Despite the comfort I felt when I went through the results of the poll because of ranking professor Chomsky on the top of the list, it sounds rather weird to have yousuf alqaradawi on the same list. Why? Because the majority of the listed intellectuals exerted all the efforts to stand up for criticizing repugnant regimes policies and hegemony every where, fight for human rights everywhere, and support the spirit of resistance for better lives while Mr. Alqaradawi and Mr. Ali al Sistani, spent the whole 2004 in pronouncing their command to the public about participating in Iraqi voting (and for those who fails to vote will be burned in, as if Mr. Sistani is the holy guardian) or to kill all the Americans in Iraq including civilians( because for Mr. Alqaradawi the distinction between military and citizen has vanished) and when they are faced with tremendous censure, they put the blame on the media which "miss-quoted" them. We never heard from both of them, not even once that they censured any of the dictator regimes, never made a speech on how people in other parts of the word are suffering from hegemony and imperialism. What are the books, which really indicate their intellectuality?
Thank you once again, yippy yo yippy yay. Keep them coming.