Cleric hits back at uninformed critics

The Muslim cleric at the centre of a storm over comments attributed to him on homosexuality and wife-beating hit back yesterday, and claimed that coverage of his comments was “totally inaccurate and unfair”. Speaking exclusively to the Guardian, Yusuf al-Qaradawi said he could not fathom the purpose behind the “misleading” stories in some newspapers last week.

Faisal al Yafai speaks to Dr al-Qaradawi.

Guardian, 12 July 2004