Supporters of Egypt's military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi burn a Qatari national flag during a demonstration outside the Qatari embassy in Cairo on November 30, 2013. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD KHALED
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Egypt's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned Qatar's charge d'affaires to demand the extradition of Youssef al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Sunni Muslim clerics in the Middle East.Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the diplomat had been told Egypt wanted Qatar to extradite critics of Cairo's army-backed government, including the Egyptian-born cleric who supports the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. Since then, Egypt has pursued a wide crackdown against Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist group.Egypt accuses Qatar and its television channel Al Jazeera of backing the Muslim Brotherhood.During Mursi's year in office, Qatar lent or gave Egypt $7.5 billion.
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