Following are excerpts
from an address by Sunni scholar Sheik
Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, which aired on the Al-Jazeera TV network on February
Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah will punish [the Syrian regime] for what
it did by means of the people. He will send it His wrath, which is never
withheld from criminals. The people will soon take revenge upon it,
They were, unfortunately,
supported in the Security Council by the Russians and Chinese, who saw
Truth with their own eyes, but insisted on supporting Falsehood. They
insisted upon supporting injustice over justice, Falsehood over Truth,
and darkness over light. The Arab people in its entirety will oppose
I call upon the entire
Arab people and the entire Islamic people, and upon all the honorable
and free people of the world, to oppose those evil [Syrian] rulers and
those who supported them.
Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: ... The Russians and Chinese acted unjustly
towards the Syrian people. The [Arabs and Muslims] must not buy their
products. They must not give them a single penny, because this penny
turns into a weapon that kills the Syrians. We should not give them
a single penny, which they'd use against the people of Truth.
I call upon the Syrian
people, the Arab peoples, and the Islamic peoples to boycott them, to
refrain from cooperating with them or helping them in any way. May Allah
bring disgrace upon them.
Our nation should oppose
these people and know that they are its enemies and rivals. We must
know who our rivals are and who our supporters are.