Qaradawi calls for Egyptians to boycott election
Qaradawi said that Egypt has not gained anything since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
Egyptian Sheikh Cleric Youssef al Qaradawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, asked Egyptians on Sunday to boycott presidential elections saying it's prohibited and that presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al Sisi dismissed the elected president Mohamed Morsi and grabbed power through an act of tyranny.
Qaradawi noted on remarks by Israeli former Defense Minister Ihud Barak who called on the U.S. to support Sisi for president saying, "He's their Sisi, not our Sisi." He also added that he only brought murder and violence since he grabbed authority and that Egypt has not gained anything.
During a conference at the meeting, Qaradawi commented on the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas saying that Palestinians should defend their unity to restore their land. He also added that all Muslims, not only Palestinians, are in charge of defending Jerusalem, and that Arab Spring revolutions should have worked on resolving the Palestinian cause.