Qaradawy urges Turks to vote for Erdogan

Fatwa, posted 8.19.2014, from Turkey, in:
Qaradawy urges Turks to vote for Erdogan

Summary: Qatar-based cleric Yusef Al-Qaradawi, called for the Turkish people to support Recip Erdogan’s presidential bid. Qaradawi also noted in a statement to the Turkish people that “Turkey led the Islamic world for a long time and was the caliphate state that protected the houses of Islam against its enemies and upheld God’s religion and His laws,” adding that voting in the election is religious duty. He continued to describe Erdogan as a virtuous man and the right one to guard the country's democracy.