The Qatari opposition conference, held in the British capital on Thursday to discuss the future of the country in the wake of the ongoing political crisis and the continuous support to terrorist organizations by the Qatari regime, was a great success.
This has driven the Qatari regime crazy. For this reason, it started intimidating and harassing its opponents abroad.
According to observers, Qatar regime’s reaction unveils its fear of the support of international community the conference has mobilized which can further Doha’s isolation or can even lead to sanctions.
Hamad regime is afraid of potential coup that can topple Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, they noted.
Concerns exacerbate violations
Abdul Aziz al-Khamis, a Saudi researcher and writer, said that Qatari regime attempted to assault the spokesman of the Qatari opposition Khalid al-Hail in London by hiring figures affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to conduct this mission.
In a tweet, Khamis said thank God the attempt to assault al-Hail failed, adding that he is carrying on his work now.
Moreover, the opposition said on its twitter account that a Qatari security apparatus’ unit handed over the body of Abdullah Bu-Matar al-Muhannadi, a Qatari citizen, after he had disappeared for a long time, accusing the regime of killing him.
It also noted in its twitter account that Iranian citizens are putting Tamim’s logo on their vehicles for being proud of the Qatari government’s praise of Mullah regime.
In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Doha over what they described as Qatar’s interference in their countries’ internal affairs and support for radical groups. Mediation efforts have yet to yield any tangible results.
On Tuesday, the 148th Foreign Ministers’ ordinary session at the Arab League Council’s inauguration was not a peaceful juncture.
The Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Marikhi, provoked the four boycotting countries with his statements.
Marikhi justified Qatar’s relations with Iran referring to it as “an honorable country.”
In August, Qatar has bolstered its ties with Iran in defiance of Gulf Arab rivals that have been blockading the country for over two months because of its sympathies with Tehran and support for terrorism.
The Qatari foreign ministry said the government was restoring diplomatic ties and sending its ambassador back to Tehran as part of an “aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran in all fields”.
The move has inflamed tensions in the region; Sunni Arab nations imposed the Qatari embargo as part of a Saudi-led diplomatic offensive against the growing regional influence of Shiite Iran.
In addition to this, Qatari dissident Jaber al-Kahlah al-Marri said that the dispute is between the four boycotting countries and Hamad’s regime not the Gulf state or its people.
He also said in a tweet that Qatari dissidents would never forget that Saudi Arabia hosted them while their government betrayed them.
In a tweet, Ali bin Tamim, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Media Company, said that the Qatari opposition considers the Muslim Brotherhood the source of terrorism as it exploits religion to assume power using its militias.
But Tamim believes that fighting the Muslim Brotherhood is the source of terrorism, he noted.
According to Tamim, resisting terror groups is political authoritarianism, he added.
Furthermore, analysts said that Qatari regime’s repressive practices will portend the beginning of its end.
“Igniting sectarianism and conflicts in neighboring countries will not be forgotten. Doha will not go unpunished. It has to drink from the same cup,” they further stated.
The Qatari opposition has spread in many countries, raising Tamim’s concerns and exacerbating his human rights violations, they concluded.