Pro-Muslim Brotherhood figure and head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Egyptians in his Friday sermon to boycott the electoral process in Egypt.
“[Mohamed] Morsy is the ruler. He has to come back and agree with his brothers and all the people and nation on what to be done,” Qaradawi said in a sermon he delivered at Omar Ibn al-Khattab Mosque in Qatar.
“Oh rulers of Egypt, I swear to God you are oppressors and unjust killers. You killed people… who did not kill anyone and did not hold a stick or even a stone,” he added.
“It is no longer the Brotherhood’s revolution. All Egypt now is revolting. Few are those who stand against the revolution and become fewer and fewer one day after another,” he claimed.
“Oppressors came to Egypt after it was a safe reassured country that chose its president freely by a simple majority,” Qaradawi said.
“People chose Mohamed Morsy, then the most unjust oppressors came and claimed that the masses called on them to take over the government and expel Morsy,” he added.
Qaradawi accused the current regime of causing the killing and injury of thousands of people, and the academic year to be halted, leading to damage and ruin.
Qaradawi has been placed on a wanted list for airport arrivals by top prosecutor Hesham Barakat last September.
He was charged with inciting the killing of protesters and Egyptian soldiers as well as inciting violence against state institutions and calling for foreign interference in Egypt, according to judicial sources.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm