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Suicide Bombing Supporter Al- Qaradawi To Visit Gaza With Delegation from International Union Of Muslim Scholars

April 29, 2013

Islamist Sheikh al-Qaradawi to Visit Gaza reports influential Islamist cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who supported suicide bombings against Israeli civilians in the past, said he will lead a delegation of clerics next week on a support visit to Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Qaradawi, an Egyptian who is also a citizen of Qatar and close to the Muslim Brotherhood, will travel to Gaza on May 8, says, along with a delegation of the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, he told Al-Arab daily.

The aim of the three-day trip to the Palestinian territory is to "support its people and participate in lifting the blockade against them," he said. adds, Qaradawi said it also "sends a message to its people that stresses that we support their steadfastness and stand by them."

The PA have said they would prefer Qaradawi avoid the visit, which would advocate and legitimize Hamas control of Gaza

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Members of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Yusuf Qaradawi President of IUMS
Sheikh Prof. Al-Shaikh Al-Mahfoudh bin Bayyah Vice President of the Union/IUMS Vice President
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalili Vice President of the Union/IUMS Vice President
Sheikh Ayatollah Mohammad Wa`izzada Vice President of the Union/IUMS Vice President
Prof. Ali Mohyi Al-Din Al-Qaradaghi Secretary General of the UNION/ IUMS Secretary General
Prof. Salman Fahd Al-Awdah Assistant Secretary General for Media Affairs
Prof. Issam Ahmed Al-Bashir Assistant Secretary General for Foreign Affairs and Civil Society
Sheikh Rashid Al-Ghannoushi Assistant Secretary General for Issues and Minority Affairs
Prof. Khaled Mathkour Abdullah Al-Mathkour Head of the Endowment and Investment Committee
Sheikh Salem Abdel-Salam Al-Shaykhi Head of the Planning and Development Committee
Prof. Fatima Omar Naseef Head of the Family Affairs Committee
Prof. Abdul-Majeed Al-Najjar Head of the Committee for Authorship, Translation, Publishing and Research
Sheikh Ahmed Al-Omari Head of the Al-Quds and Palestine Committee
Prof. Hareth Al-Dari
Prof. Jamal Badawi
Prof. Hamdi Arslan
Prof. Zaynab Mostapha Abdel-Aziz
Sheikh Abdul-Ghafar Aziz
Sheikh Safwat Hamouda Hegazi
Prof. Abdul-Wahab Al-Dailami
Prof. Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa
Prof. Safwat Mustafa Halilovic
Prof. Salah Al-Din Abdel-Halim Sultan
Prof. Ali Al-Salabi
Fahmi Huwaidi
Prof. Mohamed Othman Saleh Mohamed
Prof. Muhammad Hidayat Nur Wahid
Prof. Mohamed Haytham Al-Khayat
Prof. Marwan Mohammad Ayesh Abu Ras
Prof. Ahmed Al-Raysouni
Munir Shafiq
Sheikh Ihsan Hendrix
Prof. Naziha Marij
Sheikh Abdel-Rahman Mohamed Bayrani

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