Egypt orders arrest of Qatar’s Sheikh Qaradawi

Egypt orders arrest of Qatar’s Sheikh Qaradawi
Sun Sep 22, 2013 19:43:53

Qatar’s Egyptian national notorious mufti, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, will be arrested immediately if he is found to set foot in Egypt, following his support to the Muslim brotherhood and his hostile remarks about Egypt’s Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar.

Egypt's chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat issued an arrest warrant for Qaradawi, on accusation of inciting the killing of Egyptian security forces and meddling in the country’s affairs.

Qaradawi has been a major critic of the country’s army following the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in July 3.

According to Egyptian media, Barakat has assigned security authorities to look for all the other security issues that Qaradawi might have been involved in.

Qaradawi’s name has been put under the wanted list of all Egyptian airports, according to Barakat’s order, and he is to be arrested as he sets foot inside Egypt.

Since Morsi’s ouster, Egypt has been the scene of demonstrations held by former president’s supporters demanding his reinstatement.

Egypt has also witnessed violence since then as the army-appointed government has launched a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters and arrested more than 2,000 Muslim Brotherhood members.

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the violence between Morsi supporters and the security forces so far.


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