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Top Islamic cleric calls on Obama administration to 'wage jihad for Allah'

Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an Egyptian Islamic scholar associated with the Muslim Brotherhood
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A top Islamic cleric, Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is seen in a video calling on the U.S., ie...the Obama administration, to wage jihad for Allah in Syria. This video is currently making its rounds on Arabic media and Facebook.

Qaradawi is said to be one of the most influential Islamic clerics in the world. He is considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has written over 100 books on Muslim doctrine.

He is also the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. In the video supposedly he thanks the U.S. for supporting the "freedom fighters" in Syria, he added that "Allah willing, your aid will increase."

In the video Qaradawi works himself into a fury because the U.S. is only providing arms to the jihadis and not directly intervening. He declares in frustration:

We want America to take a manly stand-a stand for Allah.

In other words, he's calling on the U.S. to strike Syria's Bashar Assad's government. Raymond Ibrahim wrote an op-ed for the Christian Post that Qaradawi is calling it a "a stand for Allah." He's basically calling on the U.S. to fight "in the cause of Allah."

Sheikh Qaradawi is allegedly one of the greatest minds of Islam and a strong supporter of jihad. He has issued fatwas in the past with orders to kill and destroy infidels. It would seem he's become so brazen in his calls for jihad that he's openly calling for the U.S., ie...the Obama administration, to wage jihad against his Muslim "brothers."

In the op-ed Ibrahim said: "But there is a more pertinent observation, from an American perspective. By openly asking U.S. leadership to wage jihad in the cause of Allah, is Qaradawi, as many in the Mideast are saying, losing his mind in desperation, or could it be that he unwittingly let out a "Freudian slip?"

The whole world could say the current administration seems to be working with the "global Islamist movement" in taking a "stand for Allah." Our nation has been going throughout the Middle East in the name of liberating countries. The U.S. has "liberated" Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and sent aid to Syria.

It's widely known that all the nations where the U.S. has intervened have become more radical and hostile to non-Muslims. Clare Lopez of the Galestone Institute summarized that the U.S. seems to be taking its que from Qaradawi. She said:

"The current administration consistently and repeatedly appeared to respond eagerly to the calls for revolution from the Muslim Brotherhood's senior Islamic scholar, Yousef al-Qaradawi. When al-Qaradawi said that Mubarak had to go, the U.S. waited a whole three days before throwing America's key ally in the Middle East for over three decades under the bus.

When al-Qaradawi called for Libyan rebels to kill Muammar Qaddafi (so the al-Qa'eda jihadis in his jails could get out and join the revolution), the U.S. led the Western military campaign that brought al-Qa'eda, the MB, and chaos to Libya."

Lopez continued with her summarization saying, "And when al-Qaradawi issued a call for jihad in Syria, in early June 2013, the U.S. quickly issued an invitation to Abdullah bin Bayyah (al-Qaradawi's vice president at the International Union of Muslim Scholars), who told an Al-Jazeera reporter that, "We demand Washington take a greater role in [Syria]."

It took the U.S. less than one week after al-Qaradawi's fatwa to announce authorization of stepped-up military aid to the al-Qa'eda-and-Brotherhood-dominated Syrian rebels. The White House announcement came just a single day after bin Bayyah met with National Security and other senior administration officials."

Is the U.S. actually working "in the cause of Allah?" This would seem to be the case as Secretary of Sate John Kerry announced on Jan. 15. The U.S. will be sending another $380 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria. This brings the total of aid rendered to the war-torn area to $1.7 billion.

The money will supposedly bring relief to refugees in Syria. The nations involved in the conference, that took place in Kuwait, have pledged more than $1.37 billion.

The U.S. has not only given Syrian rebels, of which 30,000 are said to be linked to al-Qaeda, humanitarian aid but also supplied them with arms. The decision to supply military aid to the rebels came last June on the heels of allegations Assad's government used Sarin gas against his people.

Fox News reports: "that NAIT is being funded by 34 different government programs and receives subsidies for its two “agricultural” lands that are not being used for agricultural purposes. The report quotes an expert as assessing that NAIT’s activity in this regard is “probably legal,” as shocking as it seems."

NAIT has been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front by the FBI in the 1980s. Declassified FBI memo-documents state, that NAIT is “under the direction and control of the IKHWAN [Muslim Brotherhood] in the United States has as its ultimate goal political control of all non-Islamic governments in the world.”

The alleged source cited in the FBI documents came from someone inside the American MB.

The aforementioned examples are only a couple of the current administration giving aid, that undoubtedly will end up in the hands of radicals and not those who actually need it.

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