Sheikh al-Qaradawi: Islam condemns the killing of innocent people

Qaradawi2Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi has denounced the London bombings as “evil acts characterised by barbarity and savagery, which are condemned by Islam in the strongest of terms”.

Al-Qaradawi presented his condolences to the families of the victims who have lost their loved ones, stressing that “Islam and its scholars, regardless of their school of thought, stand against these acts which cannot be sanctioned by any faith, morality or law, regardless of the religion or race of their perpetrators”.

He also sent a special message of condolence to the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, saying “we send special condolences to our dear friend the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, a man of integrity who has for long sincerely defended the rights of Arabs and Muslims”.

Islam Online, 7 July 2005

Of course, none of this prevents right-wing Islamophobes in the US attributing theological responsibility for the London bombings to Dr al-Qaradawi. See here and here