DUBAI (AFP) — Dubai police have stepped up accusations against the Muslim Brotherhood of plotting to topple Gulf monarchies, saying a group of UAE activists arrested for threatening state security was linked to the organisation, a report said Friday.
The Brotherhood, which is the emerging force in the Arab world after the Arab Spring uprisings, "met people from the Gulf and discussed toppling Gulf regimes," Dubai police chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan was quoted as saying by the Emarat al-Youm daily.
Khalfan warned that the Muslim Brotherhood "would lose a lot if they challenge Gulf states," and that the oil-rich region is a "red line."
"The Gulf is not a red line for Iran only. It is also for the Muslim Brothers," he was quoted as telling a forum in Dubai, referring to traditional tension between Sunni monarchies and Shiite foe Iran.
Khalfan has repeatedly accused the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the most influential Islamist group in the Arab world, of plotting to take over the Gulf states.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Dubai police chief accuses Muslim Brotherhood of plots to topple Gulf monarchies