Screenshot from a video film broadcasted by Bahraini state TV revealing Qatar's conspiracy to overthrow Arab regimes
CAIRO – 22 August 2017: Bahrain state TV broadcasted a video revealing the role of Doha behind the incitement to violence and chaos and intelligence moves to overthrow the Bahraini regime, on Monday.
The film showed the recruitment of Bahraini agents working for Doha against Manama.
The video also related that the Change Academy located in Austria is run by Hesham Morsi, the son-in-law of Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, whose name is listed on the wanted-terrorist list announced by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
On Wednesday, the Bahraini state television broadcast a recording of a conversation between terror suspect Ali Salman and former Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani.
The voice recording revealed the Qatari interference in the sovereignty of other countries and the violations of the sanctity of its neighbor’s security and stability.
Moreover, it revealed the conspiracy of Qatar against the Bahraini people.
Bahrain, which has a history of disputes over Gulf islands and reefs with Qatar, is home to a Shia majority and had been rocked by Arab Spring-inspired, Shia-led protests demanding an elected government.
The Shia movement, Al-Wefaq, was the largest bloc in Bahrain's elected lower house of parliament until 2011, when its members resigned en masse in protest at the state's crackdown on demonstrators.
A 2016 court order dissolved Al-Wefaq for "harbouring terrorism", while its leader Salman has been behind bars since 2014.
Bahraini authorities have regularly cracked down on protests, which at times have turned violent.
Manama and Riyadh have regularly accused Iran of provoking dissent in the island kingdom, located in the Gulf between Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran.
Bahrain has been a key ally of the United States for decades and is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet.
The United States has not taken sides in the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar, another U.S. ally which is home to the largest American air base in the region.
On August 18, Several confessions were reported within the documentary including from the outlawed Essa Khalifa Al-Suwidi, one of the former members of the Muslim Brotherhoods in the UAE. According to Al-Suwidi’s statements, Doha has been backing and financing several international outlawed entities and groups.
Al-Suwidi, who was convicted to ten years in prison for being a member of the Brotherhood, talked about how he joined the organization. “The whole group is originally based on confidentiality and secrecy,” he said in his statements to WAM.
The terrorist group in the UAE depended financially on several sources according to Al-Suwidi, including the member’s subscription fees, donations and other several group’s property and companies’ earnings.
On June 6, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Sabah started a tour that included Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar in an attempt to mediate between the three countries.
A list of 13-demands was given to Doha’s government by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain for reconciliation which includes the closing of Al Jazeera broadcasting; however, Qatar’s response was described as “negative” by the four countries’ foreign ministers in a joint statement released after holding a summit in Cairo, on July 5.
Friday, July 7, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said in another joint statement that the ultimatum that had been given to Qatar is now void, leading to further legal, political and economic measures against the government of Qatar.
“The Qatari government has purposely thwarted all diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis and has rejected any settlements, reflecting its intention to continue with its destabilizing policies against the interests of the Qatari people,” the Arab quartet said in the statement.
They also condemned Qatar’s “lack of tact and respect” towards the Kuwaiti mediation, as it leaked the list of demands in an attempt to condemn the initiative to failure.