Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan said on Twitter Sunday that he has received 1,500 phone calls from purported members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
“The number of phone threats I have received demonstrates that we are facing a criminal organization...we disagreed with former Egyptian presidents Nasser and Sadat, yet their regimes did not do what the Brotherhood is doing.”
Khalfan escalated his attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood after the group’s candidate Mohamed Morsy won the presidential election that wrapped up on 17 June.
“[Morsy] will come crawling to the Gulf, and we will not receive him on a red carpet. He will kiss the hands of the custodian of the two holy mosques as [Muslim Brotherhood founder] Hassan al-Banna did with King Abdel Aziz,” Khalfan wrote in an earlier tweet.
His remarks prompted Egypt’s Foreign Ministry to summon the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Cairo for clarification.
Khalfan said he intends to host a press conference, the date of which will be announced later, demanding that the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie “stop harming our homes,” a reference to the Gulf countries. He said that he would distribute to the press a draft agreement that Badie should sign if he wants a “truce.”
In another post on Twitter, Khalfan wrote, “Thanks to all those who stand with us in face of the Brotherhood gang.”