Sunday, November 20, 2011

Qaradawi to Egyptians; don't vote for non-Muslims or secularists

With the Muslim Brotherhood, in conjunction with the Salafists poised to take the reins of power in Egypt, Youssef El Qaradawi encourages the people of Egypt to vote early and often, for the jihadist/Islamist who will bring a new Islamic awakening to the land of the Pharaohs. Qaradawi is well-known and well respected, and as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood his opinions and fatwas carry much weight among his followers as well as many other pious Muslims world-wide.

Of course, the MSM, the Obama administration and both Western and European leaders see Qaradawi as a "moderate" and do not take at face value his words. Words such as "...the committed Muslim women in Palestine have the right to participate and have their own role in jihad and to attain martyrdom." Or this on gays and lesbians "Muslim jurists have held differing opinions concerning the punishment for this abominable practice. Should it be the same as the punishment for fornication, or should both the active and passive participants be put to death? While such punishments may seem cruel, they have been suggested to maintain the purity of the Islamic society and to keep it clean of perverted elements."
Such is the Muslim who is seen as a voice to be listened to in the West, one who has credibility placed on him without any vetting or checking into his beliefs and ethics regarding jihad or sharia. We risk losing everything we have when we placate the voices of hatred in the name of tolerance and bridge-building.

From Coptic Solidarity November 21

“Don’t Vote for Those Who Don't Accept Allah as their God, Islam as Their Religion and Mohamed as Their Prophet”- Qaradawi

But what do you really think?

Prominent Islamic advocate Youssef El Qaradawi averred that voting is a "religious obligation" and urged Egyptians not to vote for secularists or non-Muslims. Qaradawi stated that the Egyptian Military Council has no right to impose its constitutional document, and acclaimed the Islamic forces in Friday’s demonstration in Cairo. Qaradawi also resumed his denunciation of both the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Syria's Bashar El Assad, dubbing his family "the monster's family."

In his Friday address from Qatar, his country of residence, Qaradawi said: "Egypt's revolution is at the threshold of the elections which is the most essential stage and the purpose of the revolution". Qaradawi said that people are confident that, unlike its precedents, these elections won't be rigged; accordingly, he believes that there will be a massive turnout.

Qaradawi considered voting "a religious obligation" and "a mundane prerequisite." He urged Egyptians to look for the parties that adhere to piety and "eschew infidelity and the forbidden.”

Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood around the world, drawing an analogy between casting votes in elections and the provisions of giving testimony in Islam, said: "vouch for those who acclaim piety, truth, and Islam; don't vouch for a secularist, an agnostic, or those who don't accept Allah as their God, Islam as their religion and Mohamed as their prophet."

Qaradawi also commented on the Friday demonstrations entitled "The Millionary of the One Demand" and organized by the Islamic forces in Egypt to denounce the Military Council's proposed document of constitutional principles. He said: "In Egypt today, they gathered millions in Tahrir Square to stress their objection to the imposition of any documents intended to counteract the constitution".

He added: "drafting supra-constitutional principles is not acceptable; neither the Military Council nor anybody else is above the nation." He demanded the ruling Military Council to hasten the presidential elections to appease the people.

Regionally, Qaradawi claimed that Israel is taking advantage of the Arab and Islamic states' preoccupation with internal affairs to effect changes in Jerusalem. He said: "Israel wants to take advantage of our distraction, but we will never forget al-Quds and al-Aqsa mosque, which is in danger."

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