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Egyptian on terror list says those boycotting Qatar are ‘allied with crusaders’

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Egyptian fugitive Wagdy Ghoneim, who is on the Qatar-linked terror list and who had fled to Qatar, slammed Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates and described them as “demons.”

In response to these countries’ decision to cut ties with Qatar and to their list of designated individuals and entities whom Qatar supports or harbors, he said via a YouTube video that these four countries are hostile to Islam and support “crusaders and infidels.”

Ghoneim also defended Qatar and its policy and voiced gratitude that Doha protected him and others.

He added that those who accuse him of terrorism were “God’s enemies,” and mocked Gulf countries’ support of Egypt and President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Muslim Brotherhood member

Ghoneim’s relation with Qatar began after he was expelled from Bahrain and Britain due to his takfiri fatwas (religious edicts).
Since he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, he headed to Qatar in 2013.

An Egyptian security source told Al-Arabiya.net that Ghoneim dealt with Qatari institutions which supported and funded terrorists under the pretext of aid, adding that Ghoneim and his family lived in a villa in Doha where he nominated the terrorist entities and groups which could receive financial support from Qatar.

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Following GCC pressures on Doha in 2014, the latter had to send Ghoneim away, so he went to live in Turkey.

Doha pledged to fund him while he continued to pick and choose the entities and individuals who receive Qatari financial support.