Those in control of the Qatari media succeeded in isolating the Qatari people from their Gulf surrounding and left them talking to themselves. Qatari media outlets had not found any echo outside their Qatari environment. Al-Jazeera itself horribly failed at marketing the Qatari stance outside Doha. Qatar is not in harmony with its Gulf surrounding, and the upcoming Gulf Summit is an appropriate opportunity for the Gulf media to confirm to everyone and to the Qatari people that Gulf countries hold on to them and to the Gulf Cooperation Council. However, most likely Kuwait will apologize and not host the summit.
Whether the summit is postponed until next year or Saudi Arabia hosts it, we must confirm to everyone that the GCC stands and we’re the most concerned about it. We must assert that our rejection of the Qatari regime’s presence is to confirm that the principles which the six countries agree on are the principles which must be adhered to as if they’re lost, the council is lost and if a member country violates them, it must be deterred so the council remains coherent.
It’s a chance for the Gulf media to remind of the principles on which the GCC was established in the 1970’s. These principles were based on the beliefs of the six countries’ leaders and people, and they confirm that what threatens us is one and that our fate is one. The 13 demands currently asked of Qatar aim to root out terrorism. Qatar became a state member threatening the council’s countries after it tampered with their security and stability and supported unrest in them.
The Gulf summit’s timing is a chance to address the Qatari people who have been recently talking to themselves and who have been dragged away from the source of the problem by their media outlets.Sawsan Al Shaer