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How Tunisia’s Marzouki defended Qatar

A complex network is currently active in the media, which is defending the Qatari propaganda and attacking its rivals. It is not just a regional or a local network but a global one and it is mainly due to what the Qatari policy has represented since 1995.

The Brotherhood’s defense of this Qatari propaganda across the world was expected. The stance of leftist movements was also expected as Qatar has since 1995 presented itself as a supporter of revolution, freedoms and rebellions. Whatever is meant to happen will occur.

The season of “chaos”, called the Arab Spring, from 2010 until 2014 was a unique opportunity to expose masks and show the dangerous contradictions.

For example in Egypt we saw liberal Ayman Habib, Nasserist Hamdeen Sabahi and leftist Khaled Ali as part of the Brotherhood revolution. Habib was, and still is, the friendliest with the Brotherhood and countries in support of them, i.e. Qatar and Turkey.

The Brotherhood’s defense of this Qatari propaganda across the world was expected. The stance of leftist movements was also expected as Qatar has since 1995 presented itself as a supporter of revolution, freedoms and rebellions

Mashari Althaydi

In Tunisia, human rights activist and Dr Moncef Marzouki was a perfect model for the Brotherhood to join the leftist activists who raised the slogan “the revolution continues.”

Marzouki became Tunisia’s president from 2011 until 2014 by allying with the Brotherhood Ennahda Movement. He’s now employing his sharp rhetoric to attack the rivals of the alleged Arab Spring.

Few days ago, while defending Qatar and Turkey, Marzouki revealed in an interview the Qatari daily al-Sharq that “Qatar’s siege is the last arrow in the pocket of regimes which Doha has been trying to diminish their roles for years and to prevent them from carrying out political roles it cannot control.”

Wild accusations

Marzouki made several accusations as planned by the Brotherhood propaganda machine. He accused the UAE and Saudi Arabia of toppling people’s revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen – notice how he mentions Yemen – and said the aim of punishing Qatar and of the coup attempt in Turkey was “to dry out the sources” from which the Arab chaos flowed.

He also clearly stated: “Frankly, if this operations room controls these two sources, Arab revolutions will not exist.” Marzouki who is venerable revolutionary and a stubborn ally of the Brotherhood made a frank confession about what Qatar and Turkey represent to them.

He made these statements within the context of praise but he actually clearly acknowledged the destructive plans, which were schemed for Arab countries during the past years!

Who defends you? How does he defend you? What does he defend you with? The answers to these questions are what help you thoroughly look at the details of the bigger picture.

This article is also available in Arabic.
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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 KSA 12:43 - GMT 09:43
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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