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Muslim World League suspends Al-Qaradawi’s membership

June 9, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on 12 September 2012 [Omar Chatriwala/Flickr]

The Muslim World League today announced the suspension of Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi’s membership in its Islamic Fiqh Academy.

This came in a statement issued by the league following the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, which included a number of names on a list of alleged support of terrorism, including Al-Qaradawi.

According to the kingdom and its allies’ list of terrorism list, the Muslim World League ended the membership of Yusuf Al-Qaradawi in the Islamic Fiqh Academy.

The association also expressed “support for the terrorism lists which was issued by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.”

Read: Egypt court rules against stripping Qaradawi of his citizenship

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to classify 59 individuals and 12 entities they said were “linked to Qatar” in the banned terrorism lists.

Among the most prominent participants in the joint list is Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, president of the World Union of Muslim Scholars, and Qatari NGOs.