Leading Sunni Cleric to Palestinians: Die as Martyrs
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union of MuslimScholars and considered to be the leading decisor on Sunni Muslimreligious law, called on Saturday for the wave of terror attacks against Israel to escalate.
In a message published to his official Facebook account, the sheikh – who is a spiritual guide for the Muslim Brotherhood and its Gazan offshoot Hamas – wrote that support of the Palestinian Arab terror war against Israel is “a religious obligation.”
He went on to claim that “Jerusalem is in danger” of “Judaization and a removal of its Arab and Islamic character.” His words are an apparent repetition of the false claim according to which Israel is changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, where the Jordanian Waqf continues to enjoy de facto control and ban Jewish prayer.
“Jerusalem does not belong to the Palestinians alone – they have first rights to it, and it doesn’t belong to Arabs
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