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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Did Not Make These Statements About Indian Muslims

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
15th October 2023
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Did Not Make These Statements About Indian Muslims
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s statements were misleadingly translated (X)

The Claim

A video shows Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani saying Indian Muslims are not Muslims.

Emerging story

A video on social media platform X is being widely shared, alleging that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, made a statement suggesting that Indian Muslims are not recognized as Muslims by Arabs. The video also claims that Indian Muslims should refrain from involving themselves in Arab matters. 

The caption of the video, written in English and Hindi, states:"Indian Muslims should stop interfering in Arab issues. We don't need certificates from converted Muslims. if they are so concerned about Gaza people, they should book their flights and save the people of Gaza."

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be fake. 

Misbar's team found that the video is from May 14, 2017, published by Aljazeera Mubasher. The statement of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was during the 17th Doha Forum, held in the Qatari capital under the slogan "Development, Stability, and Refugee Issues."

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It also turned out that the translation attached to the video is incorrect, and that what was actually said by Sheikh Tamim was: "The Palestinian issue began as a case of a people uprooted from their land and displaced from their homeland."

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