Tribes spontaneously state loyalty to rulers
A number of leading Emirati tribes held a series of meetings in Abu Dhabi in the past two weeks aimed at reiterating their covenant and loyalty to the state and the leaders of the UAE.It doesn't say Al Shehi is a member of the tribe, but what else could this mean? Added. The first comment below explains: intermarriage.
The meetings were a spontaneous reaction by the tribes to demonstrate support and respect to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Rulers of the Emirates following irresponsible comments by Ahmad Mansour Al Shehi and two other political activists meant to offend the symbol of the states, according to the heads of the tribes.
Al Za'ab tribe, one of leading UAE tribes held a rally on Thursday and Friday last week at the Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel in the presence of a large number of leading figures in the tribe led by Ahmad Jumaa Al Za'abi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs and one of the elders of the tribe Al Za'ab, and hundreds of the members of the tribe.
He did not confirm or deny the news referring to the tribe's intention to file a court case against the activists Ahmad Al Shehi and his companions.
Al Za'abi concluded, saying that "Al Za'ab tribe members came on Thursday and Friday and registered their names in the tribe members' list leaving the decision in regard with Al Shehi to the tribe's leaders to act as they deem appropriate.
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