Skip to comments.We Will Regret Having Qatar as an Ally Qatar a U.S. Ally? Think Again
Posted on 02/27/2012 2:36:20 PM PST by bayouranger
After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an ally. For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our ally, Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing.
Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism and to spout the most vile forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism. Support flows to the Muslim Brotherhood and Wahhabist ideologues from Qatar.
Soeren Kern wrote an eye-opening article about Qatars role in funding the spread of radical Islam in the West. In France, it is spending $65 million on low-income suburbs inhabited mostly by Muslim immigrants. Hundreds of these areas were coined by Dr. Daniel Pipes as "No-Go Zones" after the French government designated them as Sensitive Urban Zones because of their hostility to authority. When the police dare to enforce the law in these areas, violent riots are often sparked that quickly spiral out of control.
Qatar funds many of the mosques in Italy, 60% of which are controlled by Muslim Brotherhood entities, including a mega-mosque in Sicily. Another mega-mosque is being built with Qatari financing in Ireland.
The U.S. has reached out to Qatar for help in negotiating with the Taliban, toppling Moammar Qaddafi, helping the Syrian opposition battle Bashar Assad and in all likelihood, various other important issues behind-the-scenes. A heavy price comes with enlisting Qatars help. Whenever it is given the opportunity, Qatar uses its influence to help the Islamists overpower their secular democratic rivals.
Hamas has moved out of Syria and is dispersing its leadership to various countries, reportedly including Qatar. Israel has expressed anger over Qatars growing closeness to Hamas. The Taliban opened an office in Doha as part of its negotiations with the U.S. Sheikh Qaradawi has been outrageously given a key role in these talks. The Muslim Brotherhood and the even more radical Salafists used their resources in Qatar to win overwhelming victories in Egypts elections. An investigation found that millions of dollars from Qatar had gone to just a single Salafist organization.
In Libya, Qatar was the first Arab country to militarily back the opposition fighting Qaddafi. The U.S. was elated that Qatar secretly deployed hundreds of soldiers to train, arm and oversee rebel operations. When the NATO mission in Libya expired, the Qatar-led Friends of Libya coalition replaced its role. And what has Qatar used its influence to accomplish?
Its arms and money were directed towards the Islamist militias and political forces. One of Qatars allies in Libya is Abdel-Hakim Belhaj. He used to lead the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an Al-Qaeda affiliate. Ayman al-Zawahiri designated him as the emir of the mujahideen in Libya. The Qatar-based Muslim Brotherhood cleric, Sheikh Ali Sallabi, oversaw the organizations operations in Libya. His newly-formed political party seeks Sharia-based governance.
Sallabi and Belhaj led the charge against Mahmoud Jibril, the new secularist Prime Minister. Jibril resigned after Qaddafi was killed, admitting that he was outmatched. He immediately began warning of what Qatar is up to. When the military tried to bring Belhajs militia under its authority, he refused as the Qatari chief of staff looked on. The Qatari-backed Islamist bloc in Libya successfully had one of their own named as the Minister of Religious Affairs. He immediately got to work declaring elements of Sharia to be the law of the land. The struggle between the secularists and Islamists over the future of Libya continues, while the secularists complaints about Qatari influence falling on deaf ears.
Qatar is doing the same thing in Syria. Belhaj, the exact same proxy used to bolster the Islamists in Libya, has teamed up with the Syrian rebels who have nowhere else to go for outside help. The Syrian National Council, an umbrella of opposition forces, sent a delegation to meet with Sheikh Qaradawi in Qatar. Secularists in Syria, like those in Libya, are warning of the rising Islamist influence among the opposition. It is reported that the Saudis and Qataris are secretly funding arms purchases by the Syrian rebels. The Arab League recently endorsed sending financial aid to the opposition.
Qatars support for the Islamist cause isnt anything new. In 1996, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed avoided arrest by the U.S. with the help of a member of the Royal Family. Documents published by Wikileaks show that there is strong evidence that three Qataris were involved in 9/11 and escaped back home. In 2009, a State Department memo said that Qatar is considered the worst in the region when it comes to cooperation in the War on Terror.
Qatar is the bank for the Islamist current within the Arab Spring and a major promoter of the ideology in the Western world. And as it writes the checks, the U.S. is applauding its ally for allowing us to lead from behind.
Sorry to read this, as I fly Qatar Airlines between Europe and Cebu. Their airline is in the top five of the world
with five stars. No American carrier has over 3 stars.
I also watch a few documentaries on their Aljazera news network.
Oh..there’s so much more that isn’t very well known.
Al-jiz is nothing more than a jihadist front group spreading propaganda on a level par with Nazi Germany’s, BUT you ave to listen to the “Arabic version” whereas the English version is palatable for Western Infidels & “intellectuals” from the State Dept.
Check memri.org for their report on Al-jiz but sit down when you read it.
“Oh..theres so much more that isnt very well known.”
Oh, I know that they are the enemy, but I have no problem
watching a few human interest stories and to get a better feel of how Muzies think.
“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” Sun-tzu
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu
I have to ask, is that why we have a muslim, the Grand Ghazi in our White House?
“I have to ask, is that why we have a muslim, the Grand Ghazi in our White House?”
Well, that has nothing to do with it, and I do not know if he is a Muslim, or not. I just know he is sympathetic to them, and he had Muslim relatives
I have no doubt, however, that he is a Marxist/Communist
Obumbo is POTUS because Americans have been dumbed down to moron level by education from k through grad school, and the Marxist media.
The idiots now outnumber true Americans.
Obama is a Muslim wanabe or Wahabe.
As time goes on the evidence of this administration and Obamas sympathies are adding up.
If it looks like a duck quacks like a duck.
The term Al-Takeyya means:
Within Islam there are certain provisions under which lying and deceiving is not simply tolerated, but actually encouraged.
Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers; if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah, except by way of prevention that ye may guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you to remember Himself for the final goal is to Allah. - Quran - Surah 3:28
Obamas sympathies for Islam mounts
One of the prettiest sounds on earth is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.
Barack Hussein Obama as quoted by Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times - March 6, 2007
The FIRST thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was to attempt to declare a Muslim holiday. Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day. It did not pass.
His biological father was a Muslim.
Because his biological father was a Muslim the Islam world thinks he is a Muslim.
His stepfather was a Muslim.
As a child Barry was enrolled in school as a Muslim in Jakarta Indonesia. An Indonesian Madrasa.
Barack Hussein Obamas first and middle names are Arabic Muslim names.
Barack was the name for Mohammads horse. Husein, enough said.
Obama recited the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer, which includes a vow of fidelity to Islam, in flawless Arabic on a radio program. - Nikolos Kristoff, NYTs, 3-06-07 (***this one is a gottcha moment***)
On that same program he said he thinks the call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on earth.
Obama belonged to Rev. Wrights (a former Muslim) church for twenty years. Many congregants are Muslims.
Obamas said that the U.S. is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.
Obama holds Muslim celebrations in the WH but canceled the National Day of Prayer.
President Obamas religious adviser, Eboo Patel, once deemed the United States the ideal place for the renewal of Islam.
Obama does not give gifts on Christmas.
Obama doesnt celebrate his birthday.
Obama falsely attributes Muslim participation in the founding of America.
Obama required that the cross be covered when he gave a speech at Notre Dame.
Christian symbol covered up during Obamas Georgetown speech
Obamas first major speech in office was a Muslim outreach speech in Cairo Egypt.
The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.
Obama gave strong support to the Cordoba House community center and mosque to be built at the Ground Zero site of Sep. 11, 2001 at a dinner celebrating the days end of the first day of Ramadan at the WH.
Obama tasked NASA with a mission of Muslim outreach.
Obama referred to his faith as my Muslim faith gaffe in an interview with George Stephanopolous.
Pushes Islamic freedom of religion but not Jewish or Christian freedoms. Several weeks ago he told Israel NOT to build settlements in East Jerusalem. But OK to build that Mosque at Ground Zero.
a special thanks to cruise missile
“Obama is a Muslim wanabe or Wahabe.”
That may be so, but I am not going to waste my time over his religion.
If that is your sole concern, so be it.
I am far more worried about his destruction of America with
his Communist ways and his fat-cat rich puppet masters, such as Soros and Immelt.
You will not git rid of him by screaming MuZi-Muzi.
The dude is a muslim. Islam is antithetical to western man and the christian based product known as democracy that we know. He is also a marxist from his dad. He is also anti English Monarchy and anti colonialist. He is anti g7 of which America is the hub.
All of these things are contrary to our cultural values and history. Islam is absolutely equal to anti-christ , which is codified in the Koran.
“All of these things are contrary to our cultural values and history. Islam is absolutely equal to anti-christ , which is codified in the Koran.”
I do not know why you are telling this to me.
You are preaching to the choir.
I have plenty of reasons to despise Obumbo without having to
complain about his religion, whatever it may be.
I consider him an atheist, so jumping on the Muzi point is a waste of time, and to many you will look like a kooky conspiracy nut.
When Obumbo starts waving around and preach from the Koran, only then will anyone take notice and get exercised.
Yes. This is the nub of the article, and it is certainly something which needs to be discussed.
Qatar has come out of the GFC as leader of the Gulf States - its economy had a much better, conservative set up. They were able to buy the others up. Other nations, like Libya, they overthrew by force - aided by NATO. Qatar now owns at least one of Libya's banks - they just took it, like a slice of pie. Economic and military power working together. Since they took an interest in the Taliban, the level of violence in Afghanistan has become more deadly.
While showing the face of an ally, Qatar looks like a very dangerous rival indeed.
“While showing the face of an ally, Qatar looks like a very dangerous rival indeed.”
I am NOT defending Qatar, or ANY Muzi country.
I said that I used Qatar Airways as it was the only airline that would fly me from Vienna to Cebu city with only one stop.
Qatar is one of only five airlines that has a five star rating. No American carrier has over three.
As for Obumbo, I am sure he is sympathetic to the Muzies, but since he a true narcissist, I suspect he is an atheist.
To my knowledge he and his family have yet to attend a DC church.