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Revealing Qatar charities that are funding the terrorism

Qatar has been funding terrorism for years via several charity organizations. Furthermore, the Qatari regime is included in sponsoring cyber jihad and also various pro-jihad publications around the world.

In fact, Qatar uses many charity institutions to spread its destructive plans, back and finance terrorist groups. Using the charitable work, Qatari authorities are providing assistance to Muslims around the world, and Qatari charitable institutions have become over the years, the a hidden support of the regime that extends to disturb the stability of Arab and even Western nations, and spreads the destruction. The most active covert charitable organizations which are involved in funding terrorism as:

RAF Foundation: 

– Funds extremists in Syria, Sudan and Libya

– Directed by the brother of the Emir of Qatar

– Has relations with Turkey

– Spent 37 million dollars in Sudan

Al Ihssan Charitable Foundation:

– The boycotting countries have listed it on terror lists

– It backs the Houthi militia in Yemen

– In July 2017, it showed that RAF, Eid are partners in development.

Sheikh Eid Charitable Foundation:

– Qatar’s hidden arm in Europe

– Was accused of backing terrorism by the Canada Revenue Agency

– In 2016, it won deals to establish 335 mosques in 17 countries.

The support of Qatar of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Turkey, and radical Islamist terrorist groups led Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE to break all relations with the Emirate, according to media reports. Qatar Charity is among the terrorist-supporting charities, which announces its mission is to participate in the preservation of Islamic culture through the construction of mosques.

Furthermore, in 2011, Eid Charity gave 385,000 QAR (about $1.4 million) for purchasing Mississauga-based Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Center and Safa and Marwa Islamic School. Five years later, in January 2016, Ibrahim Hindy, who is the imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre, known for publicly expressing backing of all Mujahideen to advance jihad everywhere, went to Qatar on a mission to collect donations.

After that, Hindy hosted Sheikh Nash’at Ahmad, who is an Egyptian Salafist preacher, was detained in Egypt for advising support of Mujahedeen carrying out global jihad and has also justified the 9/11 assaults.

Turkish charity funding terrorism

Indeed, in January 2020, a trial filed in Florida by Matthew Schrier, an American photojournalist held as an hostage in Syria by jihadist groups for 211 days, against two Qatari groups showed the relations of Turkey’s controversial charity group IHH, the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation to jihadist groups in Syria, including Al Qaeda.

It should be noted that IHH is a front charity that is known as a instrument of Turkish intelligence agency MİT and has been under investigation by the Turkish police. It was accused of transferring arms to al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists in Syria. It was also used in the transport of injured Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda troops by ambulance from Syria to Turkey.

Schrier make a trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act on Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) in January claiming that Syrian al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups Jabhat al-Nusrah (al-Nusrah Front) and Ahrar al-Sham used an international network of donors and charities to fund their terrorist activities, and that the QIB provided financial services to those donors and financial support to the charities. His complaint also alleged that the QIB donated a substantial sum to Qatar Charity.

The charge also claimed that IHH and Qatar Charity created a partnership to support the Syrian Islamic Front and Ahrar al-Sham, for example by supporting field hospitals to treat and provide non-medical services to wounded Ahrar al-Sham, Nusra Front and Syrian Islamic Front fighters. The complaint indicated the international reports blacklisting the charity and IHH as entities contaminated with funds related to terrorism.

Otherwise, Schrier was kidnapped after eighteen days from his arrival in Syria to report on the Syrian civil war by al-Nusrah in an area between Aleppo and the Turkish border, in late December 2012. The terrorist group held him as a hostage and tortured Schrier at least 10 times during that time, obliged him to see and hear the torture of other prisoners and periodically withheld water and food. Al-Nusrah handed him over to the allied Ahrar al-Sham for 46 of the 211 days of his imprisonment, which also mistreated him. Al-Nusrah is an internationally sanctioned terrorist group and has been working as a part of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) coalition since January 2017.

A US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report reported that al-Nusrah probably received logistical, financial and material assistance from the elements of the Turkish and Qatari governments.

Moreover, Ahrar al-Sham’s top commander, Abu Khaled al-Soury, co-founder of the group, battled for al-Qaeda and was close to al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and his successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. He was killed in 2014. However, the group lived and even took more influence after his assassination. In February 2018 the group combined with the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement to form the Syrian Liberation Front.

Despite German and Dutch courts designated the group as a terrorist entity, al-Sham is not officially nominated as a terrorist group by the European Union, the US or the UN. A debate has been ongoing at the UN about classify the group as a terrorist entity.

Erdoğan stopped police investigation against jihadist entity

Nordic Monitor previously published a Turkish police intelligence report suggesting how the jihadist Libyan Ben Ali group was leading its illegal activities with help of IHH Acting President Hüseyin Oruç and its then-South and East Anatolian Coordinator Selahattin Ozer. The Ben Ali group moved between Turkey and Syria to provide logistical support, purchase arms and transport injured fighters for al‐Qaeda‐affiliated terrorist organizations in Syria, according to the report.

The Turkish police also inspected IHH’s relations to Qatar Charity; however President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stopped the case in 2014. According to the investigation into al-Qaeda cells in Turkey, İbrahim Şen (37), a sentenced al-Qaeda terrorist who was arrested in Pakistan on claimed al-Qaeda relations and transferred to Guantanamo, where he was kept until 2005, was working in a recruitment and trafficking drive between Turkey and Syria and using the IHH to cover the terror network. The investigation had revealed Qatar Charity’s contacts to the IHH offices in Turkish provinces bordering Syria and Iran, which were used by Şen’s network at the time.

Because of his political cover from the government, Şen was saved from legal issues, he was detained in January 2014 and accused in October 2014 however he let go at the first hearing of the trial in October 2014. Turkish police officers were then discharged and the investigation was muted.

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