There has been very little information to come out about Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Yusuf Al-Qaradawi since it was reported earlier this month that Qatar was going to expel him. The most recent report on his status comes from Ahlul Bayt News Agency, which cites ‘unconfirmed reports’ that Qaradawi’s fate is not all that dissimilar from that of Mohammed Mursi.
Unconfirmed reports say head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has been put under house arrest.
This is according to Tofiq Akasha, an Egyptian media activist who wrote in his weblog that Egypt’s security forces have searched Al-Qaradawi’s house and put him under house arrest, Buratha news agency reported.
He wrote that the radical cleric who is banned from travelling was forced to return home from the airport by army units.
We know that Qaradawi was set to be expelled from Qatar but not what his destination would be. This ABNA report doesn’t specifically state where Qaradawi is but seems to imply he’s in Egypt. If Qaradawi is under house arrest in Egypt, this would be significant.
Just two years ago, Qaradawi spoke to millions from Tahrir Square: