There is speculation in Egypt that the country's Muslim Brotherhood is set to have a meeting with the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Cairo to end the crisis arising from criticism of the decision to deport some Syrians from the Gulf state. The Brotherhood delegation will include parliamentary members of the Arab Affairs Committee.
The President of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, was very critical of the UAE's deportation of Syrian citizens who demonstrated over the repercussions of events in their country. Dubai's police chief, Major-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, demanded the Sheikh's arrest.
A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ghoslan, gave details of the proposed meeting and praised the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, the UAE's founder, along with the Emirates' support for the Islamic movement.