Qaradawi asks Egyptians to protest against army rule

January 25, 2014 - 6:15:05 am
DOHA: Renowned Islamic scholar and Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi, yesterday called on Egyptian citizens to come out on streets to protest against the military rule. 

He urged all men, women, children to come out and mark the third anniversary of the popular revolution that broke out on January 25, 2011 and drove Hosni Mubarak out of power.

Al Qaradawi also urged people to stage peaceful protests against the current regime as unrest in the country aggravated since June 30 last year, when the military took over power from Mubarak’s successor president Mohammed Mursi. 

Al Qaradawi, who was delivering the Friday sermon at Omar bin Khattab mosque, said people should come together to bring in normalcy in the country. He said the military is ruling against the will of the people and ruining the country. There is no freedom or democracy and the country is facing a huge economic crisis and the military regime is driving Egypt to bankruptcy. He said for the last seven months Egypt has been under chaos.

Al Qaradawi praised Qatar for supporting the Arab revolution from day one in all possible manner. He said Qatar’s support will be remembered for ever at a time when most Arab countries tried to suppress this  revolution.

Qatar has dedicated all resources, including the media, for this noble cause of supporting people against their tyrant rulers, he said.

Al Qaradawi said Egyptian people voted Mursi to power, but those against his religious rule, conspired against him. 

He said Mursi also had committed mistakes such as holding the prime minister’s post saying that nobody was willing to take up the responsibility. Mursi also did not share power with others except Muslim Brotherhood people.

But Al Qaradawi said the people also did not give Mursi enough time to prove himself and did not support him for his good work in various fields. The Peninsula