Qatar steps back into line 16-09-2014
Gulf black sheep Qatar steps back into line on Brotherhood
'High-profile Saudi diplomacy targeting Qatar' is seen as playing a major role in forcing Doha to change its course on backing the Brotherhood
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah attends the 131th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), on June 2, 2014 in Riyadh (AFP)
Sunday 14 September 2014 15:58 BST
By Rene Slama
DUBAI - Long seen as the "black sheep" of the Gulf monarchies for backing the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar appears to have fallen into line with its neighbours and started to curb the group's activities, experts said.
Doha's support for the Brotherhood -- banned by most Gulf monarchies, who see the group's political Islam as a threat to their stability -- harmed ties with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
After the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Cairo labelled the Brotherhood a "terrorist organisation" and some of the group's leaders fled to Qatar.
Saudi Arabia and the Emirates withdrew their ambassadors, partly over Qatari support for the group, along with Bahrain, with all three decrying Qatari "interference" in their internal affairs.
Now, "Qatar has no option but to reduce -- not stop -- its relations with the Muslim Brotherhood," after banking on the group gaining the upper hand in countries hit by Arab Spring revolts in 2011, said Mustafa Alani from the Geneva-based Gulf Research Centre.
After condemning the jihadist Islamic State (IS) movement that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria and helping secure the release of hostages held by other Islamist-held hostages in Syria, Qatar has worked to assuage disputes with its Gulf neighbours and the West.
The lead-up to a US-led campaign against IS has pushed Qatar to rebuild bridges in the region, Alani said.
This re-alignment is not a surprise to Bible Students as it is fully expected based on Bible Prophecy.
According to Bible Prophecy the Biblical King of the South will see an alignment between Egypt with Israel along with the Arab Gulf States who are largely the descendents of Ishmael the son of Abraham by his concubine. The King of the South will oppose aggression from Russia and the EU. They will be supported by America and Britain. This News Item shows that the Nations are continuing to align themselves according to Bible Prophecy.
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