Yusuf Al Qaradawiâ€™s Deep Connections to Radical Boston Mosque
Yusuf Al Qaradawi
When we interviewed Dr. Charles Jacobs in the February edition of the NER, “Fighting Muslim Brotherhood Lawfare and Rabbinic Fatwas,” he noted that Yusuf Al Qaradawi had been a trustee of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) run by the Muslim American Society, a Muslim Brotherhood front:
Another ISB trustee was Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, a cleric living in Qatar, identified as a theologian of hatred by the ADL. All anyone had to do was look him up on the internet, watch some You Tube videos preaching that Jews should be killed, homosexuals should either be stoned or thrown off roofs, wives can be beaten, and Israel has to be destroyed. When I found this out, and here is the really painful part, I called together a meeting of all of Boston Jewish organizations. To my shock and deep disappointment no one wanted to do anything. Not a thing. Instead they said: “We must dialogue with them.
Al Qaradawi has returned to Egypt with the permission of the military council and preached in Tahrir Square Friday about "democracy” under the guise of Jihad for fellow Muslims against unbelievers, especially Jews, apostates from Islam and homosexuals. Doubtless, this was a further example of the Cairo military regime’s deepening outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood ending Al Qaradawi’s four decade exile. He preaches his vitriol via satellite TV to a worldwide audience of over 40 million weekly. Doubtless, the Obama West Wing in the White House will put a spin on Al Qaradawi being an exception to the ‘secular strains’ of the MB cited by NDI James Clapper before the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee and a ‘reformed peaceful man.’ Al Qaradawi's shpiel sounds like classic taqiyyah. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration cannot distinguish what is said in English what is really said in Arabic.
The spiritual leader of the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has a long history in Boston, Massachusetts.
And the relationship continues, despite denials by the leaders of the Boston mosque – the largest in New England -- where Yusuf al-Qaradawi once reigned as trustee.
According to a report released Friday by the Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) organization, the imam who long preached his hatred of Jews, homosexuals and women, is currently the leader of the Islamic American University -- a major project of the Muslim American Society (MAS), the organization that runs the Boston mosque. However, any mention of al-Qaradawi is carefully omitted from the site. In fact, there is no information at all about any of the university's leadership on its site, other than a brief videotaped message by an unnamed "director."
Federal prosecutorshave named the MAS as the arm of the American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I will shoot Allah's enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah,” Qaradawi once prayed publicly, according to the APT.
Writing for the organization, Charles Jacobs, Dennis Hale and Ahmed Mansour noted, “On videotape, Qaradawi has said that homosexuals should be killed. When he was a trustee of the Boston mosque, its website featured teachings on how to beat one's wife.”
Jacobs, president of APT, commented, “Considering the relationship between New England's biggest mosque and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, it would seem that the nation's concern over this extremist group should extend from Cairo to the Hub.”
After Qaradawi was banned from the United States by President Bill Clinton in 1999, the Boston mosque featured a video address by the imam at its major fundraiser, held at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.
Qaradawi has since ruled that Muslims are allowed to kill Israeli women under Islamic law, because they serve in the military, and he preached that Muslims should acquire nuclear weapons to “terrorize their enemies.”