Egypt's Morsi meets with Qatari PM 370.
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For several decades, the Muslim Brotherhood has enjoyed safe havens in Qatar and several Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain. After the so-called “Arab Spring” these countries - with the exception of Qatar - recognized that the aim of the Muslim Brotherhood is not to simply to preach Islam - as they claim - but to attain power in their own countries. This has led the former countries to turn against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters. Currently the only Gulf country that openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood is Qatar. This has led the formerly mentioned Gulf countries to turn against Qatar to the extent that they recently withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar.