Thursday, March 29, 2012

The 'global mufti' Sarkozy barred from entering France

Millions of fans around the world follow his teachings and edicts on television and the Internet. But following the Toulouse attacks, controversial Egypt-born cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been banned from entering France.

In the aftermath of this month’s Toulouse attacks, when the al-Qaeda-inspired French gunman Mohamed Merah killed seven people, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that the Egyptian-born cleric would be barred from entering France.

Qaradawi had been invited to attend the 29th Annual Meeting of the Muslims of France, to be held 6-9 April in the Parisian suburb of Le Bourget.

Read more: France24


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