Qatar supports terrorism in Africa to spread chaos in the region



Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 04:10 GMT


Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 04:10 GMT

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani - File Photo

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani - File Photo

CAIRO – 23 October 2017: The Qatari opposition revealed information on Monday about Qatar’s approaches in supporting terrorist groups in Africa. They were aiming to spread chaos across the region including in Egypt and Libya.

On its official Twitter account, the opposition said that Qatar has been exploiting the humanitarian needs of poor African countries to serve its own agenda. To further explain Qatar’s blueprint in Africa, the opposition said in Mali that the Qatari regime finances rebels, affiliated to al-Qaeda, to disturb the country’s security and stability.

In addition, there are Qatari aircrafts that daily land in Mali with massive amounts of weapons. The opposition added that Qatar eyes natural resources in Mali such as gas and uranium.

Moreover, the opposition stated that Qatar transfers terrorists to Libya through Khartoum; explaining that Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, former Emir of Qatar, has strong ties with Sudan’s Brotherhood group and the Sudanese National Congress Party. The opposition stated that the Qatari Foundation supports terrorists and funds armed groups in Libya.

Libyan army spokesperson, Ahmed al-Mesmari, said in statements on Monday that Qatar smuggles terrorists to Libya, Sudan and Egypt. He added that all remaining elements of the Islamic State (IS), the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda groups are gathering again in Libya and planning to form a new alliance to spread chaos in the region supported by Qatar.

Earlier in October, several reports indicated that Qatar finances the Somalia al-Shabaab and Nigeria Boko Haram terrorist groups. According to Qatarileaks, the opposition website, Qatar uses these terrorist groups to drain African resources.

Dhahi Khalfan, former United Arab Emirates (UAE) police chief, said on his official Twitter account that some parties invest in terrorism to spread chaos in North Africa. He added that the Qatari regime’s dishonest and deceptive strategy is destructive to the region.

To understand Qatar’s role in supporting terrorism in Africa, Egypt Today spoke to a group of experts on this topic. Islamic researcher, Hisham al-Najjar, said that Qatar funds terrorist groups in Africa, specifically North Africa, in return for full allegiance. The researcher added that these terrorists carry out their attacks based on orders and directions by Qatar.

Former Muslim Brotherhood leader, Tariq al-Beshbishi, said that Qatar invests in terrorism in North Africa as there are large deserts in North Africa that are suitable for terrorists’ camps. He said that these groups are supported by Qatari funds and the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria, to spread violence and chaos in the region. He added that these areas extend to the western border of Egypt, which terrorists smuggle through to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt, on behalf of Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood.

On 5 June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar over supporting terrorism and providing safe havens for unwanted terrorists. The Arab Quartet demanded that Qatar halts funding to terrorists. On Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly, Qatar called for an unconditional dialogue with the Arab Quartet based on mutual respect for sovereignty, while strongly criticizing the four Arab countries.



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