Libya: Qaradawi Issues Gaddafi Fatwa

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

As the carnage and horror coming out of Libya continues to dominate our timelines, top Muslim cleric Youssef Al Qaradawi issued a fatwa (religious edict) calling for anyone who can pull the trigger, to kill Colonel Muammar Qaddafi and end the suffering of Libyans.

Meanwhile, both Egypt and Tunisia, which have had popular uprisings which have toppled Hosni Mubarak and Zein El Abdideen Ben Ali respectively, and which also flank Libya, have opened their borders for humanitarian relief to reach Libyans, under attack from the Gaddafi regime.

Following some of the reactions from Twitter:

@sultanalqassemi: Al Qaradawi: I am issuing a Fatwa now to kill Gaddafi. To any army soldier, to any man who can pull the trigger & kill this man to do so.

@sultanalqassemi: Qaradawi praying live on Al Jazeera for the end of Gaddafi.

@acarvin: Let's say another government decided to intervene. What would they do to help? Get intel on Gaddafi's location and send a drone his way?

@ShahiraElKady: Can we donate blood for Libya? And send it across tomorrow by ambulances ? #Libya #Egypt #Jan25 Lets dooo that pleaaasee

@habibahamid: They don't know their own ambassadors are urging intervention. They don't shoot out of patriotism.But they must be told they've already lost

@litfreak: I've never prayed for anyone's death before but, at this point, I want one of Gaddafi's men to off him and end this massacre.

@ceoDanya: 100 percent confirmed reports from someone on the ground working for a Oil services firm that there are oil rigs burning in Libya #OILPRICES

@hellodrama666: The photos of dead protest that aljazeera show was horrible, it's absolutely a blood bath there, Allah protect them all #Libya #Feb17

@libya_16: The streets of Feshloom are paved with blood right now, it's a massacre – confirmed via phone – telephone lines up in #Libya

@tololy: Egypt and Tunisia open borders with #Libya to let aid and supplies in.

@OnlyOneLibya: Reports that the Egyptian army is finally allowing medical aid through the Libyan Egyptian border. #Egypt #Libya #Tripoli

@Ara2fat: @JustAmira Egyptian aid convoys moving towards #Libya. Egyptian tribes sent aid to Libya. Also many Egyptian doctors went to Libya.

@Ramadhan2015: Dictator of #Libya, #Muammar Gaddafi kills Libyan pilots that refuse to bomb protesters and replaces them with African mercenaries #feb17

@BaghdadBrian: Plenty of video and audio content coming out at please check it out! #Libya @AliveIn

@knitmeapony: I can't read more. I can't watch more. They're killing doctors and stealing blood supplies. Shooting children. Bombing civilians. #Libya

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

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