Muslim Brotherhood preacher Sheikh Qaradawi– Ken Livingstone’s “honoured guest” and subject of a fawning Madeleine Bunting piece in The Guardian– calls for a second Holocaust against you-know-who. (Free registration required.)
A question for the Israel bashers: You claim to be anti-Zionist, not anti-Jewish. Aren’t Qaradawi’s poisonous words worth denouncing at least as strongly as Israel’s action in Gaza?
He means you folks too.
(Hat tip: Omri)
Shabba adds: If you don’t want to register with MEMRI just now then here is a sample of two parts of the ‘sermon’.
First on a theme that appears to be popular among the British and Irish ‘peace’ movement:
Here in Qatar, we have a branch of Marks and Spencer, which regularly dedicates its Saturday revenue to Israel. We have a Starbucks, which serves coffee. They used to hand a sign on the doors of their shops: “We benefit our most important partner, which is Israel, we help in the education of students in Israel, we help build up the Israeli defense arsenal,” and so on. People go and drink their expensive coffee. Instead of paying 2 riyals for a cup of coffee, they pay 20 riyals. This Starbucks is Zionist. Why do we not teach the nation to make do with its own products, when possible, even if they are of lesser quality? This is the only way the nation will rise. My brothers, put the boycott against the nation’s enemies into action. Every riyal you pay turns into a bullet in the heart of your brothers in Gaza and in other Islamic countries.
And then the genocidal stuff:
Oh Allah, take your enemies, the enemies of Islam. Oh Allah, take the Jews, the treacherous aggressors. Oh Allah, take this profligate, cunning, arrogant band of people. Oh Allah, they have spread much tyranny and corruption in the land. Pour Your wrath upon them, oh our God. Lie in wait for them. Oh Allah, You annihilated the people of Thamoud at the hand of a tyrant, and You annihilated the people of ‘Aad with a fierce, icy gale. Oh Allah, You annihilated the people Thamoud at the hand of a tyrant, You annihilated the people of ‘Aad with a fierce, icy gale, and You destroyed the Pharaoh and his soldiers – oh Allah, take this oppressive, tyrannical band of people. Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.
He doesn’t mean it of course, it’s just rhetoric, playing to the base. Or maybe a reaction to Israel’s provocations. When he says kill them down to the very last one, he probably means return to the 1967 borders – for a two state solution. Yeah?