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  •  I DID link to them, but here they are again. (none)
    "Anyone who thinks that [female] circumcision is the best way to protect his
    daughters should do it. I support this, particularly in the period in which we
    live"
    Chernitsky, B., The Egyptian Controversy Over Circumcising Girls 07/11/2003 (Quoting Dr Qardawi's book - Modern Fatwas) http://coranet.radicalparty.org Accessed on 01/09/2004

    "...if this [non-violent] approach fails, it is permissible for him [husband] to
    beat her [wife] lightly with his hands, avoiding her face and other sensitive
    parts."
    Muslim Clerics on the Religious Rulings Regarding Wife-Beating, MEMRI Special Report No. 27
    http://memri.org/bin/opener.cgi?Page=archives&ID=SR2704 , 22/3/04; quoted from Yusuf al-Qaradawi, The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam (Kuwait: International Islamic Federation of Student Organization), 1984

    "[Homosexuality is] a reversal of the natural order, a corruption of man's
    sexuality, and a crime against the rights of females...concerning the
    punishment for this abominable practice...should both the active and passive
    participants be put to death? While such punishments may seem cruel, they
    have been suggested to maintain the purity of the Islamic society and to keep
    it clean of perverted elements."
    Al-Qaradawi's Visit Stirs Controversy in Britain and Egypt 12/07/2004
    http://www.gayegypt.com/july2004.html Accessed on 19/10/2004

    Qaradawi on the Use of Children in Suicide Bombing:
    "We cannot say that the [Israeli suicide bombing] casualties were innocent
    civilians. They are not civilians or innocent"; "The Israelis might have nuclear
    bombs but we have the children bomb."
    `Life and Religion' discussion programme, Al-Jazeera TV 28/4/02 As transcribed and translated in Al Jazeera programme debates Arab stand on infitadah, suicide bombers BBC Monitoring 30/4/02

    Qaradawi on Destruction of the Jews:

    "O God, protect them and show them the right path. O God, destroy the
    usurper Jews, the vile Crusaders, and infidels. O God, destroy them along
    with their supporters."
    Sermon at Umar-Bin-al-Khattab mosque, Doha, Qatar, 01/10/2004, broadcast live on Qatar TV; transcribed and translated in Near/Middle East: Round-up of Friday Sermons 1 Oct 04' BBC Monitoring 06/10/2004.

    ---

    These are quotes that came from the cleric himself, from his books, from his speeches.

    •  The first link leads to nothing (none)
      The second is by memri a neocon propaganda outlet, of dubious truthfulness. The quote from the gay group appears to be taken out of context.  

      Despite a cold wind blowing from the Thames, a small crowd of protesters demonstrated outside London's City Hall where Dr Qaradawi was the guest of honour at conference supporting a woman's freedom to wear the hijab. An invitation which was ironic in view of his fatwa published on Islamonline that all muslim women were obliged to wear it. What about a woman's right not to wear the hijab ?

      The demonstrators included queer rights activists Peter Tatchell and Brett Lock, several members from the campaigning group Outrage, Darren Johnson and Jenny Jones from the Green Party on the London Assembly, a gay humanist and a london based member of the website GayEgypt.com.

      In an attempt to spin his way out of his earlier statement regarding the desired punishment for the "major crime" of homosexuality Al-Qaradawi declared

      "My opinion is that homosexuality is forbidden in Islam, as in Christianity." He added that any punishment was a matter for the state, and that Muslims were inevitably subject to those laws. "Muslims have no right to punish (non active) homosexuals or mistreat them as individuals."

      However, Dr Al-Qaradawi knows that his tacit support for the death penalty for gays is bound to stoke hatred and prejudice which will lead to punishment even for gay men in the Middle East who are not active, but whose sexuality is known or merely suspected. There are numerous instances of individuals being persecuted merely for their feminine manner.

      There are many problems with your sources to the say the least.

      Stop the war! Draft Bush voters!

      by NoAlternative on Thu Jul 07, 2005 at 07:28:41 PM PDT

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      •  The 'sources' just QUOTE HIM (none)
        The first 2 sources, the ones who had the most problems with, are quoting from his papers, his books. If they are wrong, then I apologize, but they would certainly be foolish to make things up and then claim he wrote them, and even give the names of the books and papers the quotes are from.

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