Qatar move to revoke citizenship of clan chief draws flak

The Qatari government’s action to revoke the citizenship of chief of Al Murrah tribe, Talib bin Lahoom bin Shuraim, along with 50 people of his family and clan, has sparked widespread anger across GCC states.

The action triggered resentment in the other GCC states as people set up a Twitter hashtag under the name of Shaikh Talib, slamming the Qatar government’s move. Shaikh Talib recently met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accompanied by a number of Al Murrah Shaikhs, and affirmed his support to Riyadh against the policies of the present Qatari leadership.

In a series of tweets posted on his Twitter page, the Bahraini minister said: “Targeting Shaikh Talib bin Shuraim is a desperate attempt to cut off the bonds of the Arabian Qatar from its surrounding and span of its clans in the entire Gulf region.”

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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