Qaradavi: God to not allow you (West, US) to support injustice

A prominent Muslim cleric strongly criticised Israel over its "unjust" assault on Gaza and appealed to the United States to end its support for the Jewish state.

Qaradavi: God to not allow you (West, US) to support injustice

A prominent Muslim cleric strongly criticised Israel over its "unjust" assault on Gaza and appealed to the United States to end its support for the Jewish state.

"Our message to the aggressor Jews ... who rely on the power, money, arms of America and its veto power (at the U.N.) is that the time of God's promised justice has come, your day has come," said Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric based in Qatar.

"We say to the West and America in particular: God will not allow you to support injustice against justice and the wrong against the right (forever)," Qaradawi said in a Friday prayers' sermon, aired partly on the Qatari-based Al Jazeera television.

His remarks appeared to be unusually harsh coming fromi Qatar, a U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state which has limited ties to Israel. Qatar also has close ties with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Qaradawi also criticised Arab and Muslim leaders for not doing enough to counter Israel attacks on the Gaza Strip, even after widespread popular demonstrations in their countries.

Al Jazeera showed marchers voicing support for Palestinians in Gaza after Friday prayers in Doha.

Qatar, which said last week Israel's attacks amounted to a war crime, has called unsuccessfully for an emergency Arab summit on Gaza where nearly 800 Palestinians have been killed, at least a third of victims were children, since Israel's offensive began on Dec 27.

Reuters
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