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Endowments min. warns of International Union of Muslim Scholars

Mon, Apr. 8, 2019
CAIRO - 8 April 2019: Minister of Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa indicated in a statement released on Wednesday that the entity called the International Union of Muslim Scholars is not credible and that it issues statements backing the terrorist ideology.

The minister said that the union, founded in 2004, has become a center for extremist groups and elements aiming at the destruction and treason of their homelands and religion. The minister added that there is not a single moderate scholar among the members of that union.

The minister stated that joining such entity is equivalent to joining the outlawed terrorist group of the Muslim Brotherhood as it is considered the brotherhood’s theorists hub.

The entity was chaired by Yusuf al-Qaradawi who is an Egyptian religious figure based in the Qatari capital, Doha. Qaradawi, who is affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, left Egypt in 1997. He stayed for decades in Qatar where he was often hosted on Al Jazeera.

On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain boycott Qatar severing ties with the Gulf state for supporting terror. The quartet also charges Al Jazeera of promoting extremist and terrorist ideologies, and hosting figures affiliated with terror groups.

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