Talk:Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Please note that, as this is an article about a living person, any negative material must be scrupulously sourced to reliable, mainstream sources. See WP:BLP, which is policy. SlimVirgin (talk) 19:37, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

And these sources do not include websites such as and Netty's whatever pages.[1]. Dougweller (talk) 11:50, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Merger Discussion[edit]

I don't see any reason to merge 2 kings. at the least a link between them should be made but merging them would ruin the information side of things. if the merger still includes a single profile for each king then this will work. I have another idea. how about you make the merger page with all the family and keep the single profiles for each member of the family external from the merger page aswell. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:20, 17 February 2014 (UTC) From Editor858 - Arthur Rubin, it does not make any sense to merge the articles of the former Emir of Qatar (Sheikh Hamad) and present Emir of Qatar (Sheikh Tamim). They are both individual world leaders with accomplishments unique to their reigns and regimes. It would be akin to merging the articles of George H. W. Bush and George W Bush. What is your justification? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Editor895 (talkcontribs) 17:47, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps not all of them, but you created 7 new articles with identical content. The former emir and the present emir might have separate articles, if we actually found reliable sources talking about them (which haven't been found yet), but wives, children who might be potential future emirs, cousins with no specific positions in any government, etc., should be merged. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 17:52, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

From Editor 858 - What are you talking about? There's a huge list of references to NY Times, Bloomberg, WSJ, Huffington Post, Reuters, CBS etc. articles on the page of the former emir, Hamd Bin Khalifa Al Thani, that specifically reference his name. Please read before you comment. Are you seriously insinuating there's no reliable sources in the article which reference the former Emir? Use Google - you'll find a million more- major world leader, he's all over the place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Editor895 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

I have removed the large chunk of text that you copied from Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani into the articles because it was not directly related to the article's subject. Any included text should be about the children specifically, not their relations. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 18:59, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
In the event that some, but not all, of these articles are merged, it's possible that some of the unimportant ones would be merged to the former Emir, rather than the current Emir, so it's important that the merge tag remain in place, even if consensus is established that those articles shouldn't be merged. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 05:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Arthur Rubin: I'm not trying to make this personal - but you have to stop making disruptive edits. If you believe that the current Emir's siblings should be combined into one article, there is a legitimate discussion to be had. However it only takes basic common sense to realize the page of the former Emir of the country (Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani) should not be merged with the page of the current Emir of the country (Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani). As stated above, that is akin to merging George H. W. Bush with George W. Bush. Only someone with an incredibly elementary knowledge of geography and politics, or motivated by a secondary agenda, could not understand this. Qatar is not a backwoods desert country where nothing happens and the Emir sits on a throne all day. On the contrary the old Emir (Hamad bin Khalifa) established a $100 billion + investment fund when he was in office, brought top level academic institutions to the country, propelled Qatar forward as the top buyer of contemporary art in the world, transformed the entire city from having a couple large buildings to a huge skyline, funded the Libyan revolution (watch 60 mins the rebels hoist a Qatari flag on Gaddafi's old palace), created Al Jazeera and has adopted a heavily interventionist policy in Middle East conflicts, usually in coordination with the United States etc etc etc The list goes on... This is very different than what Hamad's father Khalifa did while he was in office (funnily enough Khalifa's page has not been tagged in this madness) and it will be totally unique from what Hamad's son Tamim does in office. For example Qatar has largely been criticized for its interventionist attitude. There are already reports in NY Times, Reuters etc. that Tamim is adopting a totally independent foreign affairs policy, which will intervene minimally, and largely focus on domestic issues. If you still can't understand how these world leaders all have noteworthy and unique careers, I'm not sure how else to explain this. Just like George W. Bush didn't start the Gulf War - that was his father - and George H. W. Bush didn't invade Iraq in 2003 - that was his son. Hamad created his own policies (and is largely seen as the architect of modern Qatar), where as his father Khalifa was seen as taking a backseat approach and that's why Hamad eventually ousted him in a palace coup, and now Hamad's son Tamim will have his own focus. --Editor895 (talk) 05:23, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Arthur Rubin I just read your new comment - that's fine - but the tag specifically says let's discuss merging Hamad bin Khalifa's article with Tamim bin Hamad's article. There is no discussion to be had there because it's not a real conversation (again it would be the sam as combining George HW with George W). If you want to discuss whether we should merge the kids of the old Emir/current siblings of the present Emir, and which article is appropriate for them to be combined under, please tag properly. Editor895 (talk) 05:27, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

(ec) :There are problems with the merge template, and there is no real template to indicate that the siblings should be merged either to Hamad or to Tamim, or perhaps to an (Al) Thani family article. Please leave the merge templates open, until this matter can be resolved. It's important that there be some merge template at Hamad's article, and I'd rather not use the generic {{merge}} template, because, among other reasons, there are more articles here than can be handled by that template. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 05:33, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Ok. It's an imperfect solution but I understand what you're saying. Editor895 (talk) 05:41, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Merging the other children - Abdullah, Dana, Maha, Lulwaa, Al Qaqa and Thani (leaving Tamim aside for now as this is a different issue) - into the article about the father makes sense to me as there appears to be very little content on those pages and a cursory google search shows that they seem to fail the notability test. Merging would be preferable to deleting as it would prevent the pages from being recreated. Is everyone else happy with this being actioned? AndrewRT(Talk) 21:43, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Keep this site (Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani) and that of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani separated; both are/were heads of state. Also, for the more senior and more well known members of this family, i.e. Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani: also keep separate pages, they are notable enough to justify separate pages for them. Maybe, the pages of the other (more less known ) members could be merged into that of their father's, the former emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. However, only after a proper discussion/voting and according WP:MERGE. The general notability guidelines should be followed here as well: are the persons important enough that separate pages should exist about them? Some of them are notable enough and significant enough coverage exist about them, to justify separate pages, especially when you compare this with all those pages that exits about (past) members of former European royal families. Alternative suggestion: a summarizing page describing the family members of the House of Thani? Thus merging some of the pages into that page? (see example Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge). Dr. D.E. Mophon (talk) 07:13, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Good to merge in to an article all childrens of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, but in the page of the current Emir, but in the page of the father or in other page, like said behove to family Catherine.... --Anas1712 (talk) 10:04, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Qatari policy[edit]

Discussion of Qatari policy and politics which does not specifically mention this person does not belong in his biography - it belongs in Politics of Qatar or Foreign relations of Qatar. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 19:52, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Has this article been written by the Qatar Ministry of Information? Why is there nothing about his role as the principal funder and sponsor of ISIS and Hamas, or about the scandal of slave labour in Qatar? He is an autocrat and everything Qatar does is because of his decisions. Intelligent Mr Toad (talk) 06:01, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@Intelligent Mr Toad Qatar boasts the fact that it is an autocracy. You can easily read about it on the page Politics of Qatar. --YOMAL SIDOROFF-BIARMSKII (talk) 04:25, 14 February 2015 (UTC)


"As of 2013, Tamim is the youngest reigning monarch among the GCC countries[1] and the youngest current sovereign worldwide."

Worldwide? Kim Jong-un doesn't count? 2A01:260:D001:FC6F:21E7:1A5A:8E0C:6CA5 (talk) 17:10, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

He is not a sovereign, is he? Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 10:09, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

How tall is this man?[edit]

Seeing him on photos in the news he seems to be a giant! How tall is he exactly? --2003:5F:EB15:133D:184C:5CD5:3AF2:57AD (talk) 14:49, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Hacked via UAE during Trump administration[edit]

Need to incorporate into article;

"The hacks and posting took place on May 24, shortly after President Trump completed a lengthy counterterrorism meeting with Persian Gulf leaders in neighboring Saudi Arabia and declared them unified."

--Wikipietime (talk) 17:40, 17 July 2017 (UTC)