The Kuwaiti Preacher Hamid Hamad al-Ali - File photo
CAIRO- 26 July 2017: Hamid Hamad al-Ali was sanctioned by the UN and the US government in 2014 for raising funds, recruiting and facilitating the travel of fighters looking to join al-Nusra Front in Syria.According to the UN, Hamid Hamad al-Ali attempted to mediate a reconciliation between the leaders of al-Nusra Front and Daesh (ISIS), and has traveled to Syria several times to meet with al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani and Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Hamid Hamad al-Ali referred to himself as an “al-Qaeda commando.”
Hamid Hamad al-Ali assisted al-Qaeda led fundraising campaigns in Qatar. In 2013, Hamid Hamad al-Ali solicited donations for terrorist militants in Syria alongside Qatari nationals Saad bin Saad al-Kabi and Abd al-Latif al-Kawari, UN and US sanctioned al Qaida facilitators.
Also in 2013, Hamid Hamad al-Ali endorsed the Ansar al-Sham Campaign which raised funds in Qatar for the procurement of weapons, artillery and aid to terrorist militants in Syria. The Ansar al-Sham campaign solicited donations on social media from Qatar-based supporters for al-Nusra Front.
Hamid Hamad al-Ali supported deceased al-Qaeda leader Muhammad Yusuf Uthman Abd al-Salam (aka Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari) and his Jund al-Aqsa militia in Syria. Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari found refuge in Qatar after he fled Iraq around 2004, having been identified as a leader of al Qaeda in Iraq along with Abu Musab al Zarqawi. In Qatar, Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari was a financial and logistical facilitator for terrorist fighters in Iraq, according to a biography published by his supporters. Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari later moved to Syria to establish the US sanctioned Jund al-Aqsa militia.
He was labeled as an extremist preacher after he issued Fatwas calling states such as Kuwait infidels, provoking terrorist groups into waging attacks on those states, few years before 9/11 attacks he orchestrated a speech encouraging flying planes into buildings during suicide operations, the controversy had glued to Al-Qaeda’s terrorist plots.