Qatar's Support of Hamas and Jihadist Forces in the Middle East

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Qatar is unquestionably engaged in international terrorist financing, aiding Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda affiliates, Libyan Islamists, and even ISIS. The key Qatari link to the Muslim Brotherhood has been Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who broadcasts on Qatar's Al-Jazeera. Through the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar has attempted to undermine Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. By buying influence with the Muslim Brotherhood network, Qatar hoped to be in a position to build its power base with the new Muslim Brotherhood regimes that it expected would emerge.

2014-09-23 00:00:00

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