Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Qaradawi attacks the PLO

Prominent sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most popular religious figures in Sunni Islam, has issued a scathing attack the PLO for not being radical enough.

He criticized them for cooperating with the Zionist entity, and demanded that they return to "resistance" (i.e., terrorism, since they already claim to be doing non-violent resistance.)

He stressed that security coordination with Israel implies that Jews have a right to at least some of Palestine, which is completely unacceptable.

Qaradawi, who has some 40 million people viewing his al Jazeera TV show, also said these words that show in yet another way why the peace process could never work:

"Palestine does not belong to the Palestinians to do as they like but for [it belongs to] the entire Arab and Islamic nation."

Which means that even if Abbas and his henchmen manage to compromise and come to terms with Israel, the Arab world has effective veto power - certainly those who follow Qaradawi.