In his sermon last Friday, Qaradawi called on all Arabs and Muslims to be "fighters and mujahadeen" and exhorted them not to accept the "humiliation and disgrace" of Israel's existence.
Qaradawi said that the Muslims will be victorious and that the Israelis will have to go back to "the lands they came from."
Qaradawi also stated that Jews support Israel and thus it is necessary for Muslims to support the destruction of Israel.
So what, you may ask? Why does it matter what yet another extremist Islamist cleric is saying to fellow Muslims? Well it does matter because Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the Islamist preacher who Ken Livingstone has embraced and called a moderate voice. Someone who believes or even just says that is fit to be London Mayor, let's make sure that Ken Livingstone is given the free time to associate will all the Islamist extremists and supporters of terrorism that he wants.
It was only as recently as March that we had the news of Ken Livingstone reaffirming his stand to invite and embrace, when London mayor in 2004, the Islamist cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who condoned suicide bombing against Israeli target. Here are some more incendiary remarks made by Ken Livingstone's moderate embracee:
"Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the (Jews) people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers."
In 2005 defending bombings against Israeli civilians, al-Qaradawi said on BBC's Newsnight that:"An Israeli woman is not like women in our societies, because she is a soldier."
I have also read that Ken Livingstone's embracee also considers pregnant women and their unborn babies to be valid targets on the ground that the babies could grow up to join the Israeli Army.