Anyone who sympathizes with Muslim Brotherhood will be jailed: Bahrain FM

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa . Pic from file

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has called the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist group” and vowed anyone who supports or  sympathizes with them will be jailed.

“We consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group and anyone who shows sympathy with them will be tried on this basis,” he said at a press conference held in Cairo on Wednesday.

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have recently cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorist groups and Iran. ‘

The Arab states have issued a list of demands and ordered Qatar to comply with  in order to solve the Gulf diplomatic crises. Among the demands are: stop supporting Hamas, Muslim brotherhood organizations, and terrorist groups; cut ties with Iran; and shut down Al Jazeera network.

Qatar has strongly denied the charges and dismissed all these demands.

Muslim Brotherhood movement “shed the blood” of Egyptian people and had “conspired against our states”, said Khalid bin Ahmed. 

Meanwile, Saudi Arabia has already officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and any person who supports the Muslim Brotherhood could face up to 30 years in Jail, reports say.

However, the question now is – how will Bahrain and other countries that are ruled by Muslim Brotherhood parties or that have Muslim Brotherhood members inside their governments and parliaments deal with this order?

 

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