Qatar and Extremism
Qatari citizens fundraise and finance terrorists.
Qatar’s long track record of supporting extremist organizations is well documented.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, “mastermind” of the September 11 attacks, works for the Qatari government
Satellite news channel Al Jazeera begins broadcasting. It is owned by the government of Qatar.
Authorities detain Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, a 9/11 hijacker, who had been working in Doha at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
Qatar and Al Qaeda reportedly renew financial deal initially reached in 2003 for protection against Al Qaeda attacks.
US State Department cables describe Qatar as the Middle East's "worst" participant in counterterrorism efforts
Qatari government funds construction of $1.2 million mosque in Yemen for Sheikh Abdel Wahab al-Humayqani. The US government has since designated al-Humayqani as a fundraiser for Al Qaeda.
Al-Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s arm in Syria, began visiting Doha in 2012 for meetings with senior Qatari military officials and financiers.
Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs invited Hajjaj al-Ajmi, a US designated funder of terrorism, to speak at a fundraising event.
Qatar pledges $400 million to Hamas during Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani’s visit to the Gaza, the first head of state to visit since Hamas took control in 2007.
Long time Al Jazeera Berlin correspondent says the network’s reporting is precisely aligned with Qatari foreign policy.
Staff at Al Jazeera in Cairo resign to protest coverage biased towards the Muslim Brotherhood.
Several members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood flee to Qatar.
US Department of Treasury sanctions several Qatari nationals for financing terrorism.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain withdraw ambassadors from Qatar due to increasing frustrations over extremist support.
Prisoner exchange deal includes the release of 5 Taliban prisoners to Qatar.
US Department of Treasury officially designates and sanctions two Qatari nationals as major facilitators of the Al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda.
September 16, 2020 | CNN
The Justice Department ordered an Al Jazeera online news platform based in the US to register as a foreign agent on Monday, declaring that the outlet is “an agent of the Government of Qatar,” according to a letter from the Justice Department obtained by CNN. Read more at CNN
July 8, 2020 | Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Read the full report here.
February 19, 2020 | Bloomberg
The federal government is asking Harvard University about money it has received from foreign governments, such as China, Iran, Russia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. A similar letter went to Yale. The allegation is that these schools may have accepted these donations without reporting them, as is required by law, and the matter is especially sensitive because such […]