” he stressed. […]
That will be tough, given the evidence of the early Muslim sources on Asma bint Marwan, Ka’b bin Ashraf, Abu Afak, the Jews of Khaybar, the Banu Qurayzah Jews, etc. etc.
“Heavyweight Muslim countries should have a manly stance in defense of Islam and its prophet,” he added.
“The peoples need to pressure their governments to take such a stand and prove to the world that the Muslim Ummah is still alive.”
In other words, strongarm the West into dhimmi silence.
Sheikh Qaradawi also underlined the need for artistic and media responses.
“Movies and TV shows play an important role in clarifying the true image of a much-stereotyped Islam.”
Two young Dutchmen, Ersin Kiris and Vincent van der Lem, have already released a counter film on Youtube and MTNL.nl (official website of the Multicultural Television in the Netherlands).
It seeks the borders of freedom of expression and attacks Wilders with his own weapons.
Sheikh Qaradawi said the response is boycotting the products of countries that allow its citizens to bash Islam. […]
Sheikh Qaradawi, the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, regretted that many Muslims project a distorted image of their religion though their wrong understand of the Qur’an.
“We ask them to better understand the Islam’s message of peace, mercy and human brotherhood,” he added.
Yes, quite a few Misunderstanders of Islam running about, eh, Qaradawi? And do you really think that asking them to better understand Islam is enough?