Saudi artist Talal Salamah said he will not take a residential unit offered to him by Qatar, saying that he does not need it.
This stance shows the extent of Qatar’s infiltration of soft power in Saudi Arabia.
Qatar’s infiltration is not limited to preachers as it also includes popular artists.
Doha seeks to influence artists and exploit athletes to serve bigger purposes which is imperial expansion, until it controls countries like Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.
The dream seems funny but this is the truth. This is what the hidden scheme is about.
The hideous conspiracy to assassinate King Abdullah showed the Saudis the power of patience which the Saudi kingdom had enjoyed. Some talk about “harmony,” “peace” and “compassion.”
This is the how the situation is between the Saudi and the Qatari people.
However, in terms of the regime, the only solution is to alter the political behavior, respect laws and states’ sovereignty and be disciplined within the context of international charters.
After there was a conspiracy to kill a King, someone talks about a ‘fitna’ (strife)!
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Turki Aldakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.