It’s official. Qatar’s supposed pivot out of the Muslim Brotherhood camp never happened. Instead the Qatari terrorist state is doubling down on its Egyptian campaign. Qatar must really want an Egyptian government that will buy its overpriced gas at premium prices.
And Al Jazeera, Qatar’s propaganda arm, is demonstrating why Egyptian authorities shut it down and why so many of its Egyptian employees resigned rather than continue to be used in the Qatari Emir’s campaign against Egypt.
Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi reappeared on Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based, Qatar-founded and Qatar-controlled news channel, on Sunday to provoke and incite the Egyptian people against their army.
Qaradawi avoided mentioning names, but his words sounded like an explicit fatwa calling for the assassination of those who decided and carried out “the military coup” on ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
In his comments, Qaradawi referred to Quranic verses and sayings of the prophet (PBUH) that take on the question of obedience to the legitimate ruler.
He said “if he, who has disobeyed the ruler, does not repent, then he must be killed. There is a legitimate ruler (in reference to Morsi) and people must obey and listen to him.”
Qaradawi criticised the military intervention in Egypt, calling it “illegal” as the army did not have the constitutional right to take action against Morsi.
Addressing Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of Egyptian armed forces, from the platform of his popular TV show ‘Sharia and Life’, he thundered, asking: “Who made you the general commander of the military? Who made you the minister of defence? It’s the same president you have removed who elevated you. You swore to obey him and you went against your word, which is haram in Islam.”
Analysts say that Qardawi’s call for assassination targets Sisi, and senior military leaders “who organized the coup” and “betrayed the constitutional oath.”
Shocking. A Muslim Brotherhood figure calling for violence. That’s as unprecedented as a Nazi wearing a swastika.