Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and part owner of the website www.IslamOnline.net
Makes weekly appearance on the religious phone-in programme Al-Shariaa wa Al-Haya (Islamic Law and Life) on Al-Jazeera television
Written extensively on Islam and is regarded as a respected scholar
Former Dean of the Islamic Department at the Faculties of Shariah and Education in Qatar
Served as Chairman of the Islamic Scientific Councils of Algerian Universities and Institutions
Lives and works in the Gulf State Qatar since 1963 where he now heads an Islamic research center
Is known for his controversial stance supporting suicide bombings by Palestinian militants against Israeli civilian targets, but has made statements against suicide bombings against targets outside of Israel and against targets from the "West"
Worked in the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments
Former involvement with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood resulted in his imprisonment in Egypt four times
PhD, Islamic Theology, school unknown
BA, Islamic Theology, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, 1953
Born in a small village in the Nile Delta, Saft Turab, Egypt, 1926