Anti-Israel

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, July 19, 2003

“[D]ue to the colonialist, occupying, racist, and [plundering] nature of Israeli society, it is, in fact, a military society. Anyone past childhood, man or woman, is drafted into the Israeli army. Every Israeli is a soldier in the army, either in practical terms or because he is a reservist soldier who can be summoned at any time for war. This fact needs no proof. Those they call ‘civilians’ are in effect ‘soldiers’ in the army of the sons of Zion.”“Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them – ‘Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers’,” MEMRI, February 3, 2009, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/802/3062.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, July 19, 2003

“Israeli society has a unique trait that makes it different from the other human societies, and that is that as far as the people of Palestine are concerned, it is a ‘society of invaders’ who came from outside the region – from Russia or America, from Europe or from the lands of the Orient – to occupy Palestine and settle in it… Those who are invaded have the right to fight the invaders with all means at their disposal in order to remove [the invaders] from their homes and send them back to the homes from whence they came… This is a Jihad of necessity, as the clerics call it, and not Jihad of choice… Even if an innocent child is killed as a result of this Jihad – it was not intended, but rather due to the necessities of the war… Even with the passage of time, these [Israeli] so-called 'civilians' do not stop being invaders, evil, tyrants, and oppressors…”“Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them – ‘Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers’,” MEMRI, February 3, 2009, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/802/3062.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, July 19, 2003

“Our brothers in Palestine are, without doubt, in a situation of extreme necessity to carry out martyrdom operations in order to unsettle their enemies and the plunderers of their land and to sow horror in their hearts so that they will leave, and return to the places from whence they came… What weapon can harm their enemy, can prevent him from sleeping, and can strip him of a sense of security and stability, except for these human bombs – a young man or woman who blows himself or herself up amongst their enemy. This is a weapon the likes of which the enemy cannot obtain, even if the U.S. provides it with billions [of dollars] and the most powerful weapons, because it is a unique weapon that Allah has placed only in the hands of the men of belief. It is a type of divine justice on the face of the earth… it is the weapon of the wretched weak in the face of the powerful tyrant…”“Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them – ‘Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers’,” MEMRI, February 3, 2009, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/802/3062.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, July 2003

“The martyrdom operations carried out by the Palestinian factions to resist the Zionist occupation are not in any way included in the framework of prohibited terrorism, even if the victims include some civilians." Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish 'The International Council of Muslim Clerics’,” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, March 7, 2003

“[Suicide bombings are] the supreme form of Jihad … that is allowed by the Shari'a… These are heroic operations of martyrdom."“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, March 7, 2003

"O God, destroy the Zionist, the American, and the British aggressors. O God, shake the ground under them and protect us from them.” Steven Stalinsky, “Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Ahmed Yassin, Hamas founder, January 30, 2003

“America is implementing Zionist Israeli policy to serve the Zionist project in Palestine. The battle America is undertaking is designed to allow Israel to remain in the Palestinian homeland.... Zionist Israeli and Jewish policy is to strike every power emerging in the Arab and Muslim world… Any country that develops power threatening to this entity (Israel), they want to smash it.”“Hamas in Their Own Words,” Anti-Defamation League, May 2, 2011, http://www.adl.org/anti-semitism/muslim-arab-world/c/hamas-in-their-own-words.html.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, November 2002

“The operation is a clear message to the Zionist enemy that it can enjoy no security while it continues to perpetrate massacres against the Palestinian people.”Susan Aschoff, “Jihad Leader Emerged from Shadows of USF,” St. Petersburg Times, February 21, 2003, http://www.sptimes.com/2003/02/21/TampaBay/Jihad_leader_emerged_.shtml.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, 2002

“If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”Badih Chayban, “Nasrallah Alleges ‘Christian Zionist’ Plot,” Daily Star, October 23, 2002, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2002/Oct-23/21779-nasrallah-alleges-christian-zionist-plot.ashx#axzz33cF0Jcty.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, October 18, 2002

“Hamas and its counterparts cannot be wiped out, for they are the mouthpiece of the Islamic nation all over the world.”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.