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Monday, October 18, 2010

Qaradawi refuses to participate in interfaith conference with Jews

The 8th Annual Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue is to start tomorrow, but prominent Islamic Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi is boycotting the conference, according to Palestine Today.

The reason? Because there will be Jews there!

He participated in the first, second and third conferences because they were centered on Muslim/Christian dialogue. But he refuses to participate when Jews attend, quoting the Koran 29:46 ["The Spider"], "Do not argue with People of the Book...." [the verse goes on to make an exception of certain types of arguments, and then an exception to the exception, against those Jews who "oppress," if I am parsing the verse correctly.]

Qaradawi said, "So why should we dialogue with the Jews, who... shed blood, and violated the sanctities, and burned farms, and destroyed homes... .. to sit with them on a single platform?"

The article does not say "Zionist Jews" but merely "Jews."  He has met with the Neturei Karta in the past, though.

The rest of the Koranic verse makes clear that Islamic "dialogue" with other "divine" religions is limited to telling them about Islam. Which makes it more like a monologue.

Even so, credulous non-Muslims keep thinking that there is value in these fake one-way "dialogues."