Dubai refutes claims about fake Facebook comments by sheikh's daughter on Egypt
Mahra Mohammed al-MaktoumDubai’s government has refuted claims that the daughter of a sheikh has protested her emirate’s stance vis-à-vis Egypt’s coup with controversial statements on Facebook.
“Statements circulated via social media attributed to Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed al-Maktoum on the situation in Egypt are false and untrue,” the Twitter account of the Dubai government said.
Al-Maktoum reportedly posted a comment on a Facebook photo of her father, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, saying, “I’m sorry, father, but the reason for the bloodshed [in Egypt] is our money.”
“The false statements were circulated through media outlets citing a fake account on Facebook,” the government statement said.
Qatar’s foreign minister said Aug. 18 that his country had never given aid to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and that all assistance went to Egypt as a whole.
“As far as Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, there are some wrong impressions about the aid Qatar is providing,” said Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah, whose country is perceived as a backer of the Islamist group.