Islamic Cultural Centre Assembly in Italy expels Qatar’s member



Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 07:12 GMT


Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 07:12 GMT

Qatar Flag - File photo

Qatar Flag - File photo

CAIRO – 19 October 2017: The Assembly of the Islamic Cultural Centre in the Italian capital Rome expelled Wednesday the Qatari representative from the board of directors over Doha’s support to terrorism.

The decision of the General Assembly of the Islamic Center, the largest Islamic center in Europe and the second biggest in the world, came to denounce Qatar and its policies in the West.

The head of the Egyptian community in Rome, Adel Amer, told UAE media that a number of Muslim and Arab communities’ members submitted a request to demand the expulsion of Qatar from the Board of Directors.

The request represents a memorandum in which it clarified the reasons behind their request and proves that Qatar supports terrorists, finances extremism and kills innocent Muslims.

Amer asserted that the Qatari representative of the assembly was expelled; denying claims that Qatar’s member withdrew of his own volition as some Muslim Brotherhood members alleged.

It has been four months since the Qatari crisis started. On June 5, the four countries — Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain — severed their ties with Qatar over its support of terrorist groups. They asked Doha to stop funding terrorists in the region and demanded that the 13 conditions be met in order for dialogue to begin. The Arab countries also closed off all points of entry for Qatari transportation.

During his speech on Thursday, from the podium of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly, Sheikh Tamim renewed the call “for an unconditional dialogue based on mutual respect for sovereignty,” while directing strong criticism towards the four Arab countries.

In the coming period, the Arab Quartet will be handing over to international organizations documents submitted to the UN Security Council and the United Nations proving Qatar's involvement in supporting and financing terrorism.



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