Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Yousuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most important Sunni clerics in the world,
boycotted an interfaith conference hosted by the International Union of Muslim
Scholars in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday because of the presence of Jewish
participants, according to the country’s Al Arab daily.
“I decided not to
participate so I would not sit with Jews on the same platform as long as they
are raping Palestine and destroying mosques, and as long as the Palestinian
issue has not been resolved,” said Qaradawi, who is the chairman of the
International Union of Muslim Scholars.
He went on to state that he was
following Allah’s words “not to argue with the People of the Book [Jews and
Christians],” and added, “There is nothing more unjust than what the Jews have
done to our people in Palestine.”
The Muslim Brotherhood greatly respects
Qaradawi’s opinions. He is also known for his show on Al Jazeera called Sharia
and Life and his website IslamOnline.