Antisemitism, Qatar and Muslim Brotherhood dangerously spreading hate messages about the UAE- Israel deal

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Qatari regime is spreading hate speeches on its financed media channels and social networks against the United Arab Emirates and Israel peace deal. The Gulf country, the first State sponsor for international terrorism, is still calling the Arab world to kill Jewish , labelling them as responsible for the problems of Muslim people and instability in the MENA area.

Al-Jazeera media channel has been strongly criticized over what its anchors share on social media. Ahmed Mansour, an Egyptian television news anchor working with the Qatari channel since 1997, has been known for making incendiary, often false, remarks against Israel and Jewish communities.

In 2017, Mansour caused controversy for a Facebook post in which he justified the destructive Hurricane Irma that hit Cape Verde and the Leeward Islands as a “display of God’s greatness which many dares to deny.”In his post, the news anchor summoned a verse of the holy Quran to justify Hurricane Irma’s wrath, writing in the now-deleted post: “And He will show you His signs, and what signs of Allah will you deny?”.

Today, Ahmed Mansourisis in the spotlight again after tweeting a video attacking the head of the Muslim World League’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism. “The Secretary-General of the Jewish-Muslim World League calls for a new religion?!” Mansour tweeted in his attack of Al-Issa engaged to build better interfaith relations between Muslims, Christians and Jewish.

These are only the latest episodes of Doha’s long anti-Semitic tradition, which finds its greatest representation in its Imam Yousef al-Kharadawi.On 6 November 2014, Yusuf Qaradawi – reference theologian of the Muslim Brotherhood, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Doha and of the European Council for Fatwa and Research in Dublin – published the statement Appeal to the umma: Save al-Aqsa. Following the unrest on the Temple esplanade in October of the same year, there was an exponential increase in tension, but above all the spectre of a new intifada hovered.

The Qaradawi communiqué, which in the past had issued an explicit fatwa justifying the suicide attacks in Israel, not only expresses accusations against the State of Israel and calls on Muslims everywhere to mobilize to defend the al-Aqsa mosque, but also calls for the killing of Jews, confirming the indissolubility within the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood between the Israeli-Palestinian question and the sacralization of anti-Semitism.

The sacralization of anti-Semitism in the Qatari-based Muslim Brotherhood terrorist movement is not limited to either Qaradawi or the Hamas Statute. It has roots in a short writing by Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966), who is considered not only the ideologue of the Brotherhood, but the author of “works that have been cited by Islamic extremists from the 1960s to today”.

According to Bassam Tibi, with Ma’rakatunama’a al-yahud (Our battle against the Jews), a real Islamization of anti-Semitism takes place, and in doing so, anti-Semitism becomes an essential, even fundamental, part of being a Muslim. In 1938 Hasan al-Banna published the article “The Art of Death” (Sina’at al-mawt) in the Muslim Brotherhood magazine al-Nadhir. In which before the birth of the State of Israel, he invited Muslims to die for Palestine because “the Palestinian issue is not an Eastern regional question nor a question that concerns only the Arab nation, but rather a question that concerns Islam and the Muslim peoples in their entirety.”

Al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Sunni preachers in the world, has disseminated extremist ideas for many decades. The Qatari ideology expressed by the Imam forms of the ideological foundations for Salafi-jihadism, practiced by ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and similar groups. Al-Qaradawi has had a regular seat to address these ideas on the Al-Jazeera satellite channel.

The late scholar Fouad Ajami once wrote of Al-Jazeera that while it “may not officially be the Osama bin Laden Channel … he is clearly its star”.Al-Qaradawi was once regarded by Qatari leadership as a mainstream or even modernist voice in Islam, and for the simple reason that this had been the character of their religious vision. Al-Qaradawi has taken stances on the UAE-Israel deal that provide religious cover for practices and ideas that can take in unpredictable and dangerous directions.

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