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After a red alert was issues for Qaradawi from Interpol, a group of scientist, journalists and writers from Turkey have said that they will not leave Qaradawi alone. They join more than 300 global Islamic scholars intellectuals and leaders who have signed a statement saying that any harm that befell Sheikh al-Qaradawi would amount to harm befalling them.
"It also amounts to harm befalling moderate Islam in general," the signatories added.
Scholars and intellectuals lashed out at the recent addition of the prominent cleric's name to Interpol's wanted list, describing the move as an "irresponsible" act and an "insult" to Islam and Muslims.
The statement reads, “Yousf al-Qaradawi, in a legitimate elected election in 2012, Mohammad Morsi was ousted by a military coup in 2013, replaced by Egyptian President Abdulfettah es-Sisi and has since had a digified attitude. At the same time, Qaradawi has shared the joint pain of Muslims and has since persistently defended the Palestinian cause and has issued a fatwa that it is obligatory for Muslims to engage in jihad against the Zionist regime”.
The statement called on Turkish authorities and Muslim countries to support Qaradawi, the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
Abdullah Buyuk, Abdullah Yildiz, Abdulaziz Kutluay, Abdulmetin Balkanlioglu, Abdulvahab Ekinci, Ahmet Agirakca, Ahmet Tasgetiren, Besir Eryarsoy, Cevat Aksit, Ebubekir Sifil, Emrullah Hatiboglu, Faruk Beser, Halil Ibrahim Kutlay, Hayrettin Karaman, Ihsan Sureyya Sirma, Ihsan Senocak, Kazim Saglam, Mahmut Toptas, Mehmet Buyukmutu, Mehmet Paksu, M. Salih Ekinci, Muhammed Emin Yildirim, Muhammed Ozkilinc, Mustafa Karatas, Nureddin Yildiz, Omer Dongeloglu, Ramazan Kayan, Recep Ozyurt, Serafeddin Kalay ve Talha Hakan Alp have signed the declaration of supporting Qaradawi.
Qaradawi is seen as the intellectual guide for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and is wanted by Egyptian judicial authorities for prosecution on charges of "incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping the prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft," according to the Interpol website.
The Interpol's warrant was issued at the request of the Egyptian authorities.
Interpol said Qaradawi had been accused of inciting murder and helping inmates escape from prison.
Sheikh Qaradawi is the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
He is part of a list of suspects -- including ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi -- accused of staging a jailbreak in Egypt and helping inmates escape prison during the country's 2011 uprising.
Qaradawi holds dual citizenship with Egypt and Qatar and is currently living in Qatar.Last Mod: 10 Ocak 2015, 23:40