Basim sent me this: "This article in The National titled: "Qatar's ties with the Muslim Brotherhood affect entire region."
Despite that being very correct, it completely omits mention of the destructive influence of the two in Syria and their silence on Bahrain. It is unsurprisingly apologetic in tone and attempts to put a positive spin on events. Look at the following:
"First, note that the Brotherhood is barely involved in Qatari domestic affairs ... As a formal organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood in Qatar dissolved itself in 1999. Jasim Sultan - a former member of the Qatari Brotherhood - has explained in a television interview that this decision was justified because the state was carrying out its religious duties."
"Last August, Nevin Mus'ad, a politics professor at Cairo University, told the Egyptian daily Al Shorouq that she was surprised to notice that the university was offering a training course on democracy and human rights, organised by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar. She said bearded men wearing the jilbab (Islamist dress) were organising the entrance of participants, most of whom were wearing Islamist dress. The women were veiled."
It also contains some bewildering, factually incorrect statements:
"Yusif Al Qaradawi, a Qatari national and resident of Egyptian origin, is a good example. He is the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and his television programme on Islamic laws and principles has made him a star on Al Jazeera. His current relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood is not clear ... "
"Last year Al Akhbar, a Lebanese newspaper close to Hizbollah ... "