MORE WORLD NEWS
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
UAE summons Qatar's envoy to protest the comments of outspoken pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 10:27 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has summoned Qatar's ambassador to formally protest the comments of an outspoken pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric.
The Qatar-based el-Qaradawi often uses his Friday sermons, which are broadcast on television, to criticize Egypt and the UAE's clampdown on the Brotherhood.
He recently accused the UAE of being opposed to Islamic rule. Gargash said it was "shameful" that the cleric is allowed to continue to insult the UAE.
The UAE has been one of the staunchest supporters of Egypt's new military-backed leadership and taken action against the Brotherhood's branch in the UAE.