Sunday 20 March, 2011
CNN Dubai (UAE) has reported that Shaykh Yusuf al-Qardawi strongly condemned the opposition movement in Bahrain in his Friday sermon and said it was a sectarian revolution of the Shi‘ah against Ahl al-Sunnah. Hence, according to the judgement of this so-called Islamic Missionary, based on acute sectarian hatred, it was the Shi‘ah, not the State-gangsters of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia who had killed and maimed innocent and unarmed civilians. Even the international community including the UN and Human Rights Watch have recognised that peaceful demonstrators in Manama were shot and wounded by the Bahraini and Saudi armed forces.
The horrifying pictures in the media and on the internet of the casualties speak for themselves, where it is no more possible for the tyrants to hide the truth. The UN Secretary General warned the Bahraini authorities that it may be breaching the international law. These non-Muslims, who speak the truth, are far better than the so-called Da‘ee (Islamic Missionary) who speaks blatant lies in his Friday sermons despite a strict warning in the Qur’an:
5:8 O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.
If Shaykh al-Qardawi, who holds a position of President of the Federation of Muslim Ulama (religious scholars) cannot do justice to helpless, oppressed and unarmed civilians; and sides with State Terrorists against their victims (as he had done in the case of Saddam by raising his status to a “martyr”) then he must resign his post before he brings disgrace to this august organisation. Now, one can understand why he was a persona non grata in his own country Egypt for many years.
CNN Dubai, further reported that Shaykh al-Qardawi distinguished the other revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen from that of Bahrain. He claimed that the revolutionaries in Bahrain raised the portraits of foreign religious Maraja’ like Ayatullah Khamenai and Sayyid Nasrallah, so it was a sectarian revolution. He falsely alleged that the Shi‘ah demonstrators in Bahrain attacked Ahl al-Sunnah and their mosques with arms. In actual fact, from day one the peaceful protesters in Bahrain had raised the slogan “No Shi‘ah no Sunnah. We are united”. No images on the internet and TVs have shown that the demonstrators had raised any portraits. But al-Qardawi just took the word of his tyrannical awliya al-amr (rulers) for granted.
One would not have expected a religious scholar of this stature to distort the facts. If the Shi‘ah demonstrators had attacked the Sunnis and their mosques, how come all those killed and wounded are the Shi‘ah and how come all the mosques desecrated by the Saudi and Bahraini gangsters are only Shi‘ite mosques?
This time, it is not the Zionists but the so-called Islamic scholars who are involved in preaching racial and sectarian hatred against fellow Muslims. It needs a man blind at heart not to hear the desperate calls of the victims of State sponsored massacres that are taking place by his awliya al-amr (rulers) to whose will, he has surrendered his religious and moral values. But based on his sectarian hatred against the Shi‘ah, as he has been siding with the oppressors, he must remember that he has placed himself in their category and therefore, he will be accountable to Allah for this.