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Table 2 Top-down incitement examples: Yusuf al-Qaradawi

From: Incitement, genocide, genocidal terror, and the upstream role of indoctrination: can epidemiologic models predict and prevent?

Date Comment Context
1995 “If everyone who defends his land and dies defending his sacred symbols is considered a terrorist, then I wish to be at the forefront of the terrorists. And I pray to Allah if that is terrorism, then O Allah make me live as a terrorist, die as a terrorist, and be raised up with the terrorists.” [81] MAYA conference, Toledo, Ohio
3 Feb 2001 “He who commits suicide kills himself for his own benefit, while he who commits martyrdom sacrifices himself for the sake of his religion and his nation… He fights his enemy and the enemy of Allah with this new weapon, which destiny has put in the hands of the weak, so that they would fight against the evil of the strong and arrogant. The Mujahid becomes a ‘human bomb’ that blows up at a specific place and time, in the midst of the enemies of Allah and the homeland, leaving them helpless in the face of the brave Shahid.” [82] Al-Ahram Al-Arabi newspaper (Egypt)
25 Apr 2001 “These operations are the supreme form of jihad for the sake of Allah, and a type of terrorism that is allowed by the Shari’a.” [82] Al-Raya newspaper (Qatar)
July 2007 “I support the Palestinian cause. I support the resistance and the jihad. I support Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah. I oppose the peace that Israel and America wish to dictate. This peace is an illusion. I support martyrdom operations.” [83] Said at a conference held in his honor in Doha, Qatar
9 Jan 2009 “Take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people…do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” [84] Al Jazeera TV
12 Oct 2010 “Not one inch of the land of Islam must remain in the grasp of infidels and occupiers…We must irrigate the tree of freedom with our blood…. Arms must not be laid down—he who wants freedom must pay the price.” [85] Al Aqsa Voice radio station
8 Dec 2017 “We make mistakes when we think that compromises might bring us honest solutions. Since the Arabs began negotiating with the Zionists, they have been giving up and giving up, until they almost gave up everything... The tongue cannot resist the tongue or resist the weapon by speaking. This is impossible. There must be resistance. This nation must resist and never surrender.” [86] Tweet following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, translated by Google Translate