Monday, November 28, 2016

Al-Jazeera documentary on Egyptian conscripts reignites media war with Qatar

Everyone knows that the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel doesn't like Israel, but it doesn't like Egypt much either.

Egypt's relations with Qatar severely deteriorated following the army’s ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi from power in July 2013, which followed mass protests against his rule. Qatar has repeatedly denounced Morsi’s removal.

Qatar in turn is accused of funding Islamic extremism -- an example described here

Al Jazeera has broadcast a trailer of a documentary entitled “Conscripts” that tells the story of Egyptian youth getting ready to serve out their compulsory military service. Following this several Egyptian news outlets attacked Qatar for “insulting the Egyptian Armed Forces”.


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