Hamza Yusuf apologises for criticising the Syrian uprising

The American Muslim scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has apologised for comments he made criticising those who rebelled against Bashar Al Assad in Syria. 

A few days ago a video emerged of Shaykh Hamza speaking a few years ago about the wrong-headedness of rebelling against a ruler. He gave the examples of Iraq and Syria. Since then, supporters of the Syrian uprising have heavily criticised him for his remarks.

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