Qatar and the western media

Mashari Althaydi
Mashari Althaydi
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Readers may have followed up or participated in a discussion about Qatar’s problem or Qatar’s policies. We must note though that the Qatari people and state, ever since it was founded by Sheikh Jassim, are something else other than the policies of Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his aide Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber.

Media outlets that serve Qatar’s policies, whether direct or indirect, Arab or non-Arab, Muslim or non-Muslim, are working at their maximum capacity in this war of media mobilization to distract people from the essence of the problem. A wide category of supporters that includes Brotherhood and Khomeini supporters and leftists have been aiding these media outlets not out of their love for Doha but out of their hatred for Riyadh, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and Manama.

The essence of the problem with Qatar and its policies is due to Doha’s actual contribution to funding terrorism and extremism and upsetting the security situation and social harmony in other countries – not only in the four countries, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt but also in Libya, Yemen and other countries.

Doha has been the center funding and providing media support to all the chaos happening in our countries for almost two decades. The Khomeini Iran has an army of terrorism and sectarian incitement. The Brotherhood which uses the name or legitimacy of the state of Qatar is in fact loyal to Khomeini.

Some Brotherhood stars have been famous for this love for Khomeini, such as Tunisian politician Rached Ghannouchi, Egyptian figure Kamal El Helbawy and a bunch of Palestinian politicians who support the Brotherhood such as Ramadan Shalah, Fathi Shaqaqi and Mahmoud al-Zahar or media activists such as the British-Palestinian academic Azzam Tamimi, who is the star of brotherly dialogues with symbols of religious and political incitement, such as Sa'ad Al-Faqih and Mohammad al-Massari, particularly against Saudi Arabia.

Summing up the problem with Qatar with nonsense such as air routes and Doha’s ability to impose its flights on everyone despite other countries’ sovereignty or summing it up in the idea that the four boycotting countries want to silence freedom of speech – and what freedom of speech – by closing Al-Jazeera channel reflects the Qatari Brotherhood propaganda machine’s hard work to confuse the matter.

I agree with statements that it was not important to list this demand pertaining to Al-Jazeera in this form. It was enough to state “obligating Qatar’s media not to promote terrorist and propagandist content of terrorist and sectarian groups.” Practically this means cancelling Al-Jazeera and other Qatari networks.

However is it fair or logical to annul all other demands under the pretext that the western media (which loves Saudi Arabia and Egypt!) was upset of this demand to close Al-Jazeera? The western media no longer cares about other things!

People have confused us! They demand Arabs and Muslims and Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which are prominent Muslim nations, to be serious in combating terrorism and fighting those who fund it and encourage it via media outlets. So why are this angry that the four anti-terror countries are doing so?

One last question: Has the media of the four countries failed to reflect this clear picture to the western audience and others?

I will answer this later.

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