Buried at the bottom of a report about how an Egyptian court has upheld the death sentences of nearly 200 Muslim Brotherhood loyalists could be a far more telling development. The deposed president of that country – Mohammed Mursi – is scheduled to go to trial later this month on charges that include spying for the nation of Qatar. In the weeks after Mursi’s removal, Shoebat.com obtained what could be considered a relevant document in this trial. The relationship between the U.S. and Qatar is what makes any partnership between Mursi and that country potentially much more significant.
According to a report by Reuters:
A court in Egypt has upheld death sentences on 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, on charges of killing police officers.
They had been convicted of taking part in an attack on a police station at Kardasa near Cairo in August 2013, in which at least a dozen officers died.
The initial sentences were handed down in December but were sent to the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top religious authority, for ratification.
Hundreds of death sentences have been pronounced on Muslim Brotherhood supporters but none has been carried out.
Egypt has mounted one of the biggest crackdowns in its modern history on the Brotherhood since the political demise of Mohamed Mursi, the country’s first democratically-elected president.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been arrested and put on mass trials in a campaign which human rights groups say shows the government is systematically repressing opponents.
Prosecutors say Mursi is to undergo a fourth trial in mid-February.
He is accused of treason and spying for Qatar.
The details of the charges against Mursi relative to collaborating with Qatar are not known but in 2013, Shoebat.com obtained a document which purports to show the Egyptian government under Mursi – to include several Muslim Brotherhood leaders – accepting bribes from Qatar in U.S. dollars.
As Shoebat.com has reported, power brokers in the U.S., to include the Brookings Institute, a prominent left-wing think tank, and senior level officials and dignitaries have had a partnership with the nation of Qatar dating back to 2002. That year, the U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) was founded and each year it holds an event in Doha.
Qatar is an extremely Muslim Brotherhood-friendly country and if it can be proven that Mursi was engaged in espionage with Qatar, the details could prove embarrassing for the Obama administration.