Qaradawi is the most renowned and influential Muslim cleric in the world today. 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.”…
That is not, of course, why he is being sought for arrest.
“Breaking News: Interpol Alert Seeks Arrest of MB’s Qaradawi,” IPT News, December 5, 2014:
Interpol issued a bulletin Friday seeking the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood’s most influential cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi. The bulletin was sparse on details but said that Egypt wanted the 88-year-old Qaradawi “to serve a sentence” for crimes including “incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder.”
Qaradawi lives in Qatar. He also is alleged to have had a hand in a massive prison break of Brotherhood members and others during the revolution against then-dictator Hosni Mubarak. Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood official who went on to become Egypt’s president in 2012, was among those who escaped.
Qaradawi has been a fierce critic of Egypt’s new government and of Morsi’s July 2013 ouster after one year in office. “From the day he (new President Abdel Fattah al–Sisi) came, all we saw is killing and bloodshed, detention and women being raped,” Qaradawi before elections in May.
Qaradawi described the recent acquittal of ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak as “the saddest day in the history of human justice and a disgrace on Egyptian judiciary.”…