Top Muslim preacher urges Sunnis to join Syria war

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Egyptian Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi addresses Muslims at Al-Azhar mosque during the weekly Friday prayer in Cairo on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS


Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called on Sunni Muslims to join the rebels fighting the Syrian regime, as he lashed out at Shiite group Hezbollah for sending its men to fight the mostly-Sunni insurgents in Syria.

Hezbollah, a close ally of Iran and the Syrian regime, is openly engaged in the fight against the rebels in Syria.

“It seems that the clerics of Saudi Arabia were more mature than me,” Qaradawi said.

But the cleric insisted that his call to fight Hezbollah is “not against all Shiites”.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Jun-01/219127-top-muslim-cleric-urges-sunnis-to-join-syria-war.ashx#ixzz2V2W5diPi
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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