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Qaradawi group urges Egyptians to snub army chief's call for rallies

The Doha-based Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars issues a fatwa urging Egyptians to ignore army calls for demonstrations in support of a crackdown on 'terror'

AFP , Thursday 25 Jul 2013
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A Sunni group led by influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has issued a fatwa (religious edict) urging Egyptians to ignore a call by Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to stage rallies Friday in support of a crackdown on "terrorism."

The Association of Muslim Scholars issued the fatwa late Wednesday, "prohibiting (Egyptians from) responding to any call leading to civil war or covering up (the army's actions) of violence against any party, or inciting sedition."

El-Sisi on Wednesday called for mass rallies to support a security force crackdown on "terrorism and violence."

With tensions already running high three weeks after the military ousted president Mohamed Morsi, El-Sisi's call for demonstrations raises prospects of further deadly violence.

His call was denounced by Islamists in Egypt who branded it a call for "civil war." Islamist groups plan their own mass protests Friday demanding Morsi's reinstatement.

Qaradawi's Doha-based Sunni association urged "all Egyptians — people, parties, army and police — to preserve their country's security and prevent all that could lead to a civil war in which all sides will be losers."

It said Egyptians should "use wisdom to overcome this crisis ... preserve the peaceful nature of their protests, and be patient under all conditions."

The association urged other countries to come up with "an urgent initiative to resolve this dangerous crisis that threatens the security of Egypt as well as the Arab and Muslim world."

Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born Qatari, is seen as a spiritual guide to the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs. Earlier in July, Qaradawi issued a fatwa urging Egyptians to support the ousted leader.

The 86-year-old cleric is a regular commentator on Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite television and has millions of supporters across the Arab world.

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Hattem
26-07-2013 01:00am
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Qaradawi is senile
Qaradawis' actions actions are not only bad for Islam but confirm that has become senile and should be committed to old age home or mental institution.
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Mahmoud
25-07-2013 01:46pm
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Why??
Since its support without defect for the foreign policy of Qatar, the Sheikh Al-Qaradâwî has from now on virulent attacks on behalf of members of a religious order stemming from the heart of the Sunnism.. I did fatwa for Syria he pushed moslem to kill moslem, Sheikh Al Bouti has been killed (Allah yerahmo) on terrorist attack (were 40 studiants have been kill in the same time during Sheikh Al Bouti khotba due to this fatwa. Qatar want to take the leadership in the middle east for that the want to see Egypt collapsing Qatar is the friend of Israel and the Headquarter of the USA Army is in Doha and this army destroyed completely Iraq. Look what's happened in our arab countries! only destructions! Wake Up!
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medo
25-07-2013 12:29pm
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really?
So, let me understand this correctly.... Someone from Qatar issues a fatwa concerning Egypt saying it is Haram to demonstrate against terrorism? But they issue no such fatwas when it comes to MB members killing other Muslims?? They issue no such fatwas against stopping life for the residents in Nasr City who cannot get in and out of their houses.... Typical fanatics... pick and choose which bits of religion they find of use and then use it for their own benefit!
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