Sheik Yusuf. Al-Qaradawi has a most mixed attitude towards Jews. He is the Islamic spokesman in Qatar. and has recently put out a fatwa against all Jews, but had made comments in the past that were more accepting of our religious people.
He came into my spotlight not too long ago when Qatar was the sponsor for Arabic classes in our local Portland high school, Lincoln High. This classroom teacher was responsible for bringing in a hip-hop Palestinian group whose degradation of Israel caused Jewish students at Lincoln to be quite upset. Come to find out, Qatar is in the education business among other things, and had sponsored another school here as well as in other spots throughout the USA. Their religious leader is the Egyptian who sought refuge in Qatar, Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who happens to be a radical Muslim Brotherhood organizer and who broadcasts over al-Jazeera TV.
As long as you don't advocate the existence of Israel, you're an okay Jew in his eyes. This was shown in May 2008 when he spoke with the visiting rabbis from Hareda, the anti-zionist Neturei Karta sect. Qaradawi said, ".There is no enmity between Muslims and Jews...Jews who believe in the authentic Torah are very close to Muslims." He said he believed that our relations became strained with the emergence of Zionism and the establishment of Israel and said that Muslims are against the expansionist, oppressive Zionist movement, not the Jews. I wish somebody could explain to him that Jews are only trying to live on the speck of land granted to them through much hard with with the British Empire who held the responsibility of the land. In fact, 80% of what was decided to be the Jewish Homeland was turned over to the Arabs. In fact, according to Islamic goals, it is Islam who is trying to regain another Islamic Empire again. For starters, they advocate taking Jerusalem and refuse to even see our Jewish connection with the city.
Qaradawi was forced to leave Egypt in 1961 and went to Qatar then. He is viewed by many as the #1 spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has been banned from the the USA since 1999, UK in 2008 and France in 2012.
Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is the King of Qatar. His father was Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani and mother was Sheikha al-Atiyyah. In 2011 when visiting the White House he made it known that the issue important to him was to establish a Palestinian state. This small country or state has 744,029 citizens. Workers that immigrated to work there are not counted. 77.5% are Sunni Muslims of the fiqh Hanbali in this Muslim state. Many of their college aged people study in the states and we have people there studying as well. Qaradawi has written many fiqhs of his own, such as az Zakat and al Jihad.
Qatar just made the news because the Qatari monarchy, who seems to be made up of the relatives of al-Thani, just bought 1/5 of BAA. This means he bought a piece of Europe's busiest airport. Seems as if London's Heathrow Airport is the busiest of any airports anywhere in Europe or the USA. Their operator is BAA Limited who operates many airports in the UK. They include 2 in London and 2 in Scotland.
Qatar's royal family has many faces shown to the USA. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been found to have plotted attacks against the USA and the Sheikh al-Thani allowed him to continue. He was the mastermind of 9/11. He had been behind the coordination of the mass air bombing plot with his nephew, Ramzi Yousef, who was behind the World Trade Center attack. The big secret just revealed is the connection Qataris have with Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group. Jihadists are even reporting that they trained in Qatar. Bin Laden was hosted by Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid al-Thani before the Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996. .
I'm wondering if Qatar might now be more interested in making a profit than using airports to assist terrorists and destroy airplanes. They're not just into oil, but are high rollers with Harrods, Barclays, the London Stock Exchange,Canary Wharf, the Shard, a new pyramidal glass skyscraper over London. In fact, they may have now replaced the House of Windsor as the monarchy with the money.
They even have competition with Abu Dhabi's royalty. When you start with oil, you can invest big time.