Jasim bin Jabir

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Jasim bin Jabir (Arabic: جاسم بن جابر), also known as Raqraqi, was a 19th-century pirate active in the Persian Gulf.[1]

Bin Jabir had his base at Khawr al Udayd and attacked British ships in the Persian Gulf, with caravans carrying the booty inland. Khalifa bin Shabkhout, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, having received permission from the resident British authorities, attacked Udaid in May 1836, killing 50 men and destroying its houses and fort.[2] In the aftermath of the attack, bin Jabir took refuge in Doha in September 1836.[3] The chief of Doha was warned not to harbor bin Jabir, but he refused to heed the warning. In the aftermath of bin Jabir's seizure of a British vessel off of Ras al-Khaimah in February 1841, the city of Doha was bombarded by British forces as punishment for continuing to provide him with a safehaven.[3][4]

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Piracy in the Persian Gulf


  1. ^ Zahlan, Rosemarie Said (2016). The Creation of Qatar. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-29242-5.
  2. ^ "'Extracts from Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia by J G Lorimer CIE, Indian Civil Service' [46v] (97/180)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [798] (953/1782)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ Fromherz, Allen (13 April 2012). Qatar: A Modern History. Georgetown University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-58901-910-2. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

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