World Citizen: Why Qatar Still Loves the Muslim Brotherhood

World Citizen: Why Qatar Still Loves the Muslim Brotherhood

What does a gambler do when a large bet suddenly looks like it’s riding on a losing hand? Many will fold and cut their losses. Others push ahead, even doubling down, hoping their game plan will ultimately pay off.

The emirate of Qatar has opted for the second approach in its high-stakes gamble to support the Muslim Brotherhood. With the Brotherhood losing ground dramatically after sweeping to multiple victories in what was once known as the Arab Spring, Qatar is sticking with its strategy and paying an increasingly high cost for its reluctance to change course.

The unavoidable question is why, exactly, is the Qatari regime still backing the Muslim Brotherhood?

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