February 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, perhaps the leading current intellectual force behind the Muslim Brotherhood, the imam delivered a blistering diatribe to an estimated crowd of 1M gathered at Tahrir Square, Cairo, urging war with Israel and conquest of Jerusalem.
In a partial translation by the Middle East Media Research Center MEMRI "Al-Qaradhawi asked the Egyptian army to open wide the Rafah crossing and to pray for the re-conquest of Jerusalem by the Muslims, so that he and the Muslims could pray in security at Al-Aqsa Mosque. This part of his sermon was cheered and applauded by the crowd...."
It was the first time since 1981, the year in which Anwar Sadat was assassinated by elements of the Brotherhood, that Qaradawi was allowed to conduct such a service.
Qaradawi, is unfortunately an extremely popular Muslim apologist, for more about his politics see, The Investigative Project: "Moderate" Qaradawi Defends Hitler And Nuclear Terror.
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