- March 17, 2012
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Al-Qaradawi Denounces Hezbollah, Iran Support for Assad’s Tyranny
At a public conference on the first anniversary of the Syrian revolution, at the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, Thursday, Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, called upon Syrian military personnel to regain their sense of pride, of honor and manhood, their will and resolve, to reject Assad’s repression, to leave Assad’s army as soon as they can, and to join the Free Syrian Army.
The renowned scholar stressed the importance of all Syrian opposition working together in this defining moment to face the escalating crimes against the Syrian people.
Further, Al-Qaradawi described Bashar al-Assad as a "rat", accusing him of murdering the Syrian people with missiles and guns without a thought to Islamic or human considerations. He also criticized Hezbollah and Iran strongly, saying: "This is not Hezbollah (party of God), because it treads a path of transgression, murder and tyranny".
Addressing Syrian revolutionaries, Al-Qaradawi said: "You’re not alone. All the peoples of Egypt, Tunisia, and all the Arab peoples and the free men and women of the whole world are with you. So, unite your ranks and support one another. You are a free nation that rejects humiliation and slavery".
Meanwhile, Sheikh Al-Qaradawi called for Arab peoples to seek out the five families that spread corruption in Arab countries and looted Arab oil and billions of dollars, namely: Al-Assad, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Ali Abdullah Saleh.