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Ayatollah criticizes Qaradawi’s inflammatory remarks on Syria
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep6(20).jpgTEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, the secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, on Friday criticized the recent calls by prominent cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi for a holy war against the Syrian government. 
 
Such remarks will only aggravate the situation in Syria, Ayatollah Araki said during a conference in Tunis. 
 
According to Reuters, earlier this month, Qaradawi called for jihad in Syria after fighters from Lebanese group Hezbollah intervened to help President Bashar al-Assad.  
 
The Iranian deputy minister for Arab and foreign affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said on Wednesday that calls by Sunni Muslim clerics for a holy war against the Syrian government and its Shia allies were fuelling radicalism in the region. 
 
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