Four Islamophobic nations – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain – have banned immigration from Qatar because of security risks.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain say they are severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.
The Saudi kingdom said it was cutting ties to its neighbour and has pulled all Qatari troops from the ongoing war in Yemen.
The kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, saying it was taking the action for what it called the protection of national security.
The three Gulf states gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries.
Saudi also closed the border and halted air and sea traffic with Qatar and urged “all brotherly countries and companies to do the same”.
The statement appeared to be timed in concert with an earlier announcement by Bahrain, which was similarly cutting ties and halting air and sea traffic between the two countries.
Bahrain’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying it would withdraw its diplomatic mission from the Qatari capital, Doha, within 48 hours and that all Qatari diplomats should leave Bahrain within the same period.
Egypt also announced the closure of its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation “to protect its national security”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Will CNN or MSNBC ever report this?
Saudi Arabia has banned all immigration from Qatar – the Saudis have embraced Islamophobia
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 5, 2017