Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, September 16, 2001

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

“Even if the U.S. is guilty, in that it supports Israeli terror, I say that this does not mean that we may attack civilians in the U.S., because the civilians are not guilty. We should fight the American military if we can, and if we cannot, we should fight the U.S. economically and politically. Let us boycott the U.S… It is absolutely forbidden for Arab and Islamic countries to allow their bases to be used to attack Afghanistan… [If the clerics in Afghanistan call Muslims to jihad], Muslims must help as best they can, as they did during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan…”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, accessed May 31, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Sep. 16, 2001