Major difference between Qataris and the ‘Qatarized’

The message behind boycotting Qatar was clear. Qatari people are brothers to us and represent an authentic extension to the Gulf region. The main problem is with the hostile practices and the support of terrorist organizations that threaten not only the Gulf but also large regions extending from the Gulf to Egypt, Libya and others.

However, there are those who seek to distort the truth and indulge in misleading interpretations. They turn the boycott into a siege that seeks starvation of Qataris; some have even said that Qatar will be swamped first and other countries will follow.

The misleading attempts and lies of these persons and platforms, seeking to create a gap between the Gulf and Arab people, are expected. To set things straight, there is a big difference between the Qatari neighbor, brother and relative, and the “Qatarized” people trying to act or speak like Qataris but have nothing to do with the Qatari people. Such people are the cause of all these crises.

But what do we mean by Qatarized persons?

Readers might think that we mean someone who recently got Qatari nationality. This is not true at all. Moving from one place to another and acquiring citizenship enriches, diversifies and adds to cultures. The obvious condition for this is that these persons would constitute an addition and affluence to their new country. This is what Gulf and Arab countries have done, as we have seen thinkers, politicians, clerics, players and artists moving and acquiring new nationalities, revitalizing and injecting new spirit into these new countries.

Qatar is no exception. Among the important figures is the former Mufti of Qatar, Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, who came from the desert of Najd, where he was known for his wide knowledge and enlightened views, such as his rejection of the idea of the Mahdi and his expected return and considered it as a mere illusion and deceit.

If we want to understand the “Qatarized” persons more clearly, we only have to know the names of the 59 terrorists who figure in the statement issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Subversive characters

However, due to the Qatari policies in the last 2 decades, this positive phenomenon has disappeared and we are witnessing what is known as the “Qatarized” persons. Subversive characters that not only harm their new country but the neighboring countries as well.

The most prominent example of the Qatarizing phenomenon is Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who was inciting sedition, allowed politicized speeches that aim to ignite chaos in Arab countries, most notably in Egypt that suffered from his hostile activities and toxic ideas.

Can a Qatari person who wants to live in peace and brotherhood within his country do such practices that target the security of his brothers’ countries in the Gulf? Of course not. Can it be done by Qatarized persons? Of course, and we have witnessed several such examples.

We have for example a “revolutionized” Saudi academic who renounced his nationality and got Qatarized. He did not stop attacking and provoking against Saudi Arabia. The same thing happened with lot of Egyptians. They live extravagantly in hotels in Doha and at the same time, they launch violent media campaigns to overthrow the Egyptian government and disperse Egyptian people.

If we want to understand the “Qatarized” persons more clearly, we only have to know the names of the 59 terrorists who figure in the statement issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

They are persons who have nothing to do with Qatari people (even if some of them are originally Qataris); they are not patriots but rather mere names that master the art of propagating violence, terrorism and beheading culture. They have one sole goal: to destroy countries and pave the way for extremist organizations to spread, control and expand their political influence in Doha.

Institutions and media platforms

Such people are not only limited to persons as they include intellectual institutions and media platforms, which constitute a matching discourse with the same hostile aims. Some of them want to mislead us, referring to the modern form of universities in Doha and the bright academic names and think tanks, but all of them are serving the same project that was set by the political leadership and expressed through secret deals and leaked recordings.

The “Qatarizing” phenomenon attracts all individuals, groups and ideas that target many countries but exclude Qatar, the “oasis of democracy”, from their extremist ideology adopted by terrorists or revolutionaries.

A general subversive mood combines a terrorist from Kuwait and an intellectual from Palestine. Even if some of them were not quite sure about this, there won’t be any problem because they have one goal, even if the means are different.

This phenomenon did not emerge by chance: the Qatari political leadership created and promoted it with money and media campaigns in many languages, through many sites and platforms hidden under various slogans that promote terrorism, chaos and bloodshed.

This is why the four countries, which have long been patient, have finally taken the necessary steps to exterminate this phenomenon once and for all. By doing so, they make a great favor to Qatari citizens first, even if “Qatarized” cheaters tried to offer cheap propaganda.

This article is also available in Arabic.
Mamdouh AlMuhaini is the Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya News Channel’s digital platforms. He can be followed on Twitter @malmhuain.

Last Update: Monday, 12 June 2017 KSA 12:24 - GMT 09:24
Disclaimer: Views expressed by writers in this section are their own and do not reflect Al Arabiya English's point-of-view.

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