Feb 20 2011
During massive rallies at Cairo’s Al-Tahrir Square, Friday prayers were led by International Union of (Radical) Muslim Scholars head Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, who called for the re-conquest of Jerusalem.
Bring on those martyrs. Israel will dance on their graves.
MEMRI — In a special mention of the Palestinian issue, Al-Qaradhawi asked the Egyptian army to open wide the Rafah crossing and to pray for the re-conquest of Jerusalem by the Muslims, so that he and the Muslims could pray in security at Al-Aqsa Mosque. This part of his sermon was cheered and applauded by the crowd.
In a February 2010 interview with BBC Arabic, Qaradawi reaffirmed his support for suicide bombings:
“I supported martyrdom operations. This is a necessary thing.
In an October 2010 interview with Al-Jazeera, Qaradawi was asked whether Muslims should try to acquire atomic weapons “to terrorize their enemies.” He replied that such an objective was permissible, saying he was “happy” that Pakistan already possessed such a weapon. According to Qaradawi, the procurement of such agents of mass destruction was in compliance with Koranic verses urging Muslims “to terrorize thereby the enemy of God and your enemy.” Also in late 2010, Qaradawi stated: “We must irrigate [the] tree of freedom with our blood. We must not leave the Palestinians alone.” Not one inch of the Land of Islam must remain in the grasp of infidels and occupiers.”