Jamal Khashoggi Suspended from Writing in "Al Hayat" Due to his Stance on the Muslim Brotherhood
2017-09-13 - 5:17 p
Bahrain Mirror: Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi confirmed the news stating that he was suspended from writing for Al-Hayat newspaper, based on a decision by Al-Hayat publisher Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the recommendation of Fahd bin Khalid Al Saud.
Commenting on the news, Khashoggi said in a tweet that "the decision of suspension was indeed made by the publisher. I spoke with his Highness a little while ago, we agreed to reject the dissemination of the culture of hatred, and disagreed with regards to the Muslim Brotherhood. I have much appreciation for him."
Khashoggi, who currently resides in Washington, has criticized the arrests of preachers, including Salman al-Awda and Awad al-Qarni, who are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, adding that belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood "is not a charge," further noting that he "does not feel offended if someone says I am [part of] the Brotherhood, although I am not officially a member."
It is noteworthy that the Saudi authorities banned Khashoggi from posting on Twitter and other social media outlets in November 2016, but he was able to return to writing in late August after he left the kingdom, as he currently lives in Washington.
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