Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيWhy Arab States Fear MB more than Daesh
Sam Ghandchi

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It may be surprising why Sunni Arab states are more afraid of Muslim Brotherhood than the IS group, Daesh. For example, it was not long ago that Saudi Arabia and Qatar did not hesitate to support overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt. Whereas their support for war on Daesh in Syria has been dwindling.

It has been a long time since Muslim Brotherhood turned to nonviolent movement and they have a strong support not only in the old Middle Eastern countries like Egypt but in all Arab states of the Persian Gulf and are a direct threat to the Sheikhs who have ruled those countries in the last century. In contrast, although Daesh is a radical group that clearly has said it wants to overthrow all the Middle Eastern states, nonetheless, they lack the kind of grassroot support that MB enjoys in those same countries and are not viewed as much of an immediate threat by those states.

But if history is any proof, the leaders of Arab states of the Persian Gulf may be mistaken and Daesh may prove to be the real threat for all of them and beyond (1). Mongolian Invasion was thought by the heads of states of that era, particularly by Iranian dynasties as the most improbable event and they all were more busy fighting each other which shows in the way they responded to Moghols' first messenger, but we all know they were misaken and Mongols were the real threat not only for China and Iran, but for all the Middle East and beyond in Europe.

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
November 9, 2015


1. Why ISC did not Overthrow Assad

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