Revolusjonen i Egypt krever nye offer: Brorskapets åndelige leder, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, er kastet ut av Qatar og fratatt sitt qatarske statsborgerskap. Brorskapets lokaler er stengt.

Qaradawi: how the mighty are fallen

The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, for long one of the most authoritative voices in Sunni Islam — and certainly a “radical,” who, among other things, insists Muslims must always “obey the prophet, even if he tells you to kill” — has just had his Qatari citizenship revoked and told to leave Qatar by its emir, Tamim bin Hamd bin al-Khalifa, in light of events in Egypt, specifically the overthrow of the Brotherhood and Morsi.  Qaradawi has lived in Qatar for years, as he was exiled from Egypt under Mubarak for inciting terrorism.  The emir has also ordered the closure of all Muslim Brotherhood offices in Qatar, adding “We are all Muslims [here], but we are not Muslim Brothers [i.e., of the Brotherhood].”  Here, then, is yet another blow to the Muslim Brotherhood.