Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims

The dispute that has seen Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies isolate Qatar stems from allegations that the tiny gas-rich nation is sponsoring extremist groups which are destabilising the Middle East.

This is not the first time Qatar’s neighbours have expressed their displeasure over its individualist foreign policy – diplomatic relations were severed for nine months in 2014.

Tensions have arisen from Qatar’s support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood; its close relationship with groups such as the Taliban and certain al-Qaeda affiliates; and its relationship with Iran, which has most recently led to allegations from Saudi Arabia that the state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera is supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen fighting government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Qatar is not the only country that supports terrorism.

    This seems like a token move to me.

    • bob e

      mebbe’ sunni, shia blood lust plays a part ..

      • While overlooking Saudi Arabia?

        • bob e

          right .. the entire idea of singling out muslim countries
          on a high low scale is obsurd. Qatar has been working with Obama & Hillary to destroy the entire fertile crescent & rob the assets ..

          • Is there a long con about turning countries against one another that one is not seeing?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Based on this description, Qatar’s foreign policy is a carbon copy of Obama’s.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …huge USAF base outside Doha….a buddy, former M-P, used to guard the front entrance…

  • So what’s new?

    Muslims can’t get along with anyone. And that even includes other Muslims.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Especially other Muslims.

      • bob e

        especially everyone ..

  • bob e

    Hillary has 2 billion in Qatar banks .. Nice work eh ??