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Qatar to put Qaradawi on new terrorism list, appeasing West

Qatar to put Qaradawi on new terrorism list, appeasing West
Doha seeks to soften Western criticism of its support for terrorism by preparing a new list including names of terrorist heads after the previous list failed to achieve its goals.

Qatari opposition sources said the new list would include leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group, including Doha-based hardline cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Qatar said on Thursday it had placed 28 people and entities on a terrorist list, including several Qatari nationals already blacklisted by rival Arab states who accuse Doha of supporting militants.

But many European and Arab countries considered the list meaningless as it includes terrorists who are already known.

The Qatari opposition said that the new list will include the most prominent leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

It will include political author Azmi Bishara, political activist Abdel Rahman Ezz, TV presenter Hamza Zawba, Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag and Egyptian-Qatari Salafi Muslim preacher and writer Wagdy Ghoneim who is accused of forming a terrorist cell to incite against the Christians in Egypt, Qatari opposition tweeted.

The list will also include Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya leader Assem Abdel-Maged, secretary-general of Hizb al-Banna wal-Tanmiya Tarek al-Zumar and members of staff of Al Jazeera channel, namely, Mohammed Hilal, Ahmed Mansour and Mahmoud Hussein, secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Observers believe that the new list comes to improve the image of Qatar in front of the Arab and Western world after being isolated from the international community for providing support for terrorism materially and logistically and through its media outlets.

Analysts said that Qatar wants to change its policy
to survive the war on terrorism and its supporters after terrorism is defeated in many countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Egypt.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 28 March 2018 08:05 PM
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