As America's Arab Muslim Allies Move Against the Muslim Brotherhood, 'Smart Set' Doubles Down on Support
Today Kuwait handed Qatar a list of demands from other Arab countries -- many of them American allies -- demanding the end of support for terrorist organizations:
One of the cardinal demands is that Qatar stop funding the Muslim Brotherhood, a demand that was made clear when this crisis erupted earlier this month:
Interestingly, in addition to Qatar's funding of the Muslim Brotherhood efforts to destabilize Arab countries throughout the Middle East, the country ensured that it would not be threatened by dismantling Brotherhood operations inside Qatar decades ago:
Yet as much of the Arab world moves against the Muslim Brotherhood, including the largest Arab Muslim country in the world (Egypt), the Washington, D.C. think tanks, establishment media, and pro-Brotherhood elements inside the U.S. government are doubling down on their support of the group.
This effort to move against our Arab allies in support of the Muslim Brotherhood was seen when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a Senate hearing last week that designating the Muslim Brotherhood would be "problematic":
Immediately, Qatar-funded Al-Jazeera and Middle East Eye -- both specifically named in the Arab allies' demand to Qatar -- jumped on Tillerson's comments:
This is a major reversal from comments he made just a few months ago, including during his Senate confirmation hearing: