EGYPTIAN CLERIC REVERED BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DIES AT 96

Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric seen as the spiritual leader of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, has died at the age of 96, according to his official website

 

He died on Monday in the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, where he had been living in exile following the military’s overthrow of a Muslim Brotherhood-led government in Egypt in 2013.

 

Mr al-Qaradawi had been tried and sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt.

 

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon