Well, that didn’t take long. I no sooner finished posting my previous entry when I saw that Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi is in Qatar with other Brotherhood clerics in an attempt to rally support for the Syrian opposition.
Critical thinking DEMANDS this be questioned and not dismissed.
Via the Khaleej Times / AFP:
The International Union of Muslim Scholars headed by influential cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi organised a rally in Qatar on Friday in support of anti-government protesters in Syria.
Members of the opposition Syrian National Council, which has been meeting in the capital Doha, joined the rally by several hundred people after the main weekly Muslim prayers, an AFP correspondent reported.
Qaradawi told demonstrators that the rally was aimed at “supporting the people of Syria,” where more than 6,000 people have been killed since pro-democracy protests erupted in March last year, according to activists.
The Sunni cleric called on Syrian troops ordered to take part in the government’s deadly crackdown to “align with the people and let go of the regime.”
Again, remember that Qaradawi’s Brotherhood is winning the propaganda war in the West by portraying itself as ‘moderate’ while exploiting the Assad crackdown to its advantage. A Brotherhood victory in Syria would be a huge victory for Turkey, which has also managed to portray itself as moderate despite being run by a vehemently radical Islamist government.
As bad as Iran’s continued control of Syria is, the Brotherhood’s control of it would be much worse.