SHAH ALAM, 22 Dec: The move by the International Police (Interpol) to arrest Syeikh Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi, solely to follow the directions of the al-Sisi dictatorship regime in Egypt, is against the principles of democracy and is offensive towards Muslims around the world.
The Chairman of the PKR Bureau of Religious Understanding and Strengthening (BiPPA), Dr Muhammad Nur Manuty, said that Dr Yusuf al-Qardawi has contributed a lot to the Islamic world.
“Interpol should not have received instructions from the al-Sisi because its government is unjust,” he stressed in a media statement.
According to him, Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi in the history of his life has been an intellectual and a renowned preacher who is very committed to the thoughts of moderation and always fosters good relations between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Hence, he said that he urges the Malaysian Government to immediately take decisive initiative with a number of governments in the Islamic world to ask the al-Sisi regime to withdraw the move of listing al-Qaradawi as a terrorist and to not hand him over to Interpol.
“Furthermore, the OIC, as an important player in the Islamic world, should act with other NGOs around the world, find the best solution to save Syeikh al-Qaradawi from persecution and humiliation,” he said.