Qaradawi and rape victims

“I abhor the views of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi … but I’m not happy with what the London Telegraph did to him this morning. It attributed to Qaradawi an accusatory view of rape victims: ‘To be absolved from guilt, the raped woman must have shown some sort of good conduct.’ These words actually belong to someone else, a consultant to the website Islamonline. Even if Qaradawi is ostensible head of the committee that oversees this website, a Muslim jurist can only be deemed responsible for his own fatwas…. Today’s Telegraph article establishes nothing.”

Even anti-Qaradawi commentator Martin Kramer baulks at false accusations against Dr al-Qaradawi in the Daily Telegraph. See ‘Qaradawi non-quote’, 11 July 2004,  in Kramer’s Sandbox blog.

Kramer was responding to an article in the Telegraph, 11 July 2004

But the false accusation originated in an OutRage! press release, 10 July 2004