Qatar hosts Indian extremist who called for attack on Saudi Arabia

Indian preacher Sulaiman al-Nadawi was pictured at prominent Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi’s office. (Supplied)

Qatar has opened its doors to extremist Indian preacher Sulaiman al-Nadawi who was pictured at prominent Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi’s office on Sunday.

Doha still welcomed Nadawi after the Oman expelled him for provocative remarks against Gulf states, in which he expressed that he loathed their governments, among other remarks, at the college of Sharia Sciences in the Sultanate.

Attack on Saudi Arabia

During his speech, Nadawi called for an attack on Saudi Arabia and some other Islamic countries, while questioning the Arab quartet’s decision on boycotting Qatar saying: “The State of Qatar has been turned against on, just because it is home to Hamas, Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Meanwhile, the Omani Foreign Ministry immediately took action to clear itself from Nadawi’s claims saying: “The Omani Ministry of Foreign affairs would like to express its condemnation of the speech delivered by Sulaiman bin Taher al-Husseini al-Nadawi, an Indian national, at the College of Shariah Sciences.”

“The speech was delivered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. It strayed from the lecture’s context in a manner inconsistent with the principles, approaches, and policies of the Sultanate,” continued the ministry.

“As such, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that the concerned authorities in the Sultanate of Oman have taken action on the matter and asked him to leave the country,” the ministry added.

Different opinion

But the hosting college had a different view to the ministry.

In a Twitter post, the college said: “The College of Sharia Sciences wishes to note that it has become used to welcoming preachers, scholars, thinkers and researchers from different backgrounds, like any academic institution.”

“Thus, the college asserts that the views and opinions expressed by those guests are their own, and not necessarily the views of the college,” they added.

On his end, Saudi Arabia’s delegate to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Maalami, thanked the Sultanate through twitter on Sunday for its decisive action towards those who insulted the kingdom during a lecture at an Omani university.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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