Downing Street set to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood

Supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood take part in a rally to protest against the death penalties for the members of the radical group in Egypt, outside the Egyptian embassy in Ankara Photo: ADEM ALTAN/AFP

Supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood take part in a rally to protest against the death penalties for the members of the radical group in Egypt, outside the Egyptian embassy in Ankara Photo: ADEM ALTAN/AFP

By Robert Mendick, and Robert Verkaik:

Downing Street is to order a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and a network of Islamist groups accused of fuelling extremism in Britain and across the Arab world.

David Cameron launched an inquiry into the Brotherhood earlier this year, prompted by concerns it was stoking an Islamist ideology that had encouraged British jihadists to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, who is an adviser to the review, is reported to have described it as “at heart a terrorist organisation”. The Brotherhood insists it is non-violent and seeks to impose Islamic rule only through democratic change. It has condemned Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda.

A senior source close to the inquiry said its report – compiled but not yet published – had identified “an incredibly complex web” of up to 60 organisations in Britain, including charities, think tanks and even television channels, with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, which will all now come under scrutiny.

The inquiry, aided by the security services, has also investigated its network abroad. One expert said that the Brotherhood was now operating from three major bases – London, Istanbul and Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Qatar, the wealthiest country in the world per head of population, has for 30 years been home to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric in exile, often described as the Brotherhood’s spiritual leader. Qaradawi, who was banned from entering Britain in 2008, is accused of anti-Semitism, supporting Palestinian suicide bombers, condoning wife- beating and punishing homosexuals.

Qatar has found itself isolated from its Gulf neighbours – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – over its support of the Brotherhood during the Arab Spring. Qatar also funds Hamas, which was originally established as a Palestinian branch of the Egyptian Brotherhood and whose military wing is banned as a terrorist organisation by Britain, among others.

Dr Lorenzo Vidino, who is understood to have worked on the Cabinet Office report, presided over by Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: “It is clear that the Brotherhood has many dark spots, ranging from its ambiguous relationship with violence to its questionable impact on social cohesion in Britain.”

The Government crackdown will stop short of outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood but action is expected to include:

Þ Investigations into charities that are effectively “fronts” for the Brotherhood;

Þ Inquiries into funding of the organisation and links to jihadi groups abroad;

Þ Banning clerics linked to the group from countries such as Qatar and Turkey from coming to Britain for rallies and conferences.

The source said: “We cannot ban the organisation, but that was never the intention of the review. We can go after single individuals, not for terrorist-related activity, but through the Al Capone method of law-enforcement. We cannot get them for terrorism but I bet you they don’t pay their taxes.

“One of the big things is piling pressure on the charitable missions. Until now it has been very hard to monitor all the groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Read more at The Telegraph

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Letter to ExxonMobil #StopQatarNow

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoRex W. Tillerson
ExxonMobil
Corporate Headquarters
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039-2298

Dear Mr. Tillerson:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar.  Of all the American companies currently involved with Qatar, none is more responsible for Qatar’s economic success than ExxonMobil.  Indeed, Qatar has the world’s highest per capita GDP, at $102,100 (2013).

The United States has two massive military bases in Qatar: Al Udeid, the home of CENTCOM for the region, and As Sayliyah, the largest pre-positioning base outside the continental United States.  One primary reason that these bases exist in Qatar is because they are subsidized (or, as the Washington Post put it, owned) by the Qatari government.  These Qatar-owned bases are what protect Qatar from their neighbors, many whom have been thrown into Qatari-induced chaos following the Muslim Brotherhood’s Arab Spring.

In addition to these bases, the Muslim Brotherhood broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has huge annual budget, partially subsidized by the Qatari state – $650 million in 2010!

Where has Qatar gained the wealth required to develop modern military bases and a worldwide multimedia network with an oversized budget?  More than 50% of Qatar’s GDP comes from natural gas and oil extraction.  Proven reserves of the North Field are estimated at 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.  In order to exploit this resource, the technology and capital equipment poor Qataris needed a partner in a multinational energy company.  Hence, ExxonMobil’s presence in Qatar since the early 1990s.

It is only natural for a small, energy rich nation to partner with a foreign extraction company, who can offer capital and development.  And this is what Qatar has done with ExxonMobil, to the point where the country and company are intertwined to an astounding degree:

  • ExxonMobil is involved with no less than nine joint ventures with Qatar, with ownership varying between 10%-45%.
  • As of 2010, there were 550 ExxonMobil employees based out of Qatar, assisting local Qatari companies with whom they are partnered.
  • In May 2013, it was reported by Bloomberg that ExxonMobil announced that they would be partnering with Qatar Petroleum International to build a $10 billion natural gas export terminal in Texas.
  • ExxonMobil sponsored the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014, an annual tennis tournament held in Doha.  This marked the 20th straight year that ExxonMobil had sponsored the tournament, to which the company name has been appended.
  • ExxonMobil is a corporate sponsor of WISE, the global Qatari education initiative, which is active throughout public schools in the United States.

Additionally, Qatar it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell, and profits from operating a virtual slave state.  A recent press report explained how a Qatari citizen was the moneyman for an Al Qaeda group in Syria.  His alias?  Umar al-Qatari.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Corporate Media, ExxonMobil.

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Letter to Raytheon #StopQatarNow @StopQatarNow

10444640_541029836027957_3198265898780002919_nThomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Company
870 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1449

Dear Dr. Kennedy:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar.  Raytheon, a major American military contractor and leading manufacturer of guided missiles, is set to be a substantial provider of sophisticated weapons systems to the terrorist-sponsor State of Qatar for many years; and has just reaffirmed their commitment to supply Qatar with surface-to-air missiles.

Qatar, however, is no mere sponsor of random terror.  Not only was Doha home to 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.  Indeed, Qatar is the principal country that supported the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings, which saw the demise of Mubarak, Gaddafi, and nearly – possibly still – Bashar al-Assad.  The relevant point to consider regarding these revolutions is, cui bono?

It is a testament to Qatar’s dedication to Islamic supremacy, and concomitant mass-murder of the “infidel,” that in Egypt and Libya, the Qatari-hosted Muslim Brotherhood and their affiliated political parties came to dominate the countries’ governments.  In Syria, the Qatari-backed rebels, including the al-Nusra Front and even ISIS – are poised to assume control should the Assad regime fall.

As a direct result of these Qatari-backed uprisings, the Middle East and North Africa are quite literally in political and social chaos – anarchy.  Libya and Syria have become havens for transnational criminal syndicates, who traffic men, women, children, and narcotics for profit.  There is an ongoing genocide against any population who dares oppose the diabolical rule of the Islamic State, on a scale unseen in the Middle East since the genocide of the Armenians during World War I.

In light of these events and the Qatari coordination behind the scenes, it is distressing that Raytheon:

  • Just this month, announced that they would be proceeding with a $2 billion sale of sophisticated weaponry to Doha. Specifically, it is for $2 billion worth of Patriot Missiles Defense Systems.
  • Hosted students from Qatar University to “to give them up-front, hands-on demonstrations of technologies that have made Raytheon a powerhouse of innovation.”

Why provide America’s mortal enemies with the capacity to defend themselves?  Qatar can reasonably be blamed for turning the Middle East into a vast lawless region, where not even strongmen can check the indiscriminate killing, smuggling, and slaving.  Qatar has created exactly the kind of environment that existed in Afghanistan prior to 9/11, across three continents!

Additionally, Qatar it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell, and profits from operating a virtual slave state.  The only country with an “embassy” for the Taliban, Qatar has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Dave Desilets, Mike Doble, Roopa Bhide.

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Should Lockheed Martin Be Selling Arms to a State Sponsor of Terror? #StopQatarNow

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoMarillyn A. Hewson
Lockheed Martin
6801 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817-1877

Dear Ms. Hewson:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar.  Lockheed Martin, a major American military contractor, has been one of the largest suppliers of sophisticated weapons systems to the terrorist-sponsor State of Qatar for several years.

For the better part of 2014, one of Qatar’s creations – the genocidal Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) – has been on the warpath in Syria and Iraq.  The media reports are gruesome and horrifying: beheaded children, entire villages massacred, ancient Christian and Yazidi communities exterminated, and surrendered soldiers murdered in ways reminiscent of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen.  This is a genocide, and it is going on right now!

Is Lockheed Martin comfortable supplying this state with modern American weaponry?

Qatar is not only responsible for financing ISIS, but multiple infamous terrorist groups.  Indeed, the Qatari modus operandi has been to sow the seeds of various supremacist Islamist groups in the Middle East and North Africa, and use them to extract profit through the smuggling of human beings (i.e. slaves), and narcotics.

Boko Haram was established by a proxy of Qatar, who now resides in Doha, as a money-making venture.  This is the same Nigerian Islamist group which earlier this year kidnapped several hundred young Nigerian girls and sold them into sex slavery.

When Hamas launched thousands of rockets into Israel this summer, killing and wounding dozens of innocent Israelis, it was Qatar they looked to as their partner in terror.  These actions actually spawned a war, which continues to disrupt regional stability.

Since 2012, Lockheed Martin has been involved with multiple multi-billion dollar deals with this pernicious and violent sponsor of Islamic supremacism:

  • In July 2014, Lockheed Martin (and other companies) was part of an $11 billion arms deal to Qatar for Patriot air defense missiles.
  • In March 2014, Lockheed Martin (and other companies) was part of a $24 billion arms deal to Qatar for Patriot configuration-3 surface to air missiles.
  • In November 2012, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the sale of $6.5 billion of Lockheed Martin air-defense interceptors, radar, parts, and support to Qatar.

Additionally, Qatar it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell, and profits from operating a virtual slave state.  The only country with an “embassy” for the Taliban, Qatar has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Jennifer Allen, Corporate Media Inquiries, Lockheed Martin.

The Road from Qatar to the Gaza Strip #StopQatarNow

by Reuven Berko
Special to IPT News
October 15, 2014

1073In a recent speech, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor mentioned the central role of Qatar in supporting international terrorist organizations. Money flowing from Qatar to Hamas, for example, paid for the terrorist attack tunnels dug from the Gaza Strip under the security fence into Israeli territory, and for the thousands of rockets fired at Israeli civilian targets in both the distant and recent past. In response, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf rushed to Qatar’s defense, claiming it had an important, positive role in finding a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Qatar’s funding for Islamist terrorist organizations all over the world is an open secret known to every global intelligence agency, including the CIA. It was exposed by Wikileaks, which clearly showed that funds from Qatar were transferred to al-Qaida. Qatar also funds the terrorist movements opposing the Assad regime in Syria, such as the Al-Nusra Front, encourages anti-Egyptian terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula and within Egypt itself, and is involved in Islamic terrorism in Africa and other locations. It accompanies its involvement in terrorism targeting Israel and Egypt (through the Muslim Brotherhood) with vicious and inflammatory propaganda on its Al-Jazeera TV channel.

Qatar also spends millions of dollars supporting the Islamic Movement in Israel, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood headed by Sheikh Ra’ed Salah. The Islamic Movement is responsible for ongoing acts of provocation on the Temple Mount and in Judea and Samaria, and incites the entire Islamic world against Israel, claiming that the Jews are trying to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque and replace it with the Jewish Temple. The incitement continued even as the Islamic Movement’s sister movement, Hamas, fired rockets at Jerusalem and endangered both the mosques on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem’s sites sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

As Qatar’s representative, the Islamic Movement, which has not yet been outlawed in Israel, contributed to Hamas what it could during Operation Protective Edge by instigating riots, blocking roads and seeking to foment a third intifada which, according to the plan, would be joined by Israeli Arabs to augment the deaths of thousands of Israelis killed by rockets and the mass murders through the attack tunnels planned for the eve of the Jewish New Year.

In his recent UN speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebutted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ accusations of Israeli “genocide” of the Palestinian people. He reminded his audience of Hamas’ use of Gazan civilians as human shields and of the rockets fired to attack specifically civilian Israeli targets. Unfortunately, he did not mention the Hamas charter, which calls for the murder of all the Jews. The fact that Abbas now heads a national consensus government in which Hamas is a full partner commits him to the slaughter of the Jewish people – a true genocide – and it is to the disgrace of the international community that such an individual was permitted to address the UN instead of being tried for war crimes.

In fact, the similarities between Hamas and ISIS are clearly stated in the Hamas charter, which defines Hamas as part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s global Islamic movement. One of its objectives is to fight “infidel Christian imperialism” and its Zionist emissaries in Israel in order to impose the Sharia, Islamic religious law, on the world. According to the charter’s paragraph 7, Hamas’ intention is to slaughter every Jew, as ordered by Muhammad and those who accept his legacy. That is the basis for the threat issued by ISIS “Caliph,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that under his leadership, Islam will “drown America in blood.”

Throughout its history, Hamas, like ISIS, has been committed to the concept of the global caliphate, which it plans to help construct by creating its own Islamic emirate on the ruins of the State of Israel. Since its founding, Hamas has attacked Israel and murdered thousands of its citizens exactly as ISIS has attacked and murdered “infidels.” They share the same slogans, with “There is no god but Allah” and “Allah, Prophet Muhammad” inscribed on their flags and headbands. Hamas terrorists have blown themselves up in Israel’s coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, buses, malls and markets, wherever there are large concentrations of civilians. The way Hamas executed suspected collaborators during the final days of Operation Protective Edge bore the hallmarks of the al-Qaida execution of Daniel Pearl and the ISIS beheading of James Foley and others.

In the decades during which Hamas has carried out a continual series of deadly terrorist attacks against Israel, wearing the same “Allah, Prophet, Muhammad” headbands as ISIS terrorists, the international community rarely voices its support for Israel, or takes into account that by defending itself Israel also defends the West, which has failed to understand that “political Islam” inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood was setting up shop in the free world’s backyard and that the ticking bomb was set to go off sooner than expected. The West has not clearly condemned Qatar for openly supporting Hamas and its terrorist activities against Israel or demanded that it stop.

While Israel responded to Hamas’ rocket attacks on civilian targets to keep thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Israeli civilians from being killed, the international community demanded “proportionality.” That requirement kept Israel from responding as it should have and encouraged Hamas to fire ever more rockets at “military targets” such as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. When Israel built its security fence to keep Hamas suicide bombers from infiltrating into Israeli territory to blow themselves up in crowds of civilians, the international community opposed it, rushed to embrace the Palestinians’ vocabulary of “racism” and “apartheid,” and willingly played into the hands of Hamas and Abbas. This reaction occurred although Israel is the only truly democratic country in the Middle East, where Jews and Arabs can live in peace without “apartheid.”

Today President Obama says he “underestimated” the threat posed by ISIS, while Israel has been warning the world of extremist military Islam for at least a decade, as Netanyahu warned the world of a nuclear Iran in his UN speech.

The international community has been curiously silent about the genuine apartheid in the Arab states neighboring Israel. There, descendants of the original 1948 Palestinian refugees, by now in their fourth generation, still live in refugee camps, do not have citizenship, and are excluded from jobs and social benefits. Israel, however, absorbed hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees, many of them destitute, who fled Europe and were expelled from the Arab countries when the state was founded, and were given citizenship and enjoy full rights, as do the Arabs who remained in Israel after the War of Independence.

Israel, which has nothing against the Palestinian people, would like to see the Gaza Strip rebuilt for both humanitarian reasons and to give Hamas something to lose. Radical Islamic elements around the globe, however, including Hamas, ISIS, al-Qaida, the Al-Nusra Front and Hizballah, all financed by Qatar, do not want to see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolved. They all have the same global agenda, based on fueling the conflict to unite Islam around it, under their leadership.

Therefore, Qatar continues to support global Islamic terrorism. On Sept. 13, Qatar paid the Al-Nusra Front a ransom of $20 million to free abducted UN soldiers from Fiji. The world praised Qatar for its philanthropy, but in effect, it was a brilliant act of manipulation and fraud, both filling the Al-Nusra Front’s coffers and representing itself as the Fijians’ savior. Qatar is using the same underhanded trick in the Gaza Strip. After sending Hamas millions of dollars to fund its anti-Israeli terrorist industry, itpledged $1 billion to help rebuild the Gaza Strip during last weekend’s conference in Cairo.

While the world hopes Operation Protective Edge was the last round of Palestinian-Israeli violence, senior Hamas figures reiterate their position of gearing up to fight Israel again. Not one Hamas leader is willing to agree to a full merger with the Palestinian Authority to establish a genuine unified Palestinian leadership. Hamas rejects even the idea of disarming or demilitarization as part of an agreement to rebuild the Gaza Strip and promote the peace process. Unfortunately, no one has suggested it as a pre- condition for any U.S. dollars that will be contributed to the reconstruction of Gaza.

All that is left now is to hope that the billions of dollars poured into the Gaza Strip for its rebuilding will be accompanied by the disarmament of Hamas and the establishment of an honest mechanism for overseeing the money and materials Egypt and Israel allow into the Gaza Strip. It is imperative that they not be diverted to rebuild Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure and tunnels, or to bribe UNRWA officials to look the other way, as has happened so often in the past. There is every indication that only Hamas and Qatar know whether there is anything to justify that hope.

Dr. Reuven Berko has a Ph.D. in Middle East studies, is a commentator on Israeli Arabic TV programs, writes for the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom and is considered one of Israel’s top experts on Arab affairs.

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Is Boeing Looking the Other Way? #StopQatarNow

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoW. James McNerney
Boeing Corporate Offices
100 North Riverside
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Dear Mr. McNerney:

 

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar.  Why?  According to a senior Boeing executive last October, “The relationship [between Qatar and Boeing] is very strong; it’s kind of like a marriage.

Yet Qatar is perhaps the preeminent sponsor of terrorism in the world today, and a sponsor of the ISIS genocide!

Few companies in the country hold the same esteem in the public eye as The Boeing Company.  A manufacturer of commercial airplanes, and an indispensable military contractor, Boeing has helped build modern America.  It simply boggles the mind that Boeing has contracts with terrorist-friendly Qatar for state-of-the-art commercial and military systems that total tens of billions of dollars.

In July this year, Boeing announced an $18.9 billion dollar deal with Qatar Airways for 50 777-9Xs wide-body jets.  Qatar Airways also agreed to rights to purchase an additional 50, as well as four 777 Freighters, bringing the potential value of the deal to $39.8 billion.  Finally, Qatar is also set to deploy Boeing’s latest flagship 787 Dreamliner plane.

One may ask, why does a country with only 278,000 citizens, and a total population of two million people, need so many airplanes?  Doha is also a significant regional narcotics hub.  Indeed, Qatar is strategically partnered with a smuggler of Taliban heroin, the Pakistani National Logistics Cell.  Additionally, Qatar Airways’ flights have been found to carrying narcotics into Doha from South America.

Still, commercial contracts are but one side of the coin.  In March, Boeing agreed to supply Qatar with 24 Apache attack helicopters and three Boeing 737 Airborne early warning and control aircraft.  These sophisticated weapons systems are being sent to the same country which created the genocidal Islamic State.

Below are some supporting facts that should give Boeing a reason to file for “divorce” from their Qatari spouse:

  • In September 2011, in the course of 15 days, six drug mules were arrested in Ezeiza, Argentina carrying liquid cocaine. According to one official, “Ezeiza-Qatar is a new and rare route for drug trafficking. It exploded strong. On average, during the turn, there was one case every two days.”
  • In March 2013, suspects again were arrested in Argentina carrying narcotics. They were set to board a Qatar Airways flights to Doha.
  • Qatar is evidently using Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to supply Islamists in Libya, where Egypt and the UAE are attempting to keep the country from allying itself fully with the Islamic State.
  • You, Mr. McNerney, are on a Trustee for Northwestern University. Northwestern has a campus in Doha whose development costs have been fully covered by the Qatar Foundation.

Qatar 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 has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Washington, D.C. Government Operations Media Relations.

In Qatar, SFS Subject to Brutal Regime #StopQatarNow

MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

The Hoya, BY ARI GOLDSTEIN, OCTOBER 3, 2014

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service operates a satellite campus in an oppressive Middle Eastern dictatorship.

Funded by oil money and corrupt sheikhs, Georgetown University effectively condones and promotes the human rights abuses of our host country. Why does no one talk about this?

Georgetown is not alone; we’re one of a growing number of American universities to give a free pass to our Middle Eastern donors. NYU Abu Dhabi, anyone? Cornell in Doha? It’s no mystery — when wealthy princes offer you hundreds of millions of dollars to build a campus in their country, it’s hard to say no.

But we should still be honest with ourselves about the motives and consequences of that decision. As Georgetown students, as members of a Jesuit community and as global citizens, examining the status quo is not just important, it’s our moral obligation.

Where to begin? Freedom House has consistently ranked Qatar “not free” for over 20 years. Consensual gay sex is a crime in Qatar, punishable by up to five years in prison, but marital rape is fully legal.

Article 134 of Qatar’s penal code mandates prison time for anyone who is convicted of criticizing the emir, and a few months ago, according to Amnesty International, the Cabinet approved a draft of a cybercrimes law that would grant the government extensive powers “to punish anyone who posts or shares content that officials consider harmful to Qatar’s social values or national interests.”

Israel has even alleged that Qatar is tied financially to Hamas, the militant group in the Gaza Strip that was involved a month-long war with Israel this summer.

And perhaps most alarmingly, Qatar uses forced labor and travel restrictions to limit the rights of migrant workers, who make up 90 percent of its population.

“Workers typically pay exorbitant recruitment fees and employers regularly take control of their passports when they arrive in Qatar,” explains Human Rights Watch in a description of the kafala system, which ties a migrant worker’s citizenship to his or her employer. “Migrant workers commonly complain that employers fail to pay their wages on time if at all, but are barred from changing jobs without their sponsoring employer’s consent.” Despite making up 99 percent of the private sector workforce in

Qatar, migrant workers are also prohibited from unionizing or striking.

If a worker decides to leave the country to escape these poor working conditions, he can’t do so without the explicit consent of his employer. This is all part of a clear pattern of rights denial for migrant workers, many of whom are ethnic or religious minorities.

Qatar is certainly more progressive than many of its neighbors, but that doesn’t say much in a neighborhood where women can’t drive and gays are stoned to death. Who is to say that Georgetown’s SFS-Q campus wasn’t built by migrant workers chained by the kafala system? What about protections for SFS-Q’s gay and lesbian students? Female students? Jewish students? What about student media at SFS-Q, which lacks freedom of the press? To ignore these questions in the face of all reason and reality is either negligent, deceptive or both.

These questions must be asked, if not to find answers then at least to start a dialogue around our campus in Qatar and the application of Georgetown’s stated principles that promote equity. It was the Jesuits who coined the term “social justice,” it’s the Jesuits who stress values in our daily lives and it’s now our responsibility as a Jesuit university to examine those values in the context of our own institution. We cannot continue to fulfill our mission while ignoring egregious human rights violations in our own backyard.

Speak up, Georgetown. It’s time to publicly acknowledge the harsh reality of our partnership with Qatar.

Ari Goldstein is a freshman in the College.

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This student is taking a lot of heat for speaking the truth. Read the comments!

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Letter to Brookings #StopQatarNow

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoStrobe Talbott

The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Mr. Strobe Talbott:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country who is the single biggest foreign donor to the Brookings Institution.  The New York Times penned an article in September that outlines the influence of foreign governments through the stealth funding of think tanks in the United States. The Brookings Institution was singled out as one entity receiving such funding.

Since 2008, Brookings Doha Center has operated in Qatar. The Brookings Doha Center International Advisory Council is co-chaired by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, former prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the State of Qatar and yourself.  The Center maintains a reputation for policy impact and cutting-edge, field-oriented research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues facing the broader Middle East, including relations with the United States. Brookings has ties directly to the White House, has connections within our military and influences a wide range of power brokers within the United States.

With Qatar’s long financial reach and deep pockets, their connections to and financing of terror groups such as Hamas are great areas of concern. Former US envoy Martin Indyk, John Kerry’s Middle East peace envoy, in his capacity as Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, was involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a definite conflict of interest since Qatar is widely known to fund terror in the West Bank – specifically, Hamas.  It is noteworthy that according to the US Department of State, Qatar has the worst counterterrorism record in the Middle East – worse than even Iran.  

In light of these clear and present security risks, we urge you to read the information below, which includes evidence that 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 has leveraged its relationships with violent Jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

So the public has a fuller context of the Brookings Institution’s role in impacting US policies and research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues facing the broader Middle East, and their footprint in Doha, here are some pertinent facts:

  • One year after 9/11, the US decided to form a closer relationship with Qatar and form outreach programs. The Brookings Institution – a preeminent think tank based in Washington, DC – founded the US-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) with the nation of Qatar.
  • The Brookings Institution is a major recipient of overseas funds, producing policy papers, hosting forums and organizing private briefings for senior United States government officials that typically align with the foreign governments’ agendas.
  • In 2014, Qatar has pledged a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings and it will help finance Brookings Doha Center in Qatar and its project on US relations with the Islamic world.
  • An anonymous donor at Brookings, with ties to the Turkish government, made a strong statement to a scholar there who made critical statements about Qatar by suspending their support and their money.
  • The QAC Coalition and petitioners ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities.  The links cited are vetted and credible sources.  We hope youtake 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: David M. Rubenstein and John L. Thornton, Co-Chairs of the Brookings Board of Trustees.  Media Inquiries/Events.

Qatar’s Jihad #StopQatarNow

Qatarby Brahma Chellaney:

Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country – the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms – has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.

Using its vast resources, and driven by unbridled ambition, Qatar has emerged as a hub for radical Islamist movements. The massive, chandeliered Grand Mosque in Doha – Qatar’s opulent capital – is a rallying point for militants heading to wage jihad in places as diverse as Yemen, Tunisia, and Syria. As a result, Qatar now rivals Saudi Arabia – another Wahhabi state with enormous resource wealth – in exporting Islamist extremism.

But there are important differences between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s Wahhabism is less severe than Saudi Arabia’s; for example, Qatari women are allowed to drive and to travel alone. In Qatar, there is no religious police enforcing morality, even if Qatari clerics openly raise funds for militant causes overseas.

Given this, it is perhaps unsurprising that, whereas Saudi Arabia’s sclerotic leadership pursues reactionary policies rooted in a puritanical understanding of Islam, Qatar’s younger royals have adopted a forward-thinking approach. Qatar is the home of the Al Jazeera satellite television channel and Education City, a district outside of Doha that accommodates schools, universities, and research centers.

Similar inconsistencies are reflected in Qatar’s foreign policy. Indeed, the country’s relationship with the United States directly contradicts its links with radical Islamist movements.

Qatar hosts Al Udeid air base – with its 8,000 American military personnel and 120 aircraft, including supertankers for in-flight refueling – from which the US directs its current airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Camp As-Sayliyah – another facility for which Qatar charges no rent – serves as the US Central Command’s forward headquarters. In July, Qatar agreed to purchase $11 billion worth of US arms.

Moreover, Qatar has used its leverage over the Islamists that it funds to help secure the release of Western hostages. And it hosted secret talks between the US and the Pakistan-backed Afghan Taliban. To facilitate the negotiations, Qatar provided a home, with US support, to the Taliban’s de facto diplomatic mission – and to the five Afghan Taliban leaders released earlier this year from US detention at Guantánamo Bay.

In other words, Qatar is an important US ally, a supplier of weapons and funds to Islamists, and a peace broker all at the same time. Add to that its position as the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural gas and the holder of one of its largest sovereign-wealth funds, and it becomes clear that Qatar has plenty of room to maneuver – as well as considerable international clout. Germany’s government found that out when it was forced to retract its development minister’s statement that Qatar played a central role in arming and financing the Islamic State.

Qatar’s growing influence has important implications for the balance of power in the Arab World, especially with regard to the country’s rivalry with Saudi Arabia. This competitive dynamic, which surfaced only recently, represents a shift from a long history of working in tandem to export Islamist extremism.

Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia generously supplied weapons and funds to Sunni extremists in Syria, opening the door for the emergence of the Islamic State. Both have bolstered the Afghan Taliban. And both contributed to Libya’s transformation into a failed state by aiding Islamist militias. During the 2011 NATO campaign to overthrow Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi, Qatar even deployed ground troops covertly inside Libya.

Today, however, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are on opposite sides. Qatar, along with Turkey, backs grassroots Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots in Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, and the Levant. That pits it against Saudi Arabia and countries like the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan, whose rulers view such movements as an existential threat, with some, including the House of Saud, investing in propping up autocratic regimes like their own.

Read  more at Stagecraft and Statecraft

Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, is the author of Asian Juggernaut; Water: Asia’s New Battleground; and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.

Obama to Spend $414 Mil to Rebuild Hamastan – Qatar top donor at $1 Billion #StopQatarNow

384-9XzEa.AuSt_.55-444x350Frontpage, by Daniel Greenfield:

What’s a mere $414 million? That’s not even half a billion? And we’re in an administration that uses billion dollar bills as toilet paper.

Countries from around the world have pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip

And that should do it until the next war in two years which will be partially paid for by all that money which Hamas diverts to rockets.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende announced the total Sunday at the close of a 30-nation donor conference in Cairo.

“The people of Gaza can not be held hostage to negotiations that may or may not produce the desired outcome. Letting Gaza fester while leaving the parties to their own devices is the surest way of setting ourselves up for another round of war a year or two down the road,” he said.

Actually putting more money into Hamastan is the surest way of rerunning this war a year or two down the road. But international diplomacy means never learning from history.

Among the biggest donors was Qatar, the Persian Gulf state with natural gas riches, which pledged $1 billion.

Qatar is also a prolific state sponsor of terror for groups such as ISIS and Hamas.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced an immediate American donation of $212 million, which is in addition to $202 million in humanitarian aid the U.S. had already committed.

Wasn’t that generous of him?

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world community has “clearly recognized the massive needs” in Gaza.

But he said this “must be the last Gaza reconstruction conference.” He said the “cycle of building and destroying must end. Enough is enough.”

Sure. Put more money into Hamastan and then insist that it’s going to be the last time.

Also see:

U.S.-Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State #StopQatarNow

Saudi King Abdullah, a Qatar critic, with Secretary Kerry last month. Brendan Smialowski/Press Pool

Saudi King Abdullah, a Qatar critic, with Secretary Kerry last month. Brendan Smialowski/Press Pool

By JAY SOLOMON:

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration’s alliance with Qatar is shaking the international coalition against extremist group Islamic State, according to U.S. and Arab officials who say the Gulf emirate’s ties to powerful militant and Islamist groups in the Middle East are a problem.

Qatar’s links with the main al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Nusra Front, as well as with Hamas and the Taliban in Afghanistan, are heightening concerns in Washington and Arab capitals about the long-term intentions of the monarchy.

Diplomats from Washington’s closest Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, have been warning the White House that Qatar is playing a double game in the region—publicly supporting U.S. policies while aiding its enemies. These countries have been pressing Washington to more forcefully reprimand Doha over those relationships.

Qatari officials declined to comment on the allegations.

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 formally taking part in the American-led coalition. Its air force has provided surveillance and logistical support for the ongoing attacks on Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

The U.S. Treasury also has increasingly voiced concerns about the alleged flow of Qatari money to Mideast militants, including Islamic State, Nusra Front and al Qaeda.

The concerns about support from within Qatar for the extremists comes on top of a deepening split among Washington’s key Middle Eastern allies over the role of political Islam in the region, whether in Libya, Syria or the Palestinian territories.

The division largely pits Qatar and Turkey, vocal supporters of Islamist movements, against traditional Arab monarchies in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Amman.

The White House’s Arab allies are warning the coalition fighting Islamic State risks fracturing unless all of its members commit equally to taking the necessary steps to combat the terrorist organization, primarily by ensuring that financial and diplomatic ties to extremist groups are cut.

“There must be a zero-tolerance policy” for the support of extremism, Jordan’s King Abdullah told a United Nations Security Council meeting convened last month by the U.S. to coordinate the fight against Islamic State. Arab diplomats said the monarch’s message was directed at Qatar and Turkey.

The Obama administration hasn’t publicly charged Qatar’s government of directly making these payments, but rather says it has been lax in regulating the finances of Qatari nationals, charities and Islamic organizations.

Treasury officials allege one wealthy Qatari businessman late last year transferred $2 million to a senior Islamic State commander in Syria who was in charge of recruiting foreign fighters.

Read more at Wall Street Journal

Bring ‘regime change’ to Qatar #StopQatarNow

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, shakes hands with Qatari Defense Minister Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, at the Pentagon, Monday, July 14, 2014, during a signing ceremony. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, shakes hands with Qatari Defense Minister Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, at the Pentagon, Monday, July 14, 2014, during a signing ceremony. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

For years, leaders in both political parties have allowed Qatar and Qatari entities to work against American national interests. Now “regime change” is necessary there, if the civilized world is to destroy radical, Islamist, jihadists and live in peace.

The Obama administration, already proven wrong on so many key foreign policy matters, is certainly incorrect to count Qatar as a friend of the United States and our longstanding allies in October 2014.

Qatar opened a spigot through which massive sums of money flow to politically connected cronies inside our country, and entities located there continue to work against American values so crucial to winning victory against the rising tide of murderous violence. For example, the Washington Free Beacon reported in July that “Qatar has sought to curry favor with elite Westerners, donating between $1 million and $5 million through 2013 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.”

Also, the Business Standard recently reported an investigation undertaken by the New York Times, which connected the dots of a “huge fund funneling process [that] has transformed the American think-tank world into a muscular lobbying arm of foreign governments’ in Washington.”

The donor nations included Qatar, and the think tanks included the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Council. “Scholars say these donations often contain implicit clauses that research groups would refrain from criticizing the donor governments,” the Business Standard story said.

By ceaselessly inflaming passions using Al-Jazeera, by promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, by channeling funds to terror organizations including Hamas as well as Boko Haram, and by promoting other nefarious activities, a long list of entities based in Qatar effectively constitute a corrupt foreign enterprise
that can only be dismantled once the Al-Thani family, and their allies are excised from influence.

Because America has not yet dealt appropriately with reality on the ground in Qatar, we have been spinning wheels in the sand ever since September 11, 2001, when this country finally woke up from an ignorant slumber.

Enough is enough. It is past time to cut financial support for terror groups emanating from Qatar.

One organization urging a regime change is the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition, which is an ad hoc group of journalists, retired military, publishers, and activists who are helping to spread awareness concerning the influence of Qatar — a state sponsor of terrorism — in the United States. The coalition consists of several experts on matters such as national security, Islamic terrorism and transnational organized crime. Its members consider the Qatari influence on American foreign policy to be a major threat to national security and world peace. (Disclosure: As a coalition signatory, I seek and receive no reward of any kind for my activities, which can be viewed at stopqatarnow.

In a book published in 1785, Thomas Jefferson sagely noted that corruption in politics is age old: “With money we will get men, said Caesar, and with men we will get money.”

Inside the United States, especially under the Obama administration, enforcement of laws and regulations that supposedly limit foreign powers from purchasing influence is, shall we say, “lax” and uneven.

Friends of the Obama administration do what they want, whereas enemies suffer unrelenting, continual assaults.

In theory, recipients of financial support from foreign governments must register as foreign agents—have all who received and still receive largesse from Qatar rigorously complied with the full extent of existing laws and regulations.

Only after the American public understands who benefits from Qatar, can we fashion a winning strategy with input from patriots.

Read more at Washington Times

It is Qatar, Stupid: Part 2

Patriots Duty by spongedocks:

If you live in Houston, the person next to you may be a Qatari either in country for medical care or working for a petroleum company either owned or partially owned by Qatar like Golden Pass Products.

If you live in Chicago, you may have dinner at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, owned by the Qatar Investment Authority. If you live in Washington DC, you may work or live at City Center, a fully owned Qatar real estate development.

If you walk through airports in Houston, Washington DC, New York or Chicago, you will see arrival and departure gates for Qatar Airlines. If your children are in university and want to learn Arabic, they are doing so with foreign language departments paid for in full by Qatar. In other classes, your son or daughter may be sitting next to a Qatari student or your child may have never been accepted to the school of their choice as that place was handed over to a foreign student instead getting in-State tuition. It should be noted that Sheik al Mayassa al Thani was educated both at Duke University and Columbia. He runs the Qatari Foundation that has it’s headquarters at City Center in Washington DC.

If you happen to work at a cargo port or two or more that imports natural gas, you may be employed by Qatar. One reason for terminating the Export Import Bank is due in part that the U.S. invests $2 billion in loan guarantees in a country that has an established wealth within the top world ranking, yet the bank supports operations for natural gas in Qatar that supplies Japan, India and the UK, such that the United Kingdom has enjoyed a $33 billion investment by Qatar that Great Britain received 85% of their natgas from Qatar.

th (1)Now, the United States has had a relationship with Qatar since the 1990’s and since that time, the al Thani monarchy has toggled their foreign policy relationships for many years, meaning they are manipulating for the sake of moving into a higher regional power.

This toggle/manipulation agenda is described as removing Bashir al Assad from power but yet Qatar works diligently with Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Taliban and Barack Obama has and is deferring all negotiations with those terror groups to the al Thani monarchy.

With a population of just 2.0 million, it should be noted that each resident is way above the norm for wealth and the style of living is so luxurious that up to 20% of those that live in Qatar are foreign nationals.

Qatar maintains a Shura council for day to day domestic policy and law enforcement. Political parties in Qatar are forbidden completely and their own Constitution is thin on substance, checks and balances and protections except for the monarchy ruling family and party.

th (2)When it comes to the United States and the ‘defensive’ component, sure America has CENTCOM part two there but another key military asset is al Udeid base that is designed to support efforts in Afghanistan, and this base has been expanded from the original footprint by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Secretary Chuck Hagel just recently extended a joint military cooperation agreement with Qatar for another ten years. At this location, the United States trains the Qatari military paid for by U.S. grants.

France is the largest exporter of arms to Qatar and Qatar maintains a large inventory of ‘stinger’ missiles which are sold, traded and smuggled through a black market. There are real questions that need to be answered as to why Qatar has received and bought huge numbers of various and high tech-based military assets for a military that is quite small in scale and without knowing the real outside threat to their sovereignty and safety.

While that U.S. State Department has maintained a very wide, deep and comprehensive list of terror groups, it is well known by the State Department that Qatar has key people that support these terror groups and coordinate donations from outside sources. Due in part to negotiations of the Iranian nuclear program, the Taliban, Gitmo and al Qaeda, Secretary Hillary Clinton and now John Kerry only mention these matters in passing to Qatar just to get it on the record, but otherwise nothing outside a feeble attempt to pinpoint these illicit activities has created any traction as our NSC and State needs Qatar for nefarious objectives as has been noted least of which is the Taliban 5.

th (3)The illicit activities include the facts that the Taliban 5 live in ClubMed conditions, Khalid Sheik Mohammed was provided safe haven in Qatar, Khaled Mashaal, the leader of Hamas lives fully protected in Doha and Yusuf al Qaradawi, a very old man, lives in Qatar running the Syrian and Egyptian Islamic jihad. Only recently did Qatar dispel a few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to Syria but they are well protected and other Muslim Brotherhood leadership remains in Qatar with funding continuing as it began during the Arab Spring from the elitists in Qatar. At the core of support for the Muslim Brotherhood objectives in Qatar is Emir Tamin bin Hamad. These objectives include construction projects in Gaza including electrical power plants.

Then in closing there is yet another satellite headquarters for Qatari investments that is located in Switzerland named the al Karana Foundation. This effort is led by Abdelrahman bin Umayer al Nuaymi and is well known to the global banking system(s) while no one dares to either challenge or exam the connections, transactions or causes that mostly will translate to funding going to terror groups that includes al Nusra and the Ennahda Party in Tunisia.

So you see ladies and gentlemen, dollars and terrorism is in fact a global enterprise that occurs even in alleged neutral countries, or are they in fact neutral?

First article on Qatar:  http://founderscode.com/?p=738

Qatar awareness Campaign – Letter to Harvard University

10444640_541029836027957_3198265898780002919_nDrew Gilpin Faust
Office of the President
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Dear Dr. Faust:

 

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar.  Harvard University is assisting the Qatar Foundation to establish a law school in Doha, in order to “revitalize legal education in the Middle East, and represent Islamic and Arabic legal traditions in the global dialogue on legal and governance issues.”  These traditions include Sharia law.

Harvard University is arguably the greatest institution of higher learning in the world today.  The university’s endowment fund, which invests in hedge funds and private equity funds, is valued at $36.4 billion (June 2014).  An institution with global influence of the first order, Harvard scholars help to shape policy on the domestic and international stage.

President Barack Obama himself is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and served as the president of the Harvard Law Review.  His alma mater is now partnered with Doha to found a law school focused, at least in part, on Sharia law.

Although it is not surprising that Harvard would be found in Qatar, its activities there are distinctly alarming.  Why would Harvard want to help establish an Islamic law school in Qatar, a state sponsor of terrorist groups like Hamas?  “Islamic and Arabic legal traditions” includes Sharia law, which has been the basis for the barbaric and inhuman rule of the Taliban and ISIS, both to whom Doha is financially entwined.

In light of your partnership with the Qatar Foundation to establish a law school, consider that 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 has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

Here are additional facts around Harvard’s various interactions with Qatar and the al-Thani family:

  • The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School is in a multi-year partnership with the Qatar Foundation. 2015 will mark the sixth annual IGLP Workshop; in 2013, the workshop welcomed 140 participants to Doha.
  • IGLP and Harvard Law School are also assisting the Qatar Foundation to establish a law school in Doha, which has as a goal the increased globalization of Sharia law.
  • The John F. Kennedy School of Government operates a fellowship fund, established out of a $2 million gift from the Al-Thani family.
  • In 2010, the Harvard Arab Alumni Association hosted the Fifth Annual Arab World Conference in Doha. The conference is one of “the most significant efforts to bring Harvard to the Arab world.”  The conference thanked “her highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Consort of his highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, for graciously offering her patronage to our conference; it is indeed an honor and a privilege.”
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al-Thani, a brother of the Emir of Qatar, completed a Masters degree at Harvard University. He previously attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Doha.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: David Kennedy, Faculty Director Institute for Global Law and Policy.  Media Relations, Harvard University.

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Letter to Carnegie Mellon University

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoCarnegie Mellon University

Office of the President, Dr. Subra Suresh
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-2000

Dear Dr. Suresh:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.  The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country whose capital hosts a campus of Carnegie Mellon University.  Since 2001, the Qatar Foundation has borne all campus development costs associated with the campus in Doha’s Education City. (Also see here.)

Since 2004, Carnegie Mellon has operated Carnegie Mellon in Qatar, as part of Qatar’s Education City.  The educational focus of this campus is in the sciences, including biology, business administration, and computer and information systems.  Regarding Carnegie Mellon’s computer science programs, the University has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Software Engineering Institute is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, sponsored by the Department of Defense.

We live in an age permeated by fears of devastating cyberterrorism, including to our power grid.  Carnegie Mellon’s computer science programs being a critical part of the cyber defense of the United States, it is noteworthy that according to the U.S. Department of State, Qatar has the worst counterterrorism record in the Middle East – worse than even Iran.  Equally as distressing, Doha is home to two of the largest U.S. military bases in the region, one which serves as CENTCOM for the Middle East.

In light of these clear and present security risks, we urge to you read the information below, which includes evidence that 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 has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

So the public has a fuller context of Carnegie Mellon’s role in cyber security, and their footprint in Doha, here are some pertinent facts:

  • This September, Carnegie Mellon received a $5.6 million NSF grant for Cybersecurity Education. The award “aims to strengthen the workforce charged with protecting the nation’s critical information infrastructure.
  • In 2001, the Qatar Foundation funded an initiative in Doha, the Education City. It welcomed six American universities, Carnegie Mellon, among them (in 2001), to build campuses in the complex.  The Qatar Foundation, which has noted links to terrorism, pays all associated campus development costs.
  • The September, 2014 Carnegie Mellon class will be the 11th in Qatar, with an enrollment of 427 students.
  • In April, the Department of Defense awarded Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh a five-year, $7.5 mil research grant that seeks explore the foundations of mathematics.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners 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,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) – AllenBWest.com

Charles Ortel – Washington Times

Frank Gaffney, Jr. – Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller –  Atlas Shrugs

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret) – Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch

Walid Shoebat – Shoebat.com

**

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

** Select signatures as of 9/27.  The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Ilker Baybars, Dean and CEO, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.  Ken Walters, Executive Director of Media Relations, Carnegie Mellon University.