‘Bomb Al Jazeera’, Dubai’s security head accuses the channel for Egypt bombing

DUABI: Security chief of Dubai Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, who is no stranger to inflammatory comments has stoke a controversy once again.

According to Al-Araby, the outspoken security chief has called for the bombing of Al Jazeera, Qatar-based media outlet accusing the channel of provoking mosque attack in Egypt on Friday.

“The alliance must bomb the machine for terrorism… the channel of IS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra front, Al Jazeera the terrorists,” Dhahi Khalfan, who is no stranger to advocating war and violence on Twitter, tweeted.

In a series of tweets, he went on to claim that the media outlet is “tampering with national security”.

“For how long will they [Al Jazeera] continue to tamper with the security of Egypt and the Arab world,” he said.

The former police chief and now head of security in the emirate also posted a picture of the Al Jazeera logo together with slain al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden, Hizballah leaader Hassan Nasrallah and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Daesh group.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have cut ties with Qatar, accusing their former Gulf Cooperation Council ally of supporting extremist groups, the allegations which it denied.

Riyadh and its allies have also accused Doha of being too close to their regional arch—rival Iran.

The four Arab nations in June issued Qatar with a list of demands which includes closing broadcaster Al—Jazeera, downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base in the emirate.