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This spat with Qatar and Saudi Arabia / UAE and in particular the way Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has used Al Jazera to be critical of the Saudi Royal Family and Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi was always going to end badly. For several years the channel has run a talk-show, “al-Shariʿa wa al-Ḥayah” featuring the loony tunes Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Once the news leaked out about the $1 billion paid to al-Qaeda as ransom for the return of twenty six Qataris including the cousin and uncle of Al Thani there was always going to be a problem.

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