In Wake Of Toulouse Jihad Attacks Sarkozy Bans ‘Radical’ Imams Including One Banned In US Recently Recruited By Obama
Better late than never? Or to little to late?
(Daily Mail) –France is to ban radical Muslim preachers from entering the country as part of a crackdown after shootings by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman in Toulouse, President Nicolas Sarkozy said today.The President said he would block the entry of some imams invited to an Islamic conference next month, organised by the Union of French Islamic Organisations (UOIF).
The UOIF, one of three Muslim federations in France, is regarded as close to Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
‘I have clearly indicated that there certain people who have been invited to this congress who are not welcome on French soil,’ Mr Sarkozy told France Info radio.
The crackdown follows the murder of seven people in Toulouse by Islamic extremist Mohammed Merah, 23.
One imam banned by the President is Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric based in Qatar who is one of the most prominent Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world and a household name in the Middle East due to regular appearances on the Al Jazeera news channel.
Qaradawi was denied a visa to visit Britain in 2008 on grounds of seeking to ‘justify acts of terrorist violence or disburse views that could foster inter-community violence’, a Home Office spokeswoman said at the time.
The cleric had defended Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel and attacks on U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq.
As with many (most? all?) Imams, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi is no moderate.
But that didn’t stop the Obama Regime from recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated, jihadi loving scum “Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi to “mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.”
=>Even though his US visa was revoked in 1999, due to his extremist views.
Also of note, Qaradawi was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt for thirty years, that is until Mubarak fell last year during the ‘Islamic Uprising’ precipitated by Obama.
Taqiyyah alert:Â Qaradawi is being defended by his Islamic cohorts on the grounds that he is a “moderate”. Aren’t they all? Heh.
DOHA – The International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, on Monday criticised France for denying the influential cleric a visa, but said it respects the sovereign decision.
“We are surprised, and we admonish France for refusing to grant Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi a visa. He is a moderate scholar who contributed to combating extremism in Islamic thoughts,” said the union’s Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali al-Qaradaghi.
Walid Shoebat pointing out the obvious that many including Sarkozy fail to understand. His banning a few radicalÂ (oxymoron) Islamists is merely putting a band-aid on a gaping wound that instead needs toÂ be cleaned and sutured.
Uh, Qaradawi was scheduled to visit France for an Islamic conference, right? What kind of people does Sarkozy think would be greeting him at the conference? Wouldnâ€™t they be individuals who admire and respect the Brotherhood leaderâ€™s views?
Yes, which is [exactly] why he was invited.
How about the Union of French Islamic Organisations? Arenâ€™t they responsible for inviting Qaradawi? If Qaradawi â€“ according to Sarkozy â€“ doesnâ€™t respect French values, does he think the FIO does?
Of course they don’t –all birds of a supremacist radical Islamic feather.