UAE singers convey warning through “Tell Qatar” song



Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 09:08 GMT


Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 09:08 GMT

Logo of prominent UAE singers launched a new song attacking Qatari - Wikimedia Common

Logo of prominent UAE singers launched a new song attacking Qatari - Wikimedia Common

CAIRO – 7 November 2017: A number of prominent singers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched on Tuesday a new song attacking the Qatari leadership including Qatari Emir Tamim and his father.

The song, which is titled “Tell Qatar”, aims to deliver a message to Qatar warning it against its hostile policy against Arab countries and calling on it to stop supporting terrorism, which has destabilized the region.

The song also attacks Qatar’s support for terrorist entities and elements such as Muslim Brotherhood groups and Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

A raft of UAE’s singers participated in the performance of the song including Hussein el-Jasmy, Eada el-Manhali and others.

The songs praised the Saudi leadership’s role in confronting Qatar’s devastating policy.

Social media users widely reacted towards the song, hailing the warning message it directs to Qatar.

The song says: “We told Qatar to avoid dangerous extremes, it has to put an end; no more excuse for its betrayal.”

It also refers to Tamim; “Hamad and his father are in vain as long as they seek Turkey’s protection.”

However, the song mentioned that the Qatari people are brothers and not “enemies” as they are not to blame for Qatar’s policy.

Earlier in September, a number of Saudi singers also launched a political song titled “Flag of Qatar”, which bashes Qatar too.

On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen decided to cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar, hurling allegations that the state supports terrorism. Ports and airspaces were cut off to Qatari vessels.

Since then, Kuwait has played the role of mediator to put an end to this rift. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held several meetings with the disputed parties, but the discussions have not yet led to a settlement.

The Arab countries listed 13 demands to be met by Qatar, including severing ties with terrorist groups, closing down the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite channel, downgrading ties with arch-rival Iran and the closure of the Turkish air base in Qatar.

With the passing of nearly five months of the Arab crisis with Doha, the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar insisted on its stubborn policy of strengthening relations with Iran and Turkey.

Qatar ignores the demands set by the Arab countries, which include downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and closing a Turkish airbase in Qatar.



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