Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Gulf Arab nations have put 12 organizations and 59 people that are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list.

The move, announced Friday, is the latest development in the ongoing rift between Qatar and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A joint statement from the four countries said they sanctioned the groups and individuals because of “the continuous and ongoing violations of the authorities in Doha of Qatar’s commitments and obligations.”

Six of the organizations are already considered militant groups in Bahrain.

Among the individuals named is Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric considered the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist group.

Qatar said the terror listing is part of “baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact.”

Stay tuned…

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