Saudi by citizenship.
Abu Abdullah have his own workshop to fix default cars. He’s more than 40 years experienced in his field. Amazingly he still strong of handling heavy car parts like a twenty years old strong guy. Abu Abdullah is great example for youths to depend on theirselves and never wait others help to have a job.
Location: Safwa, Saudi Arabia.
Photographed by Ahmed AlEssa.
( أبو عبدالله )
أبو عبدالله يمتلك ورشته الخاصة لإصلاح السيارات. يعمل هذا الرجل في هذا المجال بخبرة أكثر من ٤٠ عاماً. بأعجوبة يستطيع هذا الرجل حتى الآن حمل قطع السيارات الثقيلة كعشريني في الشباب. أبو عبدالله يمثل مثال عظيم للشباب كي يعتمدوا على أنفسهم وأن لا ينتظروا مساعدة الغير للحصول على وظيفة.
This animosity has resulted in a new campaign in the west to demonize the Qataris as the key supporter of terrorism. The Israelis have chosen the direct approach of publicly accusing their new enemy in Doha of being terrorist supporters, while the UAE has opted for a more covert strategy: paying millions of dollars to a U.S. lobbying firm – composed of former high-ranking Treasury officials from both parties – to plant anti-Qatar stories with American journalists. That more subtle tactic has been remarkably successful, and shines important light on how easily political narratives in U.S. media discourse can be literally purchased.
This murky anti-Qatar campaign was first referenced by a New York Times article two weeks ago by David Kirkpatrick, which reported that “an unlikely alignment of interests, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel” is seeking to depict Doha as “a godfather to terrorists everywhere” (Qatar vehemently denies the accusation). One critical component of that campaign was mentioned in passing:
The United Arab Emirates have retained an American consulting firm, Camstoll Group, staffed by several former United States Treasury Department officials. Its public disclosure forms, filed as a registered foreign agent, showed a pattern of conversations with journalists who subsequently wrote articles critical of Qatar’s role in terrorist fund-raising.
How that process worked is fascinating, and its efficacy demonstrates how American public perceptions and media reports are manipulated with little difficulty.