High tones in Saudi-Qatari rift

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s ruling family leaked onto the front pages of the Gulf media Sunday, when 200 descendents of the founding father of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi brand of Islam demanded that a Qatari mosque named for the 18th century cleric be renamed, although Wahhabism is the dominant religion in the emirate. The demand was published on the front page of Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper.
Last week, Qatari state media quoted the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, as criticizing Gulf rhetoric against Iran and US foreign policy. He later denied making the comments saying Qatar’s news agency was hacked.


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