Influential cleric Qaradawi condemns Egypt death sentences

Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi has condemned death sentences passed on himself, former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 105 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood group over a mass jail break in 2011. In a video statement posted on Qaradawi’s twitter account Sunday, the elderly Qatar-based cleric who is also a spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood said the rulings were “nonsense” and violated Islamic law. “These rulings have no value and cannot be implemented because they are against the rules of God, against the people’s law…no one will accept it,” Qaradawi said in the statement, which was broadcast by Al Jazeera’s Arabic news channel in Qatar.



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