General Antisemitism

The Guardian’s “democratic” Islamist leader: Kill every last Jew on earth

H/T Just Journalism

We have posted previously about the Sunni cleric, Sheik Yousuf al-Qaradawi – a radical religious extremist, and Holocaust supporter, who’s also considered to be the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader. 

However, al-Qaradawi’s extremism was characteristically white washed by the Guardian in their Middle East Live Blog back in February.

“Al-Qaradawi might be familiar to many in Britain. The government was criticised back in 2008 by moderate Muslim groups after it banned him from entering Britain and branded him an extremist.

Qaradawi, who was banned from entering the United States, had previously visited the UK in 2004 at the invitation of the London mayor, Ken Livingstone, sparking protests from Jewish groups and gay people, who regard him as anti-Semitic and homophobic.

However, he is also arguably the most influential Sunni Muslim cleric in the world and has regularly spoken in the past in support of democracy.

A  March 18, 2011 post by the Guardian’s Middle East Editor, Ian Black, included this benign description:

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the popular preacher who appears regularly on al-Jazeera,

Back in 2005, a Guardian column by   characterized al-Qaradawi, thusly:

“[al-Qaradawi is] a widely regarded as a moderate and one of the most respected scholars in the Muslim world.”

She further noted that describing him as an extremist – merely because he supports Palestinian suicide attacks against Israelis -is “absurd.”

Now, per a recently released WikiLeaks cable:

‘In a Friday, January 9, sermon broadcast on Al Jazeera Arabic, Imam Yousef Al-Qaradawi condemned Jews for spreading “corruption in the land,” and for victimizing the Muslim people. He cited the Babylonian Captivity and the Roman conquest as historical examples of God’s punishment of Israel. He said “We wait for the revenge of Allah to descend upon them, and, Allah willing, it will be by our own hands…Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” [emphasis mine]

No doubt, al-Qaradawi’s CiF column, contextualizing his explicit call for genocide against Jews, will likely appear soon. 

13 replies »

  1. Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s government is referred to as “extreme, right-wing.” That’s because up is down, black is white, and the Guardian are frigging geniuses.

  2. There, did you spot him?

    There, there he is…

    It’s Ken, there is the corner, arms folded nodding his head…

    Look there he is…

    Ahh…you missed him.

    Can you play it again, please? This time from the top, if you would, please.

  3. That guy is an UGLY looking obese pig,disgusting looking creature..At this very moment there is an article in the racist Guardian by Mahdi Hasan complaining about Muslims
    being silenced,he seems to be a favorite of that shitty Guardian.

    And here we have an answer for him from the jackasses mouth himself, why we don’t like radical racist pigs………..

    I wonder who pays whom does the Guardian pay Madhi or does Mahdi pay them to write his drivel in that crappy rag…….

    • “That guy is an UGLY looking obese pig,disgusting looking creature…”

      Firstly, please don’t talk about our former (and now a candidate) mayour of London in this manner. He is very “in” with lefties you know.

      Secondly, I don’t think money changed hands (Mahdi/Guardian) as they feel like they’re each doing the other a favour.

      But for regular contributors, Guardian pays on the “ticks”.

      Let me explain:

      The point system is based on the number of times you sing a praise to islam (I think the going rate is 5 points to a praise), but if you really want to double your points (10 points a tick!), then it depends on the number of times you demonise Jews in your piece of article – more commonly known as a “Jew Tick”.

      (Scenes of people throwing papers in the air and jumping up and down in sheer elation have been witnessed when the scores are tallied. Rumour in the office is that Harriet Sherwood is going for some sort of a record, but is not doing wel at the mol, according to the insiders – she needs to buckle up).

      At the end of the month, you get a statement (email only – no paper, save the planet) from GMG for the number of points you’ve collected and the prizes you can claim. The last time I looked at their catalogue, for 10,000 points you could claim a fully paid holiday in Gaza and enjoy the no holds barred hospitality of Hamas. There are smaller prizes too, e.g. for 100 points you got a voodoo doll of GW, for 250 points, you got a cuddly doll of Obama, for 300 points I think there was a copy of Mein Kampf (which at the time was on offer: you got the ever popular The Protocols of the Elders of Zion for free, but don’t quote me on this, I could be wrong).

      Oh, the choice is wide – there is something there for everyone.

  4. ‘He cited the Babylonian Captivity and the Roman conquest as historical examples of God’s punishment of Israel.’

    Which perhaps illustrates nicely the more traditional Palestinian Islamic and Christians narratives, that the Jews were a people exiled or dispossessed, for their rejection of Jesus and the prophets; which tend to be dropped or ‘forgotten’ for the benefit of western audiences.

    By the criteria of some pro-Palestinian activists, such as Shlomo Sand, Qaradawi is a ‘Zionist’ merely because he believes Jews were so exiled and dispossessed.

  5. Echoing Qaradawi’s dark threats of vengeance on Israeli Jews:

    “Rev. Sizer also appeared on the Press TV [and] asserted that Israeli Jews are being set up for another exile because of their inability to make peace with the Palestinians. Here is a portion of the interview.

    Alan Hart: Are you saying that by its behavior at the moment the Zionist state of Israel is setting Israeli Jews up to be exiled again?

    Rev. Sizer: Yes I am unfortunately. Unless they learn to repent and recognize, if you like, the writing on the wall and recognize that they must share the land and … find reconciliation. We’ve done that in Europe.”

  6. Saying that Qaradawi is a moderate is on a par with the belief that Breivik might make a good Sunday school teacher.

  7. Qaradawi endorses the killing of Yahoods AKA Jews.

    So much for the “anti-Zionist” white-wash.