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  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to FIFA on Slave Labor

    10/21/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O. Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland Dear Mr. Blatter: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. FIFA is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, and this decision has proved anything but uncontroversial. Not the least, because of bribery charges. In September 2013, the UK’s The Guardian ran a feature story on Qatar’s “World Cup slaves.” These slaves, foreign workers who are flown...
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: THE UNAPOLOGETIC BENEFICIARY OF A TERROR REGIME

    10/21/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 21, 2014 | C. Nethery
    DESCRIPTION: Georgetown University is the beneficiary of funds from Qatar, the same country which funds Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Let us imagine a hypothetical scenario, shall we? You have a friend. In spite of a few personal shortcomings and a penchant for choosing some unsavory friends in his other social groups, from what you can tell, he shares similar ideals, political views and objectives. One day, your friend approaches you with an idea. Why dont I build and pay for a mother-in-law suite in my backyard which you can live in, and youll only have to pay for the...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign ExxonMobil @StopQatarNow

    10/20/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | October 20, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Rex W. Tillerson ExxonMobil Corporate Headquarters 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard Irving, Texas 75039-2298 Dear Mr. Tillerson: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Of all the American companies currently involved with Qatar, none is more responsible for Qatars economic success than ExxonMobil. Indeed, Qatar has the worlds highest per capita GDP, at $102,100 (2013). The United States has two massive military bases in Qatar: Al Udeid, the home of CENTCOM for the region, and As Sayliyah, the largest...
  • Al-Qaida calls for revolt against Arab rulers

    02/26/2011 1:36:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    AP News ^ | Feb 26, 2011 | AP
    Al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen urged Muslims to revolt against Arab rulers and establish governments based on Islamic law, according to an audio tape posted Saturday on militant websites.
  • Al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen fire rocket towards U.S. embassy, say revenge for drone strike

    09/27/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/27/2014
    (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before. The rocket landed 200 meters from the heavily fortified embassy, which lies in a compound surrounded by high walls, hitting members of the Yemeni special police force who guard the site. At least two were injured, police said. The attacker fired the rocket from a M72 light anti-tank weapon from a car before speeding away, a police...
  • Gulf Arabs demand return of state authority in Yemen

    10/01/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-2-2014
    Gulf Arab states have demanded the restoration of government authority in Yemen, issuing a thinly veiled criticism of rebels with ties to Iran who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Fighters from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement seized Sanaa on Sept. 21 after overrunning an army brigade affiliated to the moderate Islamist Islah party, making them effectively the power brokers in the country. The Houthis have since refused to quit the capital, which they control despite an agreement they signed with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to make them a part of the government. An emergency meeting of Gulf Cooperation...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Lockheed Martin on Arms Sales to Qatar

    10/18/2014 9:21:33 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Marillyn A. Hewson Lockheed Martin 6801 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20817-1877 Dear Ms. Hewson: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Lockheed Martin, a major American military contractor, has been one of the largest suppliers of sophisticated weapons systems to the terrorist-sponsor State of Qatar for several years. For the better part of 2014, one of Qatars creations the genocidal Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) - has been on the warpath in Syria and Iraq. The media reports...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Cited for Anti-Semitic Works at Intl Book Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)

    10/15/2014 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:39 AM | Moshe Philips and Benyamin Korn
    International donors this week praised the leaders of the Palestinian Authority as moderate peace-seekers who can be trusted with billions of dollars in aid for Gazaat the very same time the PA was being named second worst offender for distributing anti-Semitic publications at Europe's largest book fair. The European branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, headed by Dr. Shimon Samuels, this week released its list of those who circulated anti-Semitic books and magazines at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest annual gathering of publishers in Europe. Qatar was cited as the Worst Offender of 2014. But the Qataris had stiff...
  • Georgetown University Student Harassed For Standing Against Schools Ties To Qatar

    10/14/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 14, 2014 | Chris Nethery
    As people have become increasingly aware, Qatar has been and continues to be a major funding source for the Hamas, Islamic State, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Ansar al-Sharia. What many people may NOT be aware of is that a number of American universities have satellite campuses in Qatar. In part, they are: Northwestern, Texas A&M, Weill-Cornell Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon, Harvard Law, Virginia Commonwealth and Georgetown. But heres the kicker Qatar has paid ALL of the costs associated with developing these satellite campuses in Doha 100% of them. Considering Qatars rising stature and infamy in the specialized, and profitable,...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Tucson Unified School District

    10/14/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 14, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Adelita S. Grijalva Tucson Unified School District 1010 E. Tenth St. Tucson, AZ 85719 Dear Ms. Grijalva: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. The Tucson Unified School District has accepted grant money from the Qatar Foundation to fund an Arabic language program. Qatar is a state-sponsor of terrorism, including Hamas, who routinely use civilians, including children, as human shields. Qatar is the host country of the Muslim Brotherhood, a stateless political organization which came to maturity at...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign - Letter to Brookings Institution

    10/13/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Dear Mr. Strobe Talbott: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country who is the single biggest foreign donor to the Brookings Institution. The New York Times penned an article in September that outlines the influence of foreign governments through the stealth funding of think tanks in the United States. The Brookings Institution was singled out as one entity receiving such funding. Since 2008, Brookings Doha Center has operated in Qatar. The Brookings Doha Center International Advisory...
  • Ban Ki Moon to Visit Gaza Tuesday; Qatar Donates $1 Billion

    10/12/2014 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Qatar promised $1 billion in reconstruction aid for Gaza at a donor conference in Cairo on Sunday, topping US and European pledges for the devastated Palestinian terror enclave. "Qatar announces its participation with $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza," said Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, the foreign minister of the gas-rich country. UN chief Ban Ki-moon told the donor conference Sunday that he would visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. "I will visit Gaza on Tuesday to listen directly to the people of Gaza," he said, adding he would also visit Israel "shortly." The international community insisted that Hamas's...
  • In Qatar, [Georgetown's] SFS Subject to Brutal Regime

    10/12/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    The Hoya ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ari Goldstein
    Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service operates a satellite campus in an oppressive Middle Eastern dictatorship. Funded by oil money and corrupt sheikhs, Georgetown University effectively condones and promotes the human rights abuses of our host country. Why does no one talk about this? Georgetown is not alone; were one of a growing number of American universities to give a free pass to our Middle Eastern donors. NYU Abu Dhabi, anyone? Cornell in Doha? Its no mystery when wealthy princes offer you hundreds of millions of dollars to build a campus in their country, its hard to say no....
  • Charles Ortel: Bring regime change to Qatar

    10/10/2014 11:50:35 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2014 | Charles Ortel
    For years, leaders in both political parties have allowed Qatar and Qatari entities to work against American national interests. Now regime change is necessary there, if the civilized world is to destroy radical, Islamist, jihadists and live in peace. The Obama administration, already proven wrong on so many key foreign policy matters, is certainly incorrect to count Qatar as a friend of the United States and our longstanding allies in October 2014. Qatar opened a spigot through which massive sums of money flow to politically connected cronies inside our country, and entities located there continue to work against American values...
  • Harvard, Obamas Alma Mater, partnered to create Sharia law school in Qatar

    10/10/2014 7:49:33 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    Radio Patriot ^ | October 10, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Drew Gilpin Faust Office of the President Harvard University Massachusetts Hall Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Dear Dr. Faust: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Harvard University is assisting the Qatar Foundation to establish a law school in Doha, in order to revitalize legal education in the Middle East, and represent Islamic and Arabic legal traditions in the global dialogue on legal and governance issues. These traditions include Sharia law. Harvard University is arguably the greatest institution of...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign Letter to Carnegie Mellon

    10/09/2014 6:48:37 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    The Counter Jihad Report ^ | October 9, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Carnegie Mellon University Office of the President, Dr. Subra Suresh 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-268-2000 Dear Dr. Suresh: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country whose capital hosts a campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2001, the Qatar Foundation has borne all campus development costs associated with the campus in Dohas Education City. (Also see here.) Since 2004, Carnegie Mellon has operated Carnegie Mellon in Qatar, as part of Qatars Education City. The educational...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Cornell University and President Garrett

    10/08/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Dear Ms. Garrett: Congratulations on your recent appointment to President of Cornell University! We hope you take this opportunity to examine Weill Cornell Medical Colleges extensive relationship with a state sponsor of terrorism. This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country whose capital hosts a campus of Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 2001, the Qatar Foundation has borne all campus development costs associated with the campus in Dohas Education City.
  • Iranian Analyst: Saudi Arabia Is on the Verge of Extinction; We Are the New Sultans...

    10/02/2014 3:27:32 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 46 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-24-14 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    In a TV interview, Iranian analyst Mohammad Sadeq Al-Hosseini called Saudi Arabia "a tribe on the verge of extinction." Al-Hosseini, a former advisor to Iranian President Khatami, further said: "We in the axis of resistance are the new sultans of the Mediterranean and the Gulf... and we will shape the map of the region. We are the sultans of the Red Sea as well. Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on Al-Mayadeen TV on September 24, 2014: Mohammad Sadeq Al-Hosseini: The Bab Al-Mandeb Strait and the Strait of Hormuz tighten the noose on the Red Sea, on Israel...
  • Turkish President Erdogan demands apology if Biden uttered ISIL remarks

    10/04/2014 7:21:04 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hrriyet ^ | October/04/2014
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded an apology from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, if his reported comments about Turkey's "mistakes that paved the way for the rise of the jihadists" were true. "If Biden told these words, then he will be history for me. I never uttered such remarks," Erdogan said after the morning prayer for Eid al-Adha--the festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims all over the world--in Istanbul on early Oct. 4. "President Erdogan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal...
  • Biden says Turkish President Erdogan admitted ISIL mistake

    10/04/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Hrriyet ^ | October/03/2014
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted mistakes that paved the way for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "President Erdogan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal the border," Biden said during a speech on foreign policy at Harvard Kennedy School on Oct. 2. While speaking to the students for nearly an hour and a half, Biden defended the U.S. foreign policy, stressing that the White House was not late...
  • Al Gore made $500 million from jihad terror sponsor Qatar

    10/03/2014 6:51:54 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 3, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera America, the network which was established following your sale of CurrentTV to Al Jazeera for $500 million in 2013. As cited below, in fact, you and your business partner, Mr. Joel Hyatt, engaged in two major transactions with Qatar: first the purchase of Newsworld International in 2004, from which you launched CurrentTV; secondly, the selling back of the station to Qatar to broadcast Al Jazeera...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Aljazeera's The Stream

    10/01/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke Al Jazeera English PO Box 23127 Doha Qatar Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera, the network on which you are co-hosts of the program, The Stream. We urge to you read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign Launches - Introductory Letter

    09/30/2014 6:04:31 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    To the American Public: In light of the wars and violent turbulence that currently engulf the Middle East and parts of Africa, a coalition of concerned citizens, journalists, and activists are launching a campaign to expose a most infamous and pernicious sponsor of Islamic terror: the Gulf state of Qatar. Qatar, (pronounced cutter, or "gutter"), is, per capita, the richest country in the world ($93,352 in 2013). This is partly due to the fact that they control the third largest natural gas reserves in the world, the North Dome field in the Persian Gulf. It is also because Qatar has...
  • Questions Raised About Ties Between Brookings Institution, Qatars Government

    09/24/2014 4:49:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Recent revelations of significant financial ties between the Brookings Institution and Qatars government are raising new questions about the policy positions of the influential Washington think tankincluding one top scholars writings about an al Qaeda-linked group, known as Ahrar al-Sham, that is funded by a terrorist financier linked to the Qatari royal family.The New York Times reported earlier this month that Qatar has pledged a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings, making it the single biggest foreign donor to the think tank. That money will help finance Brookings Doha Center in Qatar and its project on U.S. relations with the...
  • How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists

    09/23/2014 7:26:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Sep 14 | David Blair and Richard Spencer
    From Hamas in the Gaza Strip to radical armed movements in Syria, Qatar's status as a prime sponsor of violent Islamists, including groups linked to al-Qaeda, is clear to diplomats and experts. Qatar's promotion of extremism has so infuriated its neighbours that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates all chose to withdraw their ambassadors from the country in March. Take Syria, where Qatar has been sponsoring the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad's regime. In itself, that policy places Qatar alongside the leading Western powers and much of the Arab world. But Qatar has deliberately channelled guns and cash towards...
  • How our "friends" in the MidEast fuel ISIS terror

    09/21/2014 11:54:25 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 2 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 18 September 2014 | Ahmed Abdel-Raheem
    In his seminal book, Don't think of an elephant, Dr. George Lakoff, distinguished professor of cognitive science, lists three causes of terrorism: worldview, cultures of despair, and the enabling means. In its 2003 war on terror, the West has only really engaged with the third: the means that enable ''attacks'' to be carried out. These encompass leadership (for example, Osama bin Laden), host countries, training facilities and bases, financial backing, cell organization, information networks, etc. These do not include the first and second on the list. Today, the West discusses the same cause with regard to ISIS in Iraq and...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. Its up to the individual country, Ambassador Samantha Power told ABCs This Week. France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • Coptic churches burn in Egypt

    08/14/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 14, 2013
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, 12 August 2013. EPA/KHALED ELFIQIChurches burned across Egypt following the security crackdown on pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators. Online reports suggest up to 17 churches were burned across Egypt, along with other Christian-owned businesses and schools. Coptic witnesses and religious leaders said the attacks were carried out by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in areas without police protection. In some areas, the attacks reportedly came amid ongoing fighting between security forces and supporters of the Muslim...
  • Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Gov..

    09/18/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 9/18/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Government Disgraced former Israel-Palestine negotiator Martin Indyk, who served in his position just prior to the outbreak of a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, reportedly has cashed a $14.8 million dollar check from the government of Qatar recently. Qatar is known to be a fierce enemy of Israel and a staunch supporter of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Many in Israel and Egypt have called out Qatar for fanning the flames of war in the Middle East. While serving as chief negotiator, Indyk was accused of deliberately...
  • Turkey to Welcome Seven Muslim Brotherhood Exiles from Qatar

    09/16/2014 7:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara would welcome seven top Muslim Brotherhood (MB) figures who are being forced to leave Qatar after heavy pressure from Gulf countries. In a press meeting with journalists after returning from an official trip to the Arab country, Erdogan said the Islamist leaders can come to Turkey like any other foreign visitor, if they wish to do so. Turkey's ruling moderate Islamist AK Party backed the Muslim Brotherhood after Egypt's army ousted president Mohamed Morsi from office in July 2013. He added that none of the figures have yet contacted Turkish officials...
  • Egyptian prosecutor calls in Interpol to arrest MB figure leaving Qatar

    09/16/2014 6:05:54 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 3 replies
    Daily News Egypt ^ | 9/14/2014 | Staff
    Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, who are wanted for engaging in criminal activities, according to state run Al-Ahram. Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpols red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey, to be presented for trial in Egyptian courts. General Sayid Shafiq, assistant to the Minister of Interior, was cited by Al-Ahram as saying that Egyptian security forces and Interpol acquired intelligence confirming that Qatari officials have allowed Muslim Brotherhood leaders to flee to London. Shafiq added that Egypt has not received an official announcement...
  • Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris

    09/14/2014 8:16:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2014 Last updated at 21:59 ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a coalition to help fight IS in Iraq and Syria. Several Arab countries have offered to take part in air strikes on IS fighters in Iraq, US officials say. Mr Kerry says he is "extremely encouraged" by promises of military assistance to tackle...
  • 27 Christians in Saudi Arabia Arrested for Using House As a Church

    09/14/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Saudi authorities have swooped on a house in the eastern province city of Khafji, on the border with Kuwait, and arrested 27 people for using the premises as church last week. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) also confiscated copies of the Bible and various musical instruments from the people during the raid. The swoop was prompted by a tip from a citizen, reported the English-language newspaper Saudi Gazette. Those arrested on September 5 were of various Asian nationalities, including women and children, the newspaper reported. "A citizen reported suspicious activities in...
  • Qatari firm stops Fox Sports from putting Israel on map

    09/14/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/12/2014 01:37 | Herb Keinon
    Jerusalem calls the move 'an unfortunate surrender to economic interests. First Fox Sports Middle East wiped Israel off the map, then following complaints it got rid of the map altogether. The sports network broadcasts in Israel, and a weekly schedule can be found online, especially important for American football fans interested in knowing what games will be broadcast on any given Sunday. Up until Thursday morning, the website had a select your country button that accessed a drop-down list of 23 countries in the Middle East, from Algeria, through KSA (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), all the...
  • Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    09/13/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 8:13 AM EDT | Maggie Michael
    Leaders of Egypts Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypts Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his supporters. Their presence in Qatar had severely strained Dohas relations with Egypt as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, all of which view the more than 85-year-old Islamist movement as a threat. The expulsion threatens to further isolate the group, which rose to power in Egypt through a string of post-Arab Spring elections but suffered a dramatic fall from grace during...
  • Obama and the Corporate Media Lies and Deception on Syria and ISIL

    09/12/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The mass media, in their coverage of Obama's speech, outlining his new strategy on managing the crisis of the 'Islamic Caliphate', are acting as retail merchants for the White House and State Department's campaign of deception on Syria and Iraq. The most obvious aspect of this co-operative effort is seen in the repetition of the mythology that Obama hasn't yet tried assisting rebel forces in Syria. Such claims are so divorced from reality they are staggering. Even so, Americans are, in the main, so willfully misinformed, that they are easy targets for the false narratives they are fed in deceitful...
  • Never Forget: Qatars Role in the September 11 Attacks

    09/10/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. On that infamous day, 19 hijackers killed 2,996 innocents in a grand declaration of war against the United States, leaving a permanent scar in Manhattans skyline. Two wars followed, both which were tentatively won by President George W. Bush, and subsequently lost by President Barack Obama. Indeed, the emergence of the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) can be traced directly back to the events that followed September 11, 2001. Today, leaders in our federal...
  • Qatar-Funded City to Arise in Israel; More Tunnels, Anyone?

    09/09/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9-9-2014 | Hillel Fendel
    Sometime in the coming days a governmental committee is to convene to decide whether a new Qatari-funded Arab city in the heart of Samaria will be populated. It is currently expected that Israel will remove the last barrier blocking the city which is already near completely-built and allow the city to be connected to Israel's water supply. The "Joint Water Committee for Israel and the Palestinians," established in the framework of the Oslo Accords, is to vote on the final approval. Both Israel and the PA have veto power over any project brought for approval and have...
  • Qatar-Funded City to Arise in Israel; More Tunnels, Anyone?

    09/09/2014 3:27:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/9/2014, 12:22 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Some time in the coming days, a governmental committee is to convene to decide whether a new Qatari-funded Arab city in the heart of Samaria will be populated. It is currently expected that Israel will remove the last barrier blocking the citywhich is already nearly completely builtand allow the city to be connected to Israels water supply. [] However, as the grassroots Cities of Israel (Mattot Arim) organization has pointed out, the security implications of a Qatar-funded city in Israel have not been sufficiently taken into accountespecially now that the extent of Qatari support for Hamas during the recent war...
  • Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute

    09/07/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 2014-09-07
    Revealed: Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute, Home of Former U.S. MidEast Envoy Indyk‏ Questions are emerging over possible conflicts-of-interest after The New York Times highlighted Qatari funding for U.S. think tanks, including the Brookings Institute, employer of former U.S. envoy Martin Indyk, who was directly involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “Qatar, the small but wealthy Middle East nation, agreed last year to make a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings, which has helped fund a Brookings affiliate in Qatar and a project on United States relations with the Islamic world,” according to The Times. The...
  • How Our Allies in Kuwait and Qatar Funded Islamic State

    09/07/2014 12:31:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/6 | Andrew Gilligan
    The Gulf states of Kuwait and Qatar have actively and openly helped terrorist money-raising efforts for IsilIn the great jihadi funding bazaar that is the Gulf state of Kuwait, theres a terror finance option for every pocket, from the private foundations dealing in tens of millions to the more retail end of the market. Give enough for 50 sniper bullets (50 dinars, about 110), promises the al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked cleric tweeting under the name jahd bmalk, and you will earn silver status. Donate 100 dinars to buy eight badly needed mortar rounds, and hell make you a...
  • The Four Faces of Qatar

    09/03/2014 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    Misterchambers.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    The Slave State Qatar exploits migrant workers to the point where they are considered modern day slaves. Despite having the highest per capita income in the entire world for its citizens, while construction booms in Doha, workers from countries such as Nepal and India work in awful conditions for less than $1 per hour. There are an estimated 1.4 million migrant workers non-citizens in Qatar, from countries including India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Under the Kalafa (sponsorship) system, foreign workers cannot change jobs and are often denied the right to leave the country. Workers passports are regularly seized...
  • The United States biggest 'allies' are funding ISIL

    08/31/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Press TV ^ | August 31, 2014
    US President Barack Obamas authorization of airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq serves as an opportunity to remind ourselves which countries are bankrolling the deadly terror group. The answer: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey and Qatar three of the United States biggest allies in the region. Last night Obama announced limited airstrikes to slow the advance of ISIS fighters and help members of the Yazidi religious minority group who were forced to flee into a mountainous region in the north of Iraq to avoid slaughter. However, the administration has failed to put pressure on several (Persian) Gulf states that are...
  • Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy

    08/30/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Bruce Buckley · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. Thats because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy

    08/29/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. Thats because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • Yemen's President Blames Iran for Inciting Conflict

    08/29/2014 8:23:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    VoA ^ | August 28, 2014
    Yemen's president is accusing Iran of provoking current unrest in his country as Shi'ite Houthi rebels advance on the capital Sana'a. -excerpt- He claimed in a statement that Iran was trying to trade Sana'a for the Syrian capital, Damascus, a reference to Iranian support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war.
  • Al-Sisi: Turkey, Qatar Spread Chaos in Arab World

    Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Post reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had harsh words for the countries of Turkey and Qatar. The Egyptian president told a group of newspaper editors that Qatar, Turkey and the international organization of the Brotherhood are currently establishing many companies, newspapers and websites. They allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to spread chaos among the Arab nation, destabilizing Egypt and destroying the Egyptians. Turkey and Qatar supported the rule of al-Sisis predecessor, the Muslim Brotherhoods Mohammed Morsi, who is currently on trial for a number of offenses including conspiring to kill political opponents....
  • Pentagon: Arms flow to Kurds increases; 7 nations join effort

    08/26/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON The international effort to help Iraqis fight Islamic militants is heating up, with seven additional countries agreeing to provide arms to the Kurdish peshmerga forces. Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy and the U.K. have committed to giving weapons and equipment to the embattled Kurds, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after Hagel set up a working group to find ways to accelerate arms deliveries to the Kurds. The Defense Department said the materiel is urgently needed as the Kurds take on the militant group known as the Islamic State, which has taken over...
  • The reach of Qatar's clout

    08/27/2014 9:10:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/27/2014 | Michael Wilner
    No government has supported Hamas throughout its war with Israel more stridently than Qatar, hosting its leaders, funding its militarization, and, in recent weeks, blocking cease-fire efforts on Gaza brokered by Egypt and supported by the US. That might cause a modest rift between Washington and Doha, on opposite ends of the spectrum of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But neither country is so invested in challenging the policies of the other on Hamas to shake the foundations of the US-Qatar relationship, broadened well beyond what transpires in the Gaza Strip. The tiny state jutting into the Arabian Gulf, sitting on an...
  • Pentagon unsure if Qatar is a state sponsor of terror

    08/27/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Carol Brown
    At a recent press conference with a spokesperson for the Pentagon, a journalist asked if the spokesperson could characterize the relationship between the United States and Qatar, noting reports that Qatar supports Islamist terror groups. To which the man replied: We continue to have a solid military to military relationship with Qatar…. Obviously, we don’t encourage any support by any nation for terrorist groups and extremists, particularly in that part of the world. Asked if he was concerned that Qatar has supported terrorist groups, he stated: I’ve seen those reports and if the reports are true absolutely that’s concerning. “If...