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Global Muslim Brotherhood Scholars Urges Muslims To Wage Jihad, Sacrifice Their Souls For Al-Aqsa

May 11th, 2021 10:09

An Israeli NGO is report­ing that the Inter­na­tion­al Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars has post­ed a pro­posed Fri­day ser­mon on the top­ic of Jerusalem that includ­ed incite­ment to vio­lence, jihad, and self-sac­ri­fice. Accord­ing to the MEMRI report:

May 10, 2021 Prais­ing the “hero­ic jihad oper­a­tions” of the “jihad fight­ers in Pales­tine,” as well as the young Pales­tini­ans who are “deployed on the bat­tle­front” in Jerusalem, the ser­mon states that “the Mus­lims’ fore­most duty is to wage jihad by sac­ri­fic­ing their souls” for Al-Aqsa. It adds that who­ev­er is unable to come to the bat­tle­front him­self must help the jihad fight­ers with mon­ey, and thus “illu­mi­nate Al-Aqsa,” just as the Pales­tini­ans who are deployed on the front illu­mi­nate it with their blood and their souls.

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Found­ed in 2004, the Inter­na­tion­al Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars (IUMS) is an inter­na­tion­al body of Mus­lim the­olo­gians based in Doha, Qatar, whose lead­er­ship is close­ly tied to the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB). Until recent­ly, it was led by GMB spir­i­tu­al guide Youssef Qaradawi. Sev­er­al promi­nent Euro­pean Mus­lim faith lead­ers tied to the GMB were IUMS mem­bers and/or have served as IUMS Trus­tees, includ­ing for­mer Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Islam­ic Stud­ies pro­fes­sor Tariq Ramadan and Ahmed Jabal­lah, a senior leader in the French and Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Oth­er Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ing on the IUMS has included:

  • In Decem­ber 2020, the IUMS encour­aged a boy­cott of French prod­ucts, ded­i­cat­ing a spe­cial online sem­i­nar to this issue.
  • In March 2021, IUMS leader Ali Al-Qaradaghi sent an open let­ter to the French Min­is­ter for Cit­i­zen­ship, call­ing homo­sex­u­al­i­ty an “aggres­sion” against human nature and denounc­ing the Minister’s request for mosque imams to rec­og­nize the right to same-sex mar­riage in their sermons.
  • In April 2021, GIOR report­ed that the IUMS had called on the French gov­ern­ment to stop inter­fer­ing with the “pri­va­cy of Islam,” reject­ing a new French Char­ter of Repub­li­can Val­ues aim­ing to cur­tail for­eign influ­ence over Mus­lim groups and mosques.