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

Date
Sep. 16, 2001
Name of Author
Yusef al-Qaradawi
Muslim Brotherhood
Body

“The West has made Islam his enemy for many reasons. One is [the Middle East's natural] resources. [Since] the days of the Crusades, there are some mental complexes from which the West has not freed itself. [The West] attacked the Muslim countries, but Islam triumphed, with 'Immad Al-Din Zangi, Saladin, Baibars , and others… Colonialism's aspirations are greedy and full of hate; this hatred still motivates it… The Taliban have nothing to do with this matter [9/11]; they are preoccupied with their own internal problems… I also think that Osama bin Laden no longer has the means to carry out something like this…”“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.

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