by John D. Guandolo
Qatar is currently hosting the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup soccer competition despite the fact Qatar is one of the world’s most prolific financiers of global terrorism.
Qatar’s primary competition venue is called “Khalifa International Stadium.” This is important to know since Khalifa is the Islamic legal term for the Caliph or Ruler of the Global Islamic State.
At UTT we call this an “Investigative Clue.”
Qatar is a jihadi (terrorist) state which supports the global jihadi Movement and military jihadi groups like Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Hizbollah (Iran), Hamas, and others.
A short report from FDD in 2020 detailing more of this can be found here.
The second largest charity in Qatar – Sheikh Eid bin Mohammad al Thani Charitable Foundation – was founded by a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, has terrorists on its board, pours hundreds of millions of dollars into the global jihadi Movement, and is openly endorsed by the Qatari government.
Another noteworthy data point is that “9/11 Mastermind” Khaled Sheikh Mohammad (KSM) was directly supported by the founder of the above Qatari charity, Sheikh Eid bin Mohammad al Thani himself, and KSM was given safe haven in Qatar for years, even serving as a Project Manager for the Qatari Ministry of Electricity and Water.
None of this dissuaded FIFA from hosting the competitions in Qatar despite public comments from the Qatari government that homosexuality, adultery, intoxication, and other violations of sharia would be dealt with harshly per Islamic law.
Incidentally, most of the media was very careful to only discuss the “harsh” laws of Qatar without mentioning the laws in Qatar follow normative and universally taught Islam.
Should FIFA be hosting the World Cup in Qatar, and how responsible is FIFA for getting in bed with this terrorist state?
Consider the following: (1) The U.S. government continues to work closely with Qatar in its counterterrorism efforts and joint military operations; (2) Qatar is the largest donor of major U.S. think tank Brookings Institute; (3) Qatar finances the RAND Policy Trust; and (4) Qatar hosts eight international university campuses near Doha, including the Virginia Commonwealth, Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Northwestern, HEC Paris, University College London.
How many former U.S. military generals and admirals are lining their pockets with Qatars blood money?
Its easy to see how FIFA might think the terrorist state of Qatar is actually “OK.”