Qatar has never been known since the current regime came to power in 1996 of giving any support or financial aid to any country or entity without expecting something in return. It has even achieved unprecedented numbers its interventions and supporting terrorism under the guise of humanitarian aid, charities and others. For instance, it supported Egypt during the Muslim Brotherhood’s era with billions of dollars, not to help the Egyptian people, but to consolidate their rule while tampering with the security and stability of Egypt and its institutions during and after the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria and elsewhere. Qatari support has been limited in these countries to support terrorist groups only, especially the Muslim Brotherhood.

However, the Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan has been different this time by claiming to provide 10,000 job opportunities for Jordanian nationals in Qatar. It is well known, however, that the goal of the Qatari regime is to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan and to build bridges of communication with it. Therefore, Doha aims to provide job opportunities for the Brotherhood members only and not for any other Jordanian, and it certainly has lists of members and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood whom it wishes to support and provide jobs under the guise of a Qatari grant to the Jordanian people.

Doha seeks from such a move to achieve four main objectives:

First, to provide financial support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan; second, to establish channels of communication between the Qatari regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan; third: to establish communication channels between the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan; and fourth: promoting the Brotherhood’s thought in Jordanian societies and trying to attract Jordanian youth through these jobs in a quest to mobilize them in the Brotherhood’s ranks.

Some reports go further, asserting that Qatar’s aim is to reach out to the terrorist groups in southern Syria and to support them through the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. There are fears among some that the Qatari regime might seeks to exploit Jordan’s economic situation to form terrorist groups there that destabilize the country and undermine its relations with the Arab countries that are boycotting Doha by targeting their interests in Jordan.

Although Qatar will not be able to provide 10,000 jobs for the Jordanians, it will strive to provide the largest number of them, but most of them will be for the elements and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, albeit for low wages, because the goal is to try to penetrate the Jordanian society and promote the Ikhwani thought by all means.

However, the reports confirm that the vigilance of the Jordanian people and the ability of the Jordanian authorities to deal with such frauds will thwart the Qatari plans. The Jordanian people are aware of the gravity of the Qatari behavior in the region and that the regime there is the behind most crises and strife in the region, especially after plotting against its Arab brothers and obeying the Iranian orders. The Jordanian and Arab people no longer trust the practices and policies of Qatar while hatred and resentment of the regime is growing day after day in the Arab and Islamic societies and peoples, which are now convinced that this regime poses a danger to its security and stability and nothing but evil and sedition come from it.

More dangerous is Iran’s attempt, in coordination with Doha, to build an Ikhwani networks of the of Arab and Jordanian communities that live and work in Qatar to spy on their home countries, target their security and stability, and pushing them to carry out subversive attacks inside these countries. It is something Iran sought to implement since it planned to exploit Doha in its crisis with its Arab brothers, which means that travel to Qatar has become so risky.

Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre

11 September  2018