Saturday, April 22, 2017
Emir of Qatar reprimands Muslim Brotherhood's leaders in Doha for their 'failures' in Egypt.
Emir of Qatar reprimands Muslim Brotherhood's leaders in Doha for their 'failures' in Egypt.(Albawaba).
Doha - Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met, on Wednesday, with a delegation of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Doha to review the group’s activities in Egypt, according to Al Manar Palestinian newspaper.
The meeting was attended by head of the Qatari Intelligence Agency and the Emir’s adviser who is responsible for communication with the Brotherhood.
Qatari sources said that the Emir has criticized the Brotherhood for their frequent failures in Egypt, threatening to stop financing the group unless they escalated their operations. The source revealed that Qatar finances terrorist cells in Egypt, mostly from the Brotherhood, and that Tamim was not satisfied with the group’s recent operations.
They pointed out that the Brotherhood cells in Libya and Sudan can no longer smuggle neither weapons nor ammunition into Egyptian territory, due to the strict security measures imposed by the Egyptian army on the borders with the two countries.
They added that Qatar cooperates with regional allies in attracting terrorist elements from the gangs of the Nusra Front, affiliated to Al-Qaeda, and the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, so as to send them to the Egyptian territory.
The Egyptian judiciary has banned the Brotherhood and ordered the freezing of the group's assets in September 2013, following the overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.