The logo of Rabaa television channel.
DOHA: Noted Islamic scholar Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi has called on all Egyptians, other Arabs and Muslims and free people of the world to stand up against what he says is a military coup in Egypt, and said they must together work to uproot the military regime in the country.
“It is important for all the above people to stand up together and work to remove Egypt’s army rule,” said Al Qaradawi.
He was speaking at the launch of ‘Rabaa’, a new Arabic TV channel, in Turkey yesterday.
‘Rabaa’ in Arabic means ‘four’, but it also stands for the place in Cairo by the name of Rabaa Al Adwiya where the Egyptian military, Dr Al Qaradawi said, massacred a large number of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi.
“What has happened in Rabaa Al Adwiya and Al Nahda Square were massacres,” the Islamic scholar said.