Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Hall of Infamy: Ken Livingstone

August 9, 2010

"We may disagree with him about suicide bombers in Israel.”


Qaradawi predicts a Muslim apocalypse

By Leon Symons, May 30, 2008

The unexpurgated views of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi about Israel, Jews, Zionism and Palestine have been revealed for the first time in an English translation of a book he wrote in Arabic four years ago.

In a compilation of 14 rulings on various aspects of the Middle East conflict called Fatawa on Palestine, or “Rulings on Palestine”, the Islamic scholar feted by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone predicts an apocalyptic final battle between all Jews and all Muslims that would presage the day of judgement.

Mr Qaradawi believes that:


Ken was ‘hit by Jewish rows’

By Simon Rocker, May 9, 2008

Livingstone’s deputy admits Qaradawi and Finegold affairs ‘damaged’ him

Nicky Gavron, the outgoing deputy mayor of London, acknowledged this week that the Qaradawi and Finegold incidents had cost Ken Livingstone Jewish votes.

Ms Gavron, the only Jewish politician on the London Assembly, noted that the mayor had eventually apologised over comparing Jewish journalist Oliver Finegold to a concentration-camp guard.


I’m the victim of smear campaigns, says mayor

By Simon Rocker, April 25, 2008

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, believes that he was the victim of orchestrated campaigns over incidents that have produced outrage within the Jewish community during his recent term of office.

Speaking to the JC ahead of next Thursday’s Mayoral election, the capital’s Labour’s leader criticised reaction to his welcome of the Islamic cleric Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi in 2004 and his comparison of a Jewish journalist to a concentration-camp guard.