While many secular (non-observant or in name only) Muslims will dismiss al-Qaradawi, his words carry far more weight internationally among Muslims leaders and institutions, than their individual voices do. For any of these secular Muslims to rise up and defy these clerics -whose teachings are validated by all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence- is not only a testament to their courage, it’s an open call for a fatwa against their lives for “offending Islam”.
NOTE: The Left are phonies, as can be seen in the lack of response by Al-Gore and his minions over the outrageous comments by Al-Qaradawi on his former station. What’s Al worried about, he’s got plenty of firepower that follows him around whereever he goes. Somehting that he would deny the average American by-the-way.
The show’s host is Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a prominent Sunni Islamic cleric.
He declared that Islam’s mandated death-penalty for apostasy has kept Islam alive since the 1400s. “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn’t exist today,” Qaradawi said on the show. […]
“Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:33 says: ‘The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle is that they should be murdered or crucified,’” Qaradawi quoted on his show.
Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera
Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam.
Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
Gore reportedly sold Current TV for $500 million and endorsed Al-Jazeera’s news programs.