Saturday, February 26, 2011

Newspaper Article of the Day

From the February 26th Gulf Times:
It is genocide, says Qaradawi

Qatar-based scholar Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi yesterday called upon the Libyans to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi, saying that the Libyan dictator was perpetrating "genocide" against his own people to continue in power after four decades of ruling the country.

Delivering the Friday sermon at the Omar bin al-Khattab mosque in Doha, Qaradawi said that Gaddafi had despised the dignity of his people and stole their treasure and now he was threatening to bomb them.

However, the Egypt-born scholar said: "The Libyans have ignored the dictator’s intimidations and broken the fear barrier."

Qaradawi said that senior officials in the Libyan regime were abandoning Gaddafi and called other close loyalist to follow suit.

The prominent scholar, who enjoys large respect in the Islamic world, advised the Libyan people to "pardon" the African mercenaries, describing them as "poor and mislead groups who were recruited by the dictator".

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