Gulf Officials Blast Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi: He Is The ‚Mufti Of Suicide Attacks,‘ Should Be Prosecuted | MEMRI
In recent weeks, officials in the Gulf have lashed out at Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and a prominent spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), for fatwas he issued in the past permitting suicide operations. The accusations came on the wake of the July 4, 2016 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia, for which the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility. The first to voice the accusations was UAE Foreign Minister ‚Abdallah bin Zayed, who, in two tweets, blamed Al-Qaradawi for suicide attacks and called to hold him to account for his role in encouraging them. Responding to this on his own Twitter account, Al-Qaradawi called bin Zayed a „devil“ but refrained from addressing the accusations themselves. It should be noted that after Twitter twice removed Al-Qaradawi’s response he reposted it on his Facebook page.