Egyptian Court Refers a Lawsuit Considering Qatar a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ to the Adminstrative Court

Egypt’s Court of Alexandria for Urgent Matters referred to the Administrative court a lawsuit filed by Tarek Mahmoud, a lawyer, in which he demanded Qatar be considered a state sponsor of terrorism.

According to the lawsuit, “Qatar has consistently interfered in Egypt’s internal affairs and provided logistical and financial support to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) after June 30, 2013″.

It reads, “after June 30 , the Emirate of Qatar continued to intervene in the internal affairs of Egypt and to provide the Muslim Brotherhood with material and logistical support and to provide a safe haven for its leaders”.

The lawsuit included other allegations saying, “Through its Emir, Tamim Bin Hamad, the country supports the Jerusalem Battalions which is linked to the Daesh terrorist group (ISIS) which carried out despicable terrorist operations against the Egyptian state, which led to the fall of hundreds of martyrs.”

The lawsuit also claimed that President Mohamed Morsi leaked documents affecting national security to Qatar while Doha used its media outlets to spread false news and provoke sectarian strife in Egypt.

It is noteworthy that the Egyptian military led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched a military coup in 2013 against Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, who was also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since then, the Egyptian military regime has targeted the Muslim Brotherhood members and sent thousands of the group’s members as well as supporters of Morsi to prison.