Is Egypt the Next Syria? Qaradawi Calls on Muslims around the World to Wage Jihad in Egypt


Call this the Syrianization of Egypt. It’s pretty close to a call for a civil war backed by foreign fighters.It’s the clearest signal yet from a key Muslim Brotherhood figure that he intends to do to Egypt what he did to Syria. If the call was made from Qatar, that would suggest that Qatar will back this war on Egypt the way it has backed a war on Syria.

There have been already claims that many of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian Sunni refugees in Egypt are participating in Muslim Brotherhood riots. But this would take things to the next level.

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi—one of the most influential Islamic clerics in the world, author of over 100 books on Muslim doctrine, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood—has just posted a new video where he calls on all the Muslims of the world to come and wage jihad with their lives in Egypt on behalf of “what’s right”—that is, the return to power of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He called on everyone and anyone—the “sons of Al Azhar,” businessmen, journalists—and from all around the world, specifically mentioning Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.

Qaradawi called on them to be shuhada, “martyrs” who sacrifice their lives in the course of the jihad. Several Egyptian religious authorities have expressed surprise at Qaradawi’s reckless call for jihad in Egypt, saying the latter is not part of Dar al-Harb (Abode of War) where jihad should be waged to bring non-Muslims under Islamic authority, but rather is part of the Islamic world, where Islamic authorities like Qaradawi should be calling for peace, not promoting more bloodshed between Muslims.

The dirty little secret of the Muslim world is that Muslims kill each other in the name of Islam more often than they do non-Muslims. And the objection hasn’t stopped Al Qaeda from declaring non-Islamists or even fellow Islamists, infidels.

Having Qaradawi step forward with something so blatantly Takfiri could be an interesting development in Jihadist doctrine.

A number of the countries that Qaradawi mentioned are known sources of Jihadist fighters. Specifically Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Jordan. Oddly Qaradawi failed to mention any Gulf states suggesting that he has some quiet agreement with the Qataris and Saudis in place about that.

  • mindRider

    How wonderful must it be for Islam to have religious leaders like Al Qaradawi who’s “wisdom” amounts to nothing but calls to his followers to martyr themselves and kill those he considers his “taste of the day”. What great and wonderous progress shall people like him bring about.

  • Chez

    In a sense, what’s happening in Egypt today is a struggle between the past – represented by the MB, and the future – represented by the secular forces and the army. Taking the long view, one might dare characterize the struggle as between Islam and the road to post-Islam…though this could be wishful thinking. One thing’s certain, the equation is undeniably fluid….and anything could happen.

    For example, while we in the West should be supporting the military, both materially and psychologically….that support should be circumspect and qualified. There’s no telling how this thing could play out….the army MIGHT become an instrument of oppression, perpetrating atrocities and turning the majority of the population against it. We don’t want to find ourselves in that old familiar refrain of backing a tyrant/loser.

    In the end, the outcome s for Egyptians to decide. And though a MB victory would most definitely be detrimental to the cause of human freedom, the fact that Egypt is beset by internal strife is – like Syria – not necessarily a tragedy. I’d rather the Muslims dissipate their energies fighting among themselves than directing their blood-lust at us.

    • Ramez

      muslims never kill off each other unless the killed are deemed infidels before they are killed ,their blood lust is directed only to infidels (nonmuslims) especially jews and christians …Currentlt the MB is masscaring the copts(egyptian christians) in egypt as well as the liberals for the ouster of the jihadist islamist president Morsi

  • herb benty

    Around WW2 we wouldn’t have been noting the credentials of “Dr. Goebels”, or the books “influential” Himmler wrote. I saw this evil fanatic screaming( a favorite way mullahs speak), ” death to America, death to the Jews” on Memri and since then I realized we will have to fight them eventually. Our brave Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has taken a stand for Israel, and has been threatened with beheading. The fanatical Left-wing in our country sides with Islamofacism as does the Left in America. We may have to fight them both, and destroy them both.

    • StephenNewdell

      Destroy them both is the operative phrase, Sir. If it is war they want, they should get it and more than they ever bargained for.

      • herb benty

        These people obviously are unaware that Canadians make good fighters. When I was very young, my German relatives, some of whom were soldiers told me that during the war, if they heard that it was Canadians they had to go up against, you could hear things like, ” Oh sh-t” . They did not like to fight Canadians, or so they said. Our military isn’t big , but they are good, which is more important. A lot of Canadians own weapons, more than some think. I for one have had enough of the media siding with those who say they are going to take us over.

  • Knize10

    This type of crazy old ram will mean the end of Islam.

    • conan_drum

      Let us hope the various factions of Islam never learn to live in peace and unite, because then they will turn their attention to destroying us.

      • muslimah

        You are already destroyed, because the believers are granted paradise, while the non-believers are granted hell-fire. You guys believe in a man-made book, a human being writes. If you’re going to change the words in a book you might as well change name of the religion as well. The Quran never changes, it’s always the same, because a perfect book never needs to be altered. It has everything and explains everything. Last time I checked God is the creator and he does not make mistakes. Peace of mind, heart, and soul are found in the words of the Almighty, the most merciful, the gracious God. InshAllah (God-willing) you see the light. If you don’t believe me, then read it for yourself, then you can truly make your point.
        – Peace Be Upon You :)

    • muslimah

      The fact that you think that Islam is ever going to end is beyond hilarious. All truth lies in the Quran, I just feel sad that you don’t know it.

  • kate5778b

    Where are the lukewarm (moderate) muslims? Why are they not angry and vocal about this man and the 10,000s like him ?

    • conan_drum

      The moderate (so called) muslims in the West are the same people
      who invite these psycopaths to preach to them. Why is that do you think?

      • kate5778b

        I suppose they believe they and their god is superior and really do want an ummah (like that’s working out in the Islamic world – can they ever be one, except in the destruction of Israel and other kuffr?) the lukewarm can’t get it for themselves, but know the devout can – that’s my thrupence worth.

        • “lukewarm”

          naw we just look at ethnocentric bigots like you and shake our heads in disappointment. Muslims do speak out, and are part of average societies worldwide, people such as yourself choose what they hear. and then again as a Muslim I am not required to apologize for every maniac who speaks in the name of Islam.

          • proudwhite

            Sure you do …ALL musSLIMES are LIARS and PEDOPHILES like their leader moreHAMmed.

  • Nathaniel

    Every mans sword shall be raised against is brother

  • hassan soni

    Are they deemed more religious by the length of their beards and dress code?

    • Naes

      By their body odor, they are made holy.

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  • proudwhite

    Why don’t we just NUKE these musSLIMES..and rid the World of morehammed and his sister allahthepigfarmer?

    • Musl

      You will rue the day on the day of resurrection.