You can also peruse Tahrir Square in Cairo, where as many as a million Egyptians turned out for the triumphant — dare we say Khomeini-esque — return to the homeland of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi. He is the sharia compass of the Muslim Brotherhood and, for that matter, millions of Muslims the world over.
As John Rosenthal has been reporting at Pajamas, the anti-Mubarak protesters whom the mainstream media and the Obama administration paint as the vanguard of “democracy,” continue to display visceral contempt for Israel and Jews. “Hence,” Mr. Rosenthal observes, “the numerous portraits of Mubarak with a Star of David scrawled on his face or forehead,” and claims that the deposed Egyptian president was an Israeli “agent” or “spy” against Egypt. It’s shocking, I know, that no one in the legacy media seems particularly interested in these facts and images, but Rosenthal provides them.
Enter Sheikh Qaradawi. The 84-year-old cleric has previously called for the destruction of Israel, endorsed suicide bombing even by women, and expressed a longing to die fighting in the jihad against the Zionist entity. As Robert Spencer recounted at FPM Wednesday in a neat summary of Qaradawi’s views, the sheikh explained in a 2009 sermon that “throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler.” Yes, according to Qaradawi, it was Allah who decided to sic Hitler on the Jews. The sheikh further implored Allah to “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.”
These views are widely known and shared in Egypt, where Qaradawi was hailed as a conquering hero at today’s massive Juma observance. He fired up the crowd with calls for the conquest of Jerusalem. No transcript yet, but MEMRI has this report.
Three cheers for “democracy”!