November 23, 2017

Trump is Right: Qatar Sponsors Islamic Terrorists Worldwide

 

President Donald Trump was welcomed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on Saturday.

President Donald Trump was welcomed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the May 2017 summit with Arab leaders.

President Donald J. Trump issued a series of Twitter messages on June 6, 2017 after several Middle Eastern nations broke diplomatic relations with Qatar over accusations that the very small Persian Gulf country has financed and harbored extremists.In the Twitter messages, President Trump, who visited Saudi Arabia last month on his first international trip as president, seemed to take credit for the dispute and said it resulted from his visit. The president wrote that in his meetings with Gulf Arab leaders they cited Qatar as a source of funding for terrorism.

President Trump tweeted: “During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar—look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!”

On June 7, 2017, Felicia Schwartz wrote an article titled “Trump Sides with Saudis, Gulf States in Qatar Dispute” which was published in the Wall Street Journal. Schwartz explained that President Trump’s decision to take sides in a tense diplomatic dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and several other Arab countries “stands to further inflame tensions in the Middle East.”

Schwartz stated the following: “The blowup also holds far-reaching strategic implications because of Qatar’s role as a major U.S. military ally. Qatar’s Al Udeid air base hosts the U.S. command center that oversees the U.S.-led air war against Islamic State. The base is America’s largest military facility in the Middle East. The uproar also illuminates longstanding U.S. difficulties with Qatar, which Washington has often accused of failing to crack down on the financing militant groups—a criticism also directed at other countries, including Saudi Arabia.”

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On May 21, 2017, the ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, met with President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia.

In July 2014, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani renewed the defense agreement with the United States and agreed to continue Qatar’s cooperation with the United States in the Combined Air Operations Center (CENTCOM) at Al Udeid Air Base. This military base conducts air campaigns in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and other nations in the region. America’s Air Force’s 379th Air Expeditionary Wing operates about 100 aircrafts from the Al Udeid Air Base.

More than 11,000 United States and coalition partner nations in the fight against Islamic State personnel are deployed at Al Udeid Air Base. The United States invested $5 billion to upgrade this base. Operations at the base have not been impacted by the diplomatic dispute, the Air Force spokesman stated on June 5, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump (R) shaking hands with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21, 2017.

Schwartz pointed out that the White House, explaining President Trump’s messages, said the president intended to press the issue of terrorism financing. “His message of toughness on terror finance and extremism is being heeded by countries in the region,” White House spokesman Mr. Spicer said. A senior administration official added later, “There is a belief among the Gulf States and within the United States that Qatar has been the least helpful in fighting terrorism financing.” The issue was the subject of previously unreported discussions during President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia in May, 2017. The president said he discussed the concerns about Qatar with Gulf leaders, and the White House said he met afterward with Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

President Donald Trump was correct in siding with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, as well as others, against Qatar. There is no question that the tiny Persian Gulf sheikdom has been financing and supporting terrorists throughout the world for a very long time.

Description of Qatar

Qatar is a small Arab country which is located in the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar only border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island kingdom of Bahrain.

According to Wikipedia in early 2017 Qatar’s total population was 2.6 million: 313,000 Qatari citizens and 2.3 million expatriates. Qatar has the world’s third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. The small nation has the highest per capita income in the world.

Qatar is the owner the globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network. Non-Qatari workers are being treated as slaves in that tiny nation.

President Donald Trump was welcomed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on Saturday.

Emir Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani has financially supported Islamic terror groups worldwide as well as drug trafficking, and slavery.

The Ottoman Empire rule over Qatar ended following its defeat in World War I, Qatar then became a British protectorate until the country achieved independence in 1971. Qatar has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century. Qatar is governed by an absolute monarchy. The current ruler is Emir Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani. After Saudi Arabia, Qatar is the most conservative society in the Persian Gulf as most Qataris adhere to the strict Wahhabi dangerous interpretation of Islam.

The Wahhabi Islam considers that all infidels, if they refuse to convert to Islam, should be killed or enslaved. Sharia law is the main source of Qatari legislation according to Qatar’s Constitution.

Qatar has financially supported Islamic terror groups worldwide as well as drug trafficking, and slavery. It assisted the Muslim Brotherhood with the help of the former Obama administration achieve power in Egypt and Libya.

Qatar brought one billion dollars in weapons through the Port of Benghazi with the consent of the President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the civil war in Libya in 2011. Those weapons were distributed under the supervision of special envoy, Chris Stevens, to the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and to al-Qaeda-affiliated terror groups.

Both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton committed treason, dereliction of duty, and criminal negligence for what they did in Libya during the Civil War and after the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. Many of those weapons were sent to Turkey and then to Syria and then ended in the hands of the Islamic State and the Al Nusra Front affiliated to Al Qaeda.

Qatar has also provided millions to the terrorist group Hamas, which is a branch of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, in Gaza. Qatar has financed the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Several rebels groups during the Arab Spring were supported by Qatar both financially and by its expanding media group, the Al Jazeera media network. Al Jazeera frequently criticized United States military during the Iraqi War and encouraged terrorists to attack our soldiers in Iraq by publicizing alleged criminal behavior of our troops.

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The Qatar awareness campaign wrote the following due to two American journalists who were employed by Al Jazeera:

“Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram; it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell; and profits from operating a virtual slave state. Qatar is involved in terror operations from Nigeria to Gaza to Syria to Iraq.

  • In 1996, then Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, provided a $ 137 million loan to start Al Jazeera. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the ruling monarch of Qatar from 1995-2013.
  • In July 2013, 22 employees of Al Jazeera resigned after the station “aired lies and misled viewers” (according to Al Jazeera correspondent) regarding the Egyptian revolution on July 4, which ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
  • Al Jazeera is home to the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader (and President Morsi backer) Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who reaches an estimated 80 million viewers each week.
  • Harvard Law School is engaged in a multi-year partnership with Hamad bin Khalifa University to host the Institute for Global Law and Policy. In 2013, this workshop welcomed 140 participants.

In light of Al Jazeera’s consistent and vocal support for the Muslim Brotherhood, we ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities. The links cited are vetted and credible sources. We hope you take the time to verify the truth of the statements for yourself.

After doing so, the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign calls on you to exert due influence on the Qatari government to cease any type of involvement in all forms of Islamic terrorism, slavery, and drug trafficking!

Sincerely,

Lieutenant Coronel Allen B. West, U.S. Army Retired

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Walid Shoebat, Shoebat. com

Charles Ortel, Washington Times Newspaper

General Paul E Vallely, U.S. Army Retired and Chairman of Stand Up America

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Noisy Room.net & the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Select signatures of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition which is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers.

Research Report by the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition

The following is a research report by the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition explained the involvement of Qatar related to terrorism, slavery, genocide, and narcotics trafficking.

The Terror State

Qatar is the most prolific state sponsor of terror active in the world today.  From al-Qaeda, to Boko Haram, to Hamas, to ISIS (the Islamic State), Qatar funds and supports violent Islamist movements who terrorize and murder innocents.

  • Hamas, whose leader resides in Doha, receives a majority of its funding from Qatar.  The Qataris also financed the construction of the Hamas tunnel system that facilitates smuggling and terror operations.
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the September 11, 2001 attacks, was on the payroll of the Qatari Ministry of Water and Electricity.  This Islamic terrorist lived in Doha, the capital of Qatar, from 1992-1996, as a guest of Abdallah bin Khalid al-Thani, then Qatar’s Minister of Religious Affairs.  In the end, it was the Emir of Qatar who handed of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to CIA Director George Tenet.
  • Boko Haram, who captured the world’s attention when they kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls and sold them into sex slavery, was established by Qatar as a “money making venture.”  The financier, a Mauritanian proxy agent, now resides in Doha.
  • The genocidal Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, is a creation of Qatar.  According to a German Minister, “Who is financing [ISIS]?  Hint: Qatar.”
  • A Qatari Ambassador in Libya was discovered to be recruiting Libyan jihadist to join ISIS.
  • Qatar is the only country to openly welcome the Muslim Brotherhood, recognized as a terrorist organization by many countries, such as Israel and Egypt.  Doha’s Al Jazeera broadcast network is home to the Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an advocate of terrorism.

The Genocidal State

The army of the Islamic State is a combination of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syrian rebels.  The Islamic State of Iraq was the Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda and was supported by Qatar and Syrian rebels were both backed by Qatar.  Now the Islamic State is committing mass murder in Syria and Iraq, on a scale and using methods reminiscent of the Third Reich.

  • The New York Times reported that the arms intended for the “moderate rebels” in Syria were being diverted to extremists by Qatar.
  • Boko Haram, established by Qatar, recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) also recently declared allegiance to the Islamic State.  The recent resurgence of AQAP is linked to “ransom payments” for hostages, and many of those payments come from Qatar.  You might just call those payments an excuse to fund AQAP.
  • The Islamic State has been found guilty of war crimes by the United Nations. They routinely commit horrific mass murder against Christians, non-compliant Muslims, and other ethnic minorities, such as the decimated Yazidi community of Northern Iraq.  Beheadings and crucifixions are routine for these barbaric conquerors.
  • Even young children have been targeted for extermination and beheaded by the Islamic State.

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Qatar’s funding and support for Islamist terror groups conceals another aspect of this relationship: narcotics trafficking.  Boko Haram and the Taliban, both linked directly to Qatar, are transnational smugglers of drugs, including cocaine and heroin.  In this light, Qatar’s backing of these groups is as much as a financial investment as a dedication to Islamist domination.

  • The “money making venture,” Boko Haram, is involved with cocaine smuggling into Europe, which enters Africa from South America, provided by cartels.
  • Boko Haram has recently been discovered working in conjunction with the infamous underworld boss Dawood Ibrahim, as far away as India.  Ibrahim, who reportedly pledges 30% of his revenue to terror, is under the protection of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI).
  • Qatar infamously received the Taliban 5, “high command” of the terrorist group, in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl.  The Taliban, who have an “embassy” in Doha, are well known opium growers, from which they produce heroin.  2013 was a record year for opium production in Afghanistan.
  • Qatar is in a strategic partnership with the Pakistani ISI’s National Logistics Cell, who is heroin smugglers for the Taliban.
  • Doha International Airport has become a transshipment hub for narcotics over the past few years.  Qatar has funded, and almost certainly profited from, their relationship with drug smuggling Islamist groups connected to Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s ISI.

The Slave State

Qatar exploits migrant workers to the point where they are considered modern day slaves.  Despite having the highest per capita income in the entire world for its citizens, while construction booms in Doha, workers from countries such as Nepal and India work in awful conditions for less than $1 per hour.

  • There are an estimated 1.4 million migrant workers – non-citizens – in Qatar, from countries including India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
  • Under the Kalafa (sponsorship) system, foreign workers cannot change jobs and are often denied the right to leave the country.  Workers’ passports are regularly seized illegally by authorities.
  • In many cases, these workers go unpaid for months, or even up to a year.  The richest country in the world, 17% of whose tiny population are millionaires, routinely denies these workers their meager pay.
  • The workers, according to one investigation, were “sleeping eight to a room, and were living with dirty drinking water, filthy, unplumbed toilets and no showers.”  Furthermore, migrants are often treated brutally in their employment.
  • In preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, an estimated 4,000 migrants will die building stadiums and working on other related construction projects.  This is twice the number who were killed in the most recent Israel-Gaza conflict, and 25x the number of children killed building Hamas’s 160 terror tunnels.

Former President Barack Obama’s Alliance with Qatar Damaged the War Effort Against the Islamic State

Jay Salomon wrote an article entitled “Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State” which was published in The Wall Street Journal on the weekend edition on October 11-12, 2014. The reporter explained that the Obama administration’s alliance with Qatar created a major problem with the international coalition that is fighting against the Islamic State. United States and Arab officials have said that Qatar’s ties to powerful terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world are creating strain and distrust among United States allies.

This is why President Donald Trump was right in citing with Middle Eastern countries against Qatar. America should not repeat the mistakes made by former President Barack Obama.

It was very difficult to understand why former President Barack Obama included Qatar as part of the international coalition to fight Islamic State, since the small emirate nation has been funding with millions the Islamic State for a number of years. Additionally, Qatar’s links with the most important al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the al Nusra Front, as well as with Hamas in Gaza, the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, are well known by Middle Eastern experts in this nation and abroad. America’s closest Arab allies, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, as well as Israel, have been warning the White House that Qatar is playing a double game by publicly supporting U.S. policies while helping its enemies.

Jay Salomon pointed out the following: “Qatar is a critical cog in the latest U.S.-led Middle East war. It hosts the al-Udeid Air Base from where the Pentagon is launching many of its bombing strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. Qatar is one of five Arab countries taking part in the United States-led coalition. Qatar air force has provided surveillance and logistical support for the ongoing attacks on Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.”

The former Obama administration’s Department of the Treasury has expressed its concerns regarding the flow of Qatari money to Mideast jihadists, including the Islamic State, the al Nusra Front, and al-Qaeda. Salomon stated that the concerns regarding the support from within Qatar for the Islamic terrorists comes on top of a deepening split among United States’ key Middle Eastern allies over the role of political Islam in the region, whether in Libya, Syria, or the Palestinian territories.

The reporter wrote that the White House’s Arab allies are warning that the coalition fighting Islamic State risks fracturing unless all nations are equally committed to taking the necessary steps to combat the Islamic State and specially stopping all financial and diplomatic ties to terror groups. Solomon pointed out that the King of Jordan Abdullah said at a United Nations Security Council meeting convened in September 2014 by the United States to coordinate the fight against Islamic State that “There must be a zero-tolerance policy” for the support of extremism. Arab diplomats said that the monarch’s message was directed at Qatar and Turkey.

Former President Barack Obama was silent on Qatar’s government contribution of millions not only to the Islamic State but to many other terrorist groups throughout the Middle East and beyond. Treasury officials allege that a wealthy Qatari businessman towards the end of 2013 transferred $2 million to an Islamic State commander in Syria who was in charge of recruiting foreign jihadists.

When Barack Obama was president United States allies were concerned that, while Qatar has flown its planes as surveillance in bombing runs, it has not conducted airstrikes on extremist positions. Of course, Qatar did not want to kill its brutal and genocidal friends.

Qatar absolute ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his foreign minister have repeatedly denied any financial ties to Islamic State or other terrorist groups. Salomon wrote that according to the Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiya “Qatar can only follow a foreign policy that is independent of outside influence and this is something we are proud of.”

Former President Barack Obama, in violation of federal law, sent $400 million a year to the Palestinian Authority, which recently included the terrorist group Hamas in a unity government. Many members of Congress demanded at the time that President Obama stop funding the Palestinian Authority since it violates a federal law that prohibits funding to terrorist groups. But Obama ignored the members of Congress request.

Former President Barack Obama used Qatar to communicate with the Taliban and other terror groups that the United States is fighting. The former president also used Qatar in the shameful exchange of the five worst Taliban generals and high officials for the deserter and traitor Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in May 2014.

Solomon pointed out that Israeli, Egyptian, and Saudi officials opposed the State Department’s reliance on Qatar, arguing it would only embolden Qatar to improve its ties to organizations designated as terrorist groups by the United States. It was shameful that officials from the Obama’s Treasury Department have repeatedly, and publicly, criticized and denounced Qatar for financing Hamas. Those alarming criticisms and accusations were ignored by former President Barack Obama.

Conclusion

In spite of the fact that America has a very important Air Force base in Qatar, President Donald J. Trump was right in denouncing Qatar’s support for terrorists throughout the world and for working with Iran. President Trump should not repeat the mistakes made by former President Barack Obama. If Qatar continues to support terrorist throughout the world, the State Department should label Qatar a “sponsor of terrorism” and America should break diplomatic relations with this nation.

The United States should work closely with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and several other Arab countries in forcing Qatar to abandon its support for terrorists worldwide. To be fair, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries have also supported Al Qaeda in the past. The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave financial and logistical support to many of the 9/11 terrorists. It was after Al Qaeda began attacking the kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the royal family changed its policies.

The United States should also work closely with Saudi Arabia to force the kingdom to stop hiring radical imams and placing them in mosques in the United States and around the world. Frequently, Saudi Arabia financing of more than 3,000 mosques, Islamic schools, and Islamic centers in the United States have created domestic terrorists, particularly when radical Wahhabi Islamic imams preach hatred against the infidel. President Donald Trump should not tolerate this behavior from Saudi Arabia anymore.

Harvard University shamefully is participating in a multi-year partnership with the Qatar Foundation to host an annual workshop. Many Ivy League universities have accepted millions from nations, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to establish centers of Islamic Studies often hiring radical Islamists as professors.

Frequently, Arabs which support terrorism are invited as speakers. U.S. born Muslim and other students are radicalized in these Islamic centers of our finest universities. When these radicalized students graduate, some of them obtained important positions in the Obama administration. These Islamic radicals are now part of the Deep State who are working with other bureaucrats hired by Obama and Clinton to undermine the Trump administration. These individuals must be identified and if they broke laws prosecuted.

The brave American patriots who work on the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign are to be praised for doing a great service to our nation and alerting Americans on what goes on Qatar. Members of this Coalition should also work with the Trump administration and continue monitoring Qatar’s support of terrorists worldwide.

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