Yusuf al Qaradawi
Hat tip to Le Figaro and Gulf News (with reservations)
The below article by Le Figaro (in French) concerns Yusuf al Qaradawi, the leading spiritual mentor of the Muslim Brotherhood, who has been prevented from entering France by French president Nicholas Sarkozy.
The article concerns Qaradawi's "controversial" fatwas and statements on subjects such as women, Shias, Muammar Qaddafi, etc.
Here is an English language report from Gulf News that pretty much says the same things.
What is conspicuously missing to both reports is reference to those cozy little proclamations about his wish to die in battle against the infidels and his references to that charming hadith about Jews hiding behind trees, which are calling out for the Muslim to come and kill the Jew and all that. here is what both articles left out:
Suffice to say Qaradawi does not like Jews or Christians, and I guess Shia Muslims as well. To the best of my recollection, he is not on record as to his position on Buddhists. He called for the killing of Qaddafi, which is all well and good, but exalted Saddam Hussein to the rank of "martyr".
In the wake of the Toulouse atrocity last week, having this guy come smokin' into town is the last thing the French need. What was he going to do and say in France? Nobody can predict because Qaradawi is an unpredictable man. Would he sing words of praise for the great Jihadist warrior, Mohamed Merah? Would he tell his audiences from the Union of Islamic Organizations of France that Merah is now cavorting with 72 virgins after having slaughtered a rabbi and three children, ages 3, 6 and 8? Maybe he will call for the murder of Sarkozy.
Kudos to Sarkozy for slamming the door on this hate-monger. France has enough problems on its hands without having to deal with this madman