DOHA: Noted Qatar-based Islamic scholar Dr Yousuf Al Qaradawi said that the security agency of the military-led government in Egypt was behind the bombings that ripped through the Daqahliya Security Directorate building in the Egyptian city of Mansoura last Tuesday.
“Mansoura bombing was plotted by the security agency and carried out by some of its elements, not by the Muslim Brotherhood,” said the scholar in his Friday sermon at Omar bin Khatab mosque.
He denounced the decision to ban the Brotherhood and put it in the list of terrorist outfits. This decision will lead to shutting down of 1,055 Islamic charity organisations including several Holy Quran centres, orphan care centres and those providing medical services to (poor people) suffering from chronic diseases.
If these organisations cater to one million families in Egypt and each family comprises an average five members, the decision is going to deprive more than five million people from humanitarian services, added the scholar.
Al Qaradawi denounced the killing of innocent people in Egypt whether they are Muslims or Christians and warned against turning Egypt into a hotbed for terrorist operations claiming the lives of innocent people.
“We denounce all explosions and car-bombs taking place in the country… Egypt should not be a place for such acts,” said Al Qaradawi.
Brotherhood members were subjected to oppression and injustice from the very beginning of the organisation. Hundreds and thousands were arrested, prosecuted and jailed for actions that they never committed.
“ Who is the terrorist? Those who killed thousands of the people in Rabiya and Al Nahza by guns, fighter plans, tanks and snipers or those who staged peaceful protests for their right to freedom, democracy and dignity?,” asked the scholar.
“You set fire on their homes, broke into the universities and arrested women… Stop these killings,” he said, in a scathing attack on Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, who led the military takeover in Egypt that overthrew Mohammed Mursi. The Peninsula