Marc Lynch comments on the latest attack on Yusuf al-Qaradawi. No, it doesn’t come from Nick Cohen, Outrage or the Alliance for Workers Liberty, but from supporters of Al-Qaida:
“Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the much maligned and embattled Islamist face of al-Jazeera, is under attack again. Fierce, nasty, personal attack. He gave an interview with Der Spiegel in which he called Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ‘a criminal in our view.’ The jihadi message boards were not amused. The al-Farouq board offers some typical language:
“‘Doesn’t Qaradawi by this divide the Umma? … Osama will establish the legitimate court for passing judgement…’ ‘God’s curse on Qaradawi the American agent, God’s curse on him, he has been inciting against the mujahideen since the attack on New York and Washington and has attacked the Shaykh Osama bin Laden, may God preserve him.’ ‘He is the lowest of the low, and the most despicable of the despicable.’
“It goes on in that vein for a while. As I’ve said many times, I’ve got all kinds of problems with Qaradawi – especially his social views – but, at least in the real world of Islamism, he’s got the right enemies…”
For the Spiegel interview with Dr al-Qaradawi see here.