Egypt TV cleric in Qatar urges referendum boycott

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A famous pro-Muslim Brotherhood TV cleric based in Qatar has issued a fatwa saying it is forbidden to vote in Egypt’s constitutional referendum.Egyptian cleric Youssef el-Qaradawi issued the opinion Tuesday, a day before Egyptians abroad are set to vote on the draft charter. Voting in Egypt is scheduled to start Jan. 14.A prior constitution approved under former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was suspended after the military removed him from power following mass protests. Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology El-Qaradawi says Morsi’s ouster was a military coup and that any act that gives the new government legitimacy, including voting in the referendum, is forbidden by religion.Over the weekend, Egyptian officials summoned Qatar’s ambassador to Cairo to express concerns about the Gulf state’s criticism of Egypt’s decision to designate the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more