Islamist group criticizes Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric

December 15, 2014 11:42 AM

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Islamist group criticizes Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric

DOHA (Reuters) - A group of Islamist scholars criticized Egypt on Monday for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric whose outspoken support for the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to a diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states.

Interpol this month issued a Red Notice alert for Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi in connection with several alleged offences including murder, arson, vandalism and theft. It said it was acting at the behest of Egyptian authorities.

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