Dr. Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi explained his support of suicide operations on his weekly religious program on Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) . Following are excerpts from his comments:
Sheikh Dr. Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: There are clerics who oppose martyrdom (ie. suicide) operations in Palestine. By these operations Allah has compensated the Palestinians for their lack of strength. They do not, as the Zionists do, have Apache helicopters, warplanes, tanks, missiles. Allah has compensated them for this with these human bombs. This is divine justice.
(God) gives the weak a weapon for self-defense that the strong, despite his military and nuclear arsenals, can do nothing against. There are clerics who condemn this and even say that these are suicide operations that are not allowed in Islam. We need a religious law to clarify this issue. On the other hand, you find among those who claim that they waged Jihad, people who have left the Americans, the Jews, and the Zionists. They left the enemies and aimed their arrows at their own people.