Egypt Arrests Qatar-based Islamic Scholar Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s Daughter, Son-in-Law

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Youssef al-Qaradawi (R), Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, speaks in Doha on June 23, 2014. Qaradawi is spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and is considered close to Qatar’s ruling family. Reuters file

Qaradawi is the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and close to Qatar’s ruling family

Associated Press

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested the daughter and son-in-law of the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, who is in exile in Qatar.

A statement from the prosecutor says Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s daughter Ola and her husband, Hossam Khalaf, were arrested in a Mediterranean coastal resort on Sunday over allegations of membership in a terrorist organization.

On Monday, they were ordered detained for 15 days pending investigation.

Egypt branded the Brotherhood a “terrorist organization.”

Al-Qaradawi was sentenced to death in absentia. He is on a sanctions list by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. — AP

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