Foreign Ministry accuses Dubai police chief of insulting Brotherhood

The Foreign Ministry has summoned Mohamed bin Nakhira, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Egypt, to clarify statements made by the Dubai police chief on his Twitter that are alleged to have insulted the Muslim Brotherhood and its followers, said ministry spokesperson Amr Roshdy on Thursday.

Dahi Khalfan, Dubai’s chief of police, allegedly published comments criticizing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy’s ascension to the presidency.

“These statements are not commensurate with the special relationship between the two countries, or with the UAE welcoming the results of the first democratic presidential election in Egypt after the glorious 25 January revolution,” Roshdy said.

Previously, Khalfan had accused the Brotherhood of wanting to capture power in oil-rich Gulf countries. He also threatened to jail preacher and Brotherhood sympathizer Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who resides in the UAE, for making remarks that Khalfan deemed offensive to the kingdom.

Gulf officials have repeatedly mentioned in diplomatic meetings their wariness of the spread of Arab revolutions to their countries.

Edited translation from MENA

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