Oman expelled Indian preacher Sulaiman al-Nadawi after he delivered a provocative speech against the Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its condemnation of the speech delivered by Sulaiman bin Taher al-Husseini al-Nadawi, an Indian national, before the College of Shari’ah Sciences,” the Ministry said in a statement.
“The speech was delivered on Tuesday, September 19, and it came out of the context of the lecture and inconsistent with the principles, approaches, and policies of the Sultanate,” the Ministry said.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that the competent authorities in the Sultanate of Oman have taken action on the matter and asked him to leave the country,” added the Foreign Ministry.
Husseini verbally attacked some Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia, wondering how the Kingdom can ally with the United States and with US President Donald Trump.
He doubted Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates' right to oppose Qatar, adding that anti-Qatar comes only because it harbors and welcomes Hamas, Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
On his official Twitter account, Saudi Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah al-Moalimi immediately thanked Oman for "the decisive action it has taken towards those who have insulted the Kingdom."