The scholar was the main religious reference for Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has died at the age of 96. The scholar had been battling deteriorating health…
The International Union of Muslim Scholars has issued a statement calling for Muslim nations "to submit a global law draft criminalizing defamation of religions and the prophets and the holy sites of all."
On Friday, Interpol published a notice on behalf on Egyptian authorities accusing the 88-year-old of having a hand in a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, among other crimes.
Qatar will likely not silence Al Qaradawi anytime soon, much to the UAE's dismay, says analyst Michael Stephens. But the country could still move to manage the garrulous scholar, whose remarks are upsetting regional neighbors.
The summoning of Qatar's chargé d'affaires comes at a time when GCC nations are also pressuring Doha to distance itself from the scholar, who has been criticizing those in support of Egypt's new government.