Your guide to Qatari-linked terrorist list revealed on Friday



Fri, 09 Jun 2017 - 02:26 GMT


Fri, 09 Jun 2017 - 02:26 GMT

71 entities named terrorists by Egypt, KSA, UAE and Bahrain - Photo by Egypt Today

71 entities named terrorists by Egypt, KSA, UAE and Bahrain - Photo by Egypt Today

CAIRO – 9 June 2017: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced in a joint statement early on Friday that they have included 59 individuals and 12 organizations with ties to Qatar on their terrorism watch list.

“Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain are unified in their ongoing commitment to combating terrorism, drying up the sources of its funding, countering extremist ideology and the tools of its dissemination and promotion, and to working together to defeat terrorism and protect all societies from its impact,” the statement said.

The statement added that the continuous and ongoing “violations” of the Authorities in Doha of Qatar’s commitments and obligations enshrined in agreements to which it is a signatory, have necessitated The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain to act to update their respective lists of designated terrorist organizations and individuals.

Egypt Today gives you the details of the individuals that were placed on Egypt, KSA, UAE and Bahrain’s terrorist lists:

Hamed Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ali

Nationality: Kuwaiti

Date of birth: 1960

Position: The general secretary of Salafi movement in Kuwait

Activities: jailed for four years in charges of committing actions destabilize Kuwait

Issued a fatwa that forbids cutting off relations with Qatar

Ayman Ahmed Abdel Ghani Hassanein

Nationality: Egyptian

Position: An Engineer and a member of the supreme committee of the dissolved Freedom and Justice Party

Criminal history: Accused of funding the terrorist group known as “Helwan” brigades, and coordinating with the Muslim Brotherhood students inside Universities, to incite them to commit actions that destabilize the academic environment. Fled to Qatar after the disperse of “Rabba’” sit-in.

Assem Abdel-Maged Mohamed Madi

Nationality: Egyptian

Position: A member of “al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya”

Criminal Record: Accused of assassinating the late President Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 1982, sentenced to execution in 2013.

Lives currently in Qatar.

Yahya Aqil Salman Aqeel

Nationality: Egyptian

Position: A member of what is called the “legitimate Parliament” which is known to support the terrorist group in Sinai Peninsula

Criminal History: Supports the terrorist groups in Sinai

Support the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Ahmed Fouad Ahmed Gad Beltagy

Nationality: Egyptian

Position: Businessman

Criminal history: Included in the terrorist watch list since 2015 and all his financial assets are frozen.

Mohamed El-Saghir Abdel Rahim Mohamed

Nationality: Egyptian

Position: Azhar University staff member – Endowments Minister’s advisor under the Muslim Brotherhood rule

Criminal History: A leading member in El-Gama'a El-Islamiyya (Islamic Group) in Egypt and one of the main Islamist who incite violence. He kept moving between Turkey and Qatar within the last years.

Wajdi Abdelhamid Mohamed Ghoneim

Nationality: Egyptian

Date of Birth: February 8, 1951

Place of Birth: Alexandria

Position: A preacher in the Muslim Brotherhood

Criminal record: He was detained in Egypt for eight times in 1981, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1998.

He was arrested in the United States for his terrorist statements and was sent for a year in prison before he was finally deported.

He was banned from entering a number of countries such as Bahrain, South Africa and Yemen until he settled in Qatar.

Qatar asked him to leave its territory in 2014.

He has many fatwas (Islamic rulings) calling for the killing of officers of the army and police as well as Copts.

Hassan Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Al Dokki Al Houti

Nationality: UAE

Date of Birth: 1957

Place of Birth: Ras al-Khaimah emirate

He is a Muslim Brotherhood member

Activities: He is accused of forming the secret organization of the Brotherhood in the UAE. He is also charged for participating in several terrorist attacks as well as recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood’s youth to carry out terrorist acts.

Hakem Abysan Al-Humaidi Al-Mutairi

Nationality: Kuwait

Date of Birth: November 7, 1964

Place of Birth: Kuwait

Activities: The current president of the unauthorized Umma Party in Kuwait. He is also former Secretary General of the Salafi Movement in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti Court of Appeal sentenced him to two years in jail. He was accused of involvement in turmoil acts targeting to destabilize Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Abdullah Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Moheiseni

Nationality: Saudi Arabia

A member of Nusra Front terrorist group

Activities: He is the Mufti of Nusra Front in Syria. The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on him for belonging to terrorist groups. He was responsible for recruitment of terrorist elements in Syria and collecting funds to support terrorist groups in Syria.

Abdul Wahab Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al-Hmeikani

Nationality: Yemeni


- Money transaction to Al-Qaeda

- Terror bombs in Yemen

- Recruiting militants for IS in Yemen

- Yemeni Minister of Endowments’ Mufti

Khalifa Bin Mohamed Al-Rayan

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: Financing terrorist groups

Notes: Qatari Islamic preacher. The U.S. added him to the list of terrorism financers.

Abdullah Bin Khalid Al Thani

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: Covering up for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a militant held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges

Notes: Member of the Qatari royal family

Job: Appointed Minister of Endowment in September 1992, Minister of Internal Affairs in 1996 and Minister of Interior in 2001 until 2013

Abdul Rahim Ahmed Al-Haram

Nationality: Qatari

Job: Journalist

Hajjaj bin Fahad Mohammed Al-Ajami

Nationality: Kuwaiti

Job: Salafist preacher

Both U.S. and U.N. accused him of supporting and financing Al-Nusra Front of Al-Qaeda

Accused of supporting Muslim extremists in Syria

Included in U.N.’s Black List of Terrorism

Mubarak Mohammed Al-Ajami

Nationality: Qatari

Gaber Bin Nasser Al-Marri

Nationality: Qatari

Job: Qatari daily “Al-Arab” editor-in-chief

- Wrote several articles criticizing states that fight terrorism

- Wrote several articles against Egypt and its regime

- Used to defend Qatar and its terrorism financing in his article

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Nationality: Egyptian, Qatari

Job: Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Doha

Leading figure of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Accused of escaping Wadi El Natrun prison, dropping his Egyptian citizenship, inciting violence against Egypt and joining a terrorist organization

He articulated his permission of suicide bombing if required by the group

He is banned from entering the U.S., U.K. and France

Mohammed Jassim Al-Sulaiti

Nationality: Qatari

Job: Rescue Coordinator at Qatar Charity

Name: Ali bin Abdullah Al Suwaidi

Nationality: Qatari

Job: General Manager of El Sheikh Charity Foundation

Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy

Nationality: Qatari

Born in 1965

UN-designated Al-Qaeda sympathizer and facilitator since 2008, and faced funding terrorists accusations in the same year by the Bahraini criminal court.

He is related to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mater mind behind 9/11 attacks.

Al-Subaiy still acts as A Terrorist organizations fundraiser, including Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria Al-Nusra front, Funneling dollars into al Qaeda-related individuals in Iraq and Syria.

He still works for the Qatari Central bank, department of Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.

“He had lived freely in Qatar for a number of years in the 1990s despite being wanted even at that stage by the US for terror offences,” telegraph reported in October 2014.

Abdulmalek Mohammed Youssef Othman Abdulsalam

Nationality: Jordanian

A Jordanian national who was rumored to serve as the emir of "Lebanon state" cell belonging to ISIS; however, some media reports claimed that he is only linked to Nusra Front not ISIS.

Security reports still confirm that he lives in Lebanon, where he is operating some radical groups.

In 2013, The Lebanese General Security Department detained him over terrorism related convictions.

During his term in Roumieh Prison in Lebanon, where he was believed hatch escape plans for the extremists to help support home-grown terrorist groups.

Ashraf Mohamed Yousef Abdulsalam

Nationality: Jordanian

A Jordanian and Syria-based leader actor at Al- Nusra front leader, who was added to the international terror lists over links to Qaeda and Nusra front

A financer of Nusra Front in Syria and Al-Qaeda in Iraq and strongly related to the Qatari Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy, one of the 9- 11 attacks plotters.

Funneled thousands of dollars to Muhsin al-Fadhli, a senior leader of Al-Qaeda- related Khorasan group, which is operating in Syria.

Ibrahim Issa Haji Muhammad al-Bakr

Nationality: Qatari

A Qatari US treasury secretary- designated terrorist since 2014. Al-Bakr played a crucial role in the attack that targeted Air Base in Qatar in 2006.

Abdul Aziz bin Khalifa Al-Attiyah

Nationality: Qatari

The cousin of Qatari foreign minister and a former member of the Qatar Olympic Committee was sentenced to 7 years in absentia by the Lebanese court of funding international terrorism.

Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyahthe ,the former minister of energy and industry and the incumbent chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority is Al-Attyah’s cousin.

He announced his support to Osama bin Laden and Qaeda Syrian affiliate Nusra Front, alongside with ISIS.

In 2012, he met with to Wolf of Al-Qaeda,” Umar al-Qatari,” who is internationally labeled as Al-Qaeda fundraiser, alongside with Shadi al-Mawlawi.

Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: An Iran-based al-Qaeda facilitator.

Helped facilitating travel for extremists to Afghanistan.

He still holds a valid Qatari Passport and used to work for the Qatari Interior Ministry.

Abdallah Ghanim Mafuz Muslim al-Khawar

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: A U.S. treasury- designated al-Qaeda facilitator and financier since 2011

He used to facilitate travel for jihadists to Afghanistan.

Abdullatif bin Abdullah Al-Khuwari

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: in 2012, he acted as a Al-Qaueda money Facilitator , and was added to the US treasury secretary terror list in 2015

He is related to Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan and Ibrahim Issa Hajji, who acted as an al Qaeda facilitator in Pakistan.

Mohamed Said Al-Sokatry

Nationality: Qatar

Activities: Acted as media correspondent to the Syria-based Madad Ahl elsham. His role was mainly premised on raising funds for Al-Nusra Front by a Volunteer Centre to purge Syria from shtiti elements.

He published support tweets to Qassam Brigades.

Abdul Rahman Bin Umair Al Nuaimi

Nationality: Qatar

Activities: He was accused of transferring $600,000 to Al Qaeda via its representative in Syria.

Transferring of monthly $2 million to Al Qaeda in Iraq for a period of time.

Providing finance assistance of $250 thousands of dollars a month to Somali extremist group al-Shabab.

Saad bin Saad Mohammed Sharian Al Kaabi

Nationality: Qatari

Activities: since 2013, Al-Kaabu has acted as Al-Nusra Front fundraiser. Also, he acted as a mediator to deliver ransom money to release hostages held by AL-Nusra, an action believed to be a cover for a possible fund for the terrorist group.

Ali Mohamed al-Sallabi

Nationality: Libyan
Birth place: Benghazi, Libya
Date of Birth: 1963
Occupancy: Writer and political analyst

Sallabi has joined the Muslim Brotherhood group and moved to live in Qatar for a while, where he studied under the leading figure of the outlawed group Sheikh Yusuf al- Qaradawi.

He made several appearances on the Qatari-sponsored TV station Al-Jazeera Network, in which he announced his alliances with al-Qaradawi and his pro-Islamism ideological positions.

He was detained under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, but then turned close to the late ruler’s son Saif el-Islam Gaddafi, in a series of negotiations to release Islamist prisoners.

Abdelhakim Belhadj

Nationality: Libyan
Birth date: May 1, 1966.
Occupancy: He is the former head of the Tripoli Military Council in late August 2011, and was the emir of the defunct anti-Gaddafi Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. He is also the leader of the conservative Islamist al-Watan Party.

In 2004, Belhadj was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia after he was tracked by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA.) He was then transferred to Bangkok to be investigated before he was deported to Libya; he was held at the Abu Salim prison for seven years.

In September 5, 2011, Belhadj demanded an apology from Britain and the United States after he revealed documents indicating that both countries were involved in a scheme to arrest and torture him in Gaddafi-affiliated prisons. He said that he was investigated then by British detectors.

Belhadj reacted in favor of Qatar after several countries announced severing ties with the tiny gulf state, saying on his Twitter account: “Sad to see such stances from Arab nations.”

Mahdi al-Harat

Nationality: Irish-Libyan
Birth place: Tripoli, Libya
Birth date: 1973
Occupancy: Former co-commander of the Tripoli Brigade during the Libyan Civil war; he was also the commander of Liwaa al-Umma, anti-Syrian regime militant group.

He is the founder of the paramilitary group “Liwaa al-Umma” that is fighting against the Syrian government.

In 2012, a Spanish newspaper reported that its correspondent met with three Libyans in Mount Zawiya region in Syria, one of them was Harati. While the Irish government revealed in 2012 that Harati works as an agent with the CIA, where he is assigned to transport financial aid secretly from the agency to the Islamist movements in Libya during their campaign to oust Gaddafi regime at that time.

Ismail Mohamed al-Sallabi

Birth Date: 1976

Affiliations: terrorist Martyr group

Activity: He is considered a dangerous spy in Libya and is dubbed by security experts as “dark bat.”

He has close connections with Al-Qaeda and Brotherhood leaders including Khairat al-Shater, Mahmoud Ezzat and the ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

El-Sadiq Abdul Rahman el-Ghariani

Nationality: Libyan
Birth place: Tripoli, Libya
Birth date: December 8, 1942.
Occupancy: He has been the Grand Mufti of Libya since 2012.

- Issued Fatwas (Islamic edicts) inciting murder in Libya.
- Has tight connections with terrorist groups in Qatar.
- Called on Libyans to stop supporting the interim government in Libya “Government of National Accord,” warning them of God punishment.

Hamad Abdullah al-Fatis el-Mary

Nationality: Qatari
Affiliation: Commander of Special forces in Qatar
Activities: Involved in Gaddafi murder and participated in terrorist operations in Libya

Mohamed Ahmed Shawqy el-Islambouli

Nationality: Egyptian

He is the brother of Khaled Islambouli, an army officer who orchestrated and participated in the assassination of the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981.

He fled Egypt in 80s heading to Iran, where he lived for five years. He is among those labeled “Afghan Arabs,” a term referred to Arabs and Muslims who traveled to Afghanistan to participate in the war against the Soviet Union.

He was sentenced to life in 1999 in absentia in the case known as the “Returnees from Albania” and he had strong relation with Al-Qaeda founder Usama bin Laden.

He currently resides in Istanbul and was arrested by the Turkish authorities in August 2014 but then was released.

Tarek al-Zumar

Nationality: Egyptian
Occupancy: Chariman of the al Gama’a al-Islamiyya, and was a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

Crimes: He is accused in a number of terror-related cases and charges with inciting violence.

He is involved in Sadat assassination. He currently lives in Qatar and has voiced incitement against Egyptian police, army and current regime.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud Mohamed Afifi

Nationality: Egyptian

Birth date: July 14, 1947

Birth place: Menoufia, Egypt.

Occupancy: Professor at the Agricultural Research Institute.

Charges: He is sentenced to death in absentia in the case known over blocking Qalub road in July 2013, following the ouster of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Despite his criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Abdel Maqsoud later had close relations with Morsi, who before assuming power was the head of the Freedom and Justice party, the political wing of the outlawed group.

Following the June 30 Uprising, he fled to Qatar, and has a record of radical fatwas (Islamic edicts) like: a wife can seek divorce if her husband was supporting the regime.



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