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Top Muslim cleric calls on soldiers to kill Gaddafi

By Sahil Kapur
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:30 EDT
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Prominent Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Libyan soldiers to shoot leader Muammar Gaddafi dead, issuing a fatwa saying any soldier with the ability should step up “to rid Libya of” the 41-year leader.

“Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Kadhafi should do so,” Qaradawi said on Al-Jazeera television.

The Egyptian-born cleric urged Libyan soldiers “not to obey orders to strike at your own people,” and called on Libyan diplomats across the world to denounce and distance themselves from Gaddafi’s regime.

Gaddafi remains a target of violent demonstrators who have taken over cities, as regime officials reportedly used air strikes to fend off protesters fighting the military and setting government buildings on fire.

The religious edict reflects growing troubles for the autocratic leaders as more and more Muslims and Libyan ambassadors turn against his regime.

Qaradawi, a Sunni cleric who hosts a show on Al-Jazeera, resides in Qatar and leads the International Union for Muslim Scholars.

He has in the past supported violence by some Muslims, including that carried out against Israel by Palestinian suicide bombers.

[via AFP]

 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    Well, if he shows up on a texas campus:

    Texas to pass bill allowing guns on college campuses

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/21/texas-to-pass-bill-allowing-guns-on-college-campuses/

  • Anonymous

    Now that’s what I’m talking about!

  • Anonymous

    He sounds just like Sarah Palin, calling for murder.

    What is it about some religious people? Why do they think they have a right to incite homicide.

  • Anonymous

    Gaddafis face looks like someone started it on fire and then put it out with a rake.

  • Tom

    Because the voices in their heads, I mean “God”, tells them it is the righteous thing to do.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely.

  • Anonymous

    Because their master was killed by capital punishment?

  • ce2756

    Why are world leaders not freezing Gaddafi’s assets to keep him from paying his mercenaries? A broke dictator gets no respect. Let him live in infamy as a failure with everyone in the world knowing who he is.

  • Anonymous

    Attention all Gaddafi family members and Halliburton executives: collect your gold bricks, fire up the Gulfstream, we’re off to Equatorial Guinea- Tripoli is like so yesterday. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • lyris

    Amazing that the Middle East seems to be calling for freedom for the people and yet the gop wants to take it away from the people, and go back to indentured servitude taking away social security and medicare from the disabled and elderly causing their premature deaths, and giving it all to the uber wealthy.

    America, land of the Feudal Lords.

  • lyris

    I think I’ll stay in New England, home of the sane.

  • Anonymous

    Because the world leaders, even though they may deny it, support him and all of the other dictators in the world.

  • lyris

    Let me guess, teabagging/gop. Love Democracy for the corporations and the uber wealthy, and nothing for the common man.

    gop should be changed to pof (party of feudalists) or erp (economy royalist party).

  • Sandi

    There’s no comparison to Palin here. Nor is any of this based in religion. It’s the result of living in an area where one could be murdered at any time. The average person in the Middle East has had to suffer invading armies, homicidal leaders, and (as in Palestine) imprisonment by their more powerful neighbors for generations.

    Having to live in deadly conditions does condition people to think that a violent response is necessary. Palin, Beck, and the others live in a relatively peaceful world. They have no excuse for their behavior.

  • lyris

    No because they want the torture to the people to stop. But then the gop or the party of the feudalists love torture, prime example the torturing of the captives in gitmo.

  • lyris

    Why is it the gop loves right wing dictators, and hate democracy to the common man?

    Oh yes, they are bigots. They hate darker skinned people and Muslims, I’m sure they’ll start hating any other minority any minute now.

  • lyris

    I’d rather see them off to prison for all the harm they did to so many.

  • lyris

    Doesn’t the marion gordon robertson claim the same thing?

  • lyris

    Hey Sandi the same could be said about Texas. Perry allowed at least one innocent man to be executed.

    I also don’t agree about palin, beck o’reilly, they’re nothing but liars, and that’s the nicest thing I can say about them.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Al Jazeera carrying the leader’s address live. For the last 30 minutes I have been watching a raving nutcase – apparently speaking from a bombed out cellar (and he is still going). This is the big scary dick tater? Looks like a regular tater with about 4 million volts running through it. Somebody shoot this fool, Please.

  • Anonymous

    I am about as non-violent as they come. but the guy *is* ordering slaughter of innocents.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6EX2KJ7LSZMDCBZWCH62Q7CABY Sandra

    All this Libya rioting coverage in the nick of time! Scotland is arguing about reopening the Lockerbie investigation since evidence of US involvement was introduced. What a coincidence.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJJ4KEVT2Z5RDHTIRGJOUWL2EA Paul M

    Or because that god also says that there is a suitcase full of money and an emergency ticket he can use at any airport in the world first class to dubai if needed.

  • ghostof911

    I wish to disagree with Sultan Yusuf, or whatever it is he’s called. The Libyan people need to show charity to their leader Muammar Gaddafi, as the American people did to their President, George W. Bush, when he saw it was in the nation’s best interest for him to level three tall buildings in downtown Manhattan.

    Peace, Sultan Yusuf. Peace.

  • Sandi

    I’m not saying we’re not dangerously close to exploding ourselves–life in poverty-stricken areas of the U.S. aren’t really that much different than a lot of places in the Middle East. And, as the economy continues to fall apart, those areas just get bigger. But Palin, Beck, and O’Reilly have no clue what life there is really like. If they catch a glimpse of it it’s only because their limo drivers took a wrong turn.

  • Guest

    On Democracy Now! today, Amy Goodman is reporting that Gaddafi is bombing his own population. I hope he is gone very soon.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    Gaddafi says he will die as a martyr…he will end up like Saddam hiding in a hole…

  • Anonymous

    Because this is one tyrannic prick that needs and deserves killing! Did you forget about Lockerbie?

    We should launch one of our own cruise missiles right through his presidential palace windows, I would give you odds the world would applaud it.

  • d f bizzle

    You’re right, he should have incited soldiers to put handcuffs on him and put him behind bars. (pardon the sarcasm)

    I’m not saying this cleric is a swell guy unaccustomed to calling for murder…but when you shoot the king, you better kill him. No leader ever has the right to massacre his people with jets. If you believe he should be removed ASAP, you may not want to wait for an orderly and peaceful coup de etat.

  • d f bizzle

    Yeah, but the guy has the best wardrobe IN THE WORLD!

  • Anonymous

    . . . and both Saddam and Gaddafi were US allies, too

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he’s a dictator, but . . .

    he’s got a set of REALLY, REALLY COOL SUITS, huh ?

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t he drink a few cool ones with Billy Carter? Wasn’t he a pal of the Bush administration? And he does have a unique wardrobe! So he made a few mistakes in the past. Haven’t we all?

    Nonetheless I think it would be appropriate if Muslims killed him if only because he’s an evil rotten *$$hole. We should stay out of if because we only screw things up.

  • cannotvote

    Who were the axis of evil again? Wasn’t it all those countries that didn’t have their financial systems controlled by ….. or something like that! MK folded real quick as I remember – the dark hand at work, wonder where the bombs were made, that he just dropped on his own people – anyone know? Rubber bullets for all my friends, just read about that order – bastards!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Hear, hear!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I was wondering the same thing. Since he’s close to the Castro Bros. and Hugo, I suspect they’re Russian issue. Of course, one can’t exclude the possibility of Israel having sold them the toys.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Gaddafi was never a US ally. On the contrary, he was in with the Castro brothers for a long time. In fact, yesterday, there were rumors flying that he had gone to Venezuela and even Hugo came out to the rescue to deny the claims. Only those nuts would take him in. Nobody else would touch him. They don’t call him “The Mad Dog of the Middle East” for nothing.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    What are you saying exactly? That the people of Libya have risen against a madman who destroyed the country and their lives for 41 years and are being blown to pieces to deflect an investigation against the US? Wow!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    You watched it too, eh? Is that man not the whackiest thing in the world? There were moments when I had to laugh. I’m sorry I know what he’s doing is not funny but some of the things he said like when he accused the youth of causing all the unrest and said that they were on drugs and that ‘drugs are bad for the heart’ – ROFL! This is the guy who’s bombing innocent civilians lecturing on the evils of drugs. You can’t make this shit up.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    The “world leaders” are waiting for Gaddafi to kill all the Libyans so they can move in on the oil. They’re sitting around, rubbing their hands, panting and salivating like rabid dogs.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Is killing the lunatic who ordered the bombing of the civilian population of his own country murder or justice? If taking out one rabid dog to spare the life of thousands of innocents murder?

  • cannotvote
  • Anonymous

    If you’d stolen that much from your people, you’d have money to throw away on that, too. Imelda Marcos had over 500 pairs of shoes. Lots of theft means lots of perks.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    I liked the bit about LSD tablets – OK maybe it was the translation, but LSD TABLETS???? Hey dude your ignorance is damaging your propaganda. I reckon that’s the last speech this guy ever makes. What a freekin’ looser – makes Hollywood parodies look intimidating.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Surprise = Russia has offered him asylum.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Er, Sandra – have you been taking LSD tablets?

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Two of his fighter pilots defected to Malta (taking the jets with them) rather than bomb their own people. Daffy is done for — and not a moment too soon.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Chop his fucking head off. Send a message to Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I watched it when came on the air the first time – supposedly live – and I didn’t hear LSD, I heard drugs. Then he lashes out against drugs being bad for the heart. Although it’s a tragic situation, it tickled my funny bone. The guy is such a nut. I truly encourage everybody to listen to that rant. It really is amusing.

    He threw everything out there and the kitchen sink. That’s how psychopaths work. They throw out everything in hope that something sticks and when/if something does, oh, heavens! You got US circa post 9/11 terrorism. If you notice, Israel does exactly the same thing. It’s a classic psychopathic trait.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Where did you see that? I’m watching Al Jazeera and browsing Ha’aretz and there’s nothing on either site.

    Too bad Germany didn’t offer him a free stay at a deluxe mental institution like they did Mubarak. ROFL! I kid you not on that. If anybody needs a mental institution that would be Gaddafi. What a nut! His people named him well “The Mad Dog of The Middle East”

    Oh, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua called him to offer his support while Hugo keeps a low key. Fidel wrote one of his diarrhea of the pen diatribes which reads like an auto-biography calling him a decent man. Honor among dictators.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    I think he did drugs first and then LSD later on.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Holy shit! I think the drugs did him.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    It was on Russia Today (RT), so it’s probably accurate – those guys can usually be relied on when quoting Putin.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Nah. It was megalomania did him in.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Aaah, yes. Hugo denied that he had offered him a deal though but the rumors flying around yesterday were that he had fled to Venezuela. Unfortunately, he didn’t. The poor Libyans are still stuck with him.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Libyans kick ass. I don’t think Daffy will be living there much longer.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Arabs in general have balls. Egyptians are the same way but the Libyans are taking a lot more. I can only hope they do a Cecescu on him. It’s the least he deserves.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I think Michael Jackson was his illegitimate son.

  • Anonymous

    Because they think they’re better than everyone else…because they believe in God more than everyone else (and they misquote the Bible and go to church once in a while to prove it).

  • maritimer

    You do realize what the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie was about, right?

    It was retaliation for US and UK bombing of Ghaddafy’s house in 1986. Operation El Dorado Canyon. And no, the world was not amused when we missed him, and killed a child and about a dozen other civilians.

    This bombing was in retaliation for a series of confrontations and incidents with Libya between our navy and theirs in the Gulf of Sidra. “The Line of Death” and all that shit.

    Culminating in the bombing of a German nightclub that was a popular GI hangout.

    The house he gave that rambling and belligerent speech from the other night is the ruins of that palace which he kept preserved- as is- as a memorial of defiance to the west.

    I bomb you, you bomb me- when does it end?

    PS- I was on a ship involved in that operation and I still have a very unique patch issued during that time. It’s interesting to see things come full circle. I hope the people prevail and run that bastard out.

  • maritimer

    You mean like the working class? They already hate the working class.

  • maritimer

    That was the palace we bombed in 86. I made a comment above where I discussed the operation and the events leading up to it. He’s kept the place as a shrine of sorts.

  • Anonymous

    Yup, he’s one of the worst totally sick and sadistic cretins on the planet.

    That’s one of the things Reagan almost took care of. So close. The problem would have been taken care. If we had the weapons then that we have today, it could have been a surgical strike with a smart bomb and saved the lives of all the innocent Greeks, Yugoslavs and Italians.

    We should just send one in there now right where he’s sitting and then go to lunch. Wouldn’t take long.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QR7LWWOG7YD64W52TBUQ3RDEM Teddy
  • Anonymous

    Want some fame time?
    Nowadays – Just advocate killing someone else.

    Errr… What are we becoming? Just more ourselves … more childlike?
    “I wanna kill him. I’m gonna strannnngle him slowwwly. I’m gonna tie him up by his tippie toes and cut him into little little pieces. I’m going to …. Grhhmph” FFS!

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