These Are The Most Prominent Qataris Accused Of Financing Terrorism
Staff writer, Al Arabiya EnglishThursday, 1 June 2017
A few days ago, leader of the Libyan Combat Front Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam pointed fingers at Qatar and blamed it for arming armed militias in Libya, describing the move as a reflection of its unbalanced policy toward Libya.
Not only did this accusation come from the Libyan combat leader, but also from many figures and associations who have accused Doha of financing terrorist organizations in recent years. On Wednesday, the National Human Rights Commission in Libya urged the International Criminal Court and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to call for a comprehensive international investigation into Qatar’s political interference in Libya’s internal affairs. They have also urged authorities to look into the financial and military support by the State of Qatar to extremist groups in Libya through Qatari nationals.
Some of the most notable Qataris who have financed terrorists abroad are:
Abdulrahman Al-Nuaimi is one of the most prominent financiers of terrorist groups, primarily al-Qaeda. According to the US Department of the Treasury, Al-Naimi transferred large sums of money from Qatar to al-Qaeda in Syria via al-Qaeda representative Abu Khaled al-Suri.
US intelligence revealed that al-Nuaimi also financed al-Qaeda in Iraq back in 2001 by sending $2 mln per month to the organization for a year.
Furthermore, the US Treasury proved that Al-Nuaimi financed Al-Shabaab Militant group in Somalia after he had converted a quarter of a million dollars in mid-2012.
Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy:
Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan also had a large share of Qatari funds, through Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy.
He is a former employee of the Central Bank of Qatar and has been accused of providing financial support to al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and al-Qaeda fighters in Syria who moved from Afghanistan.
Abdul Latif Al-Kawari and Issa Al-Baker:
Abdul Latif al-Kawari and Issa al-Baker were also officially accused of funding al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
In early 2012, al-Kawari facilitated the international travel of a courier carrying tens of thousands of dollars designated for Al Qaeda. Later that same year he, according the US Treasury Department, “worked…to coordinate the delivery of funding from Qatari financiers intended to support Al Qaeda and to deliver receipts confirming that al-Qaeda received foreign donor funding from Qatar-based extremists.”
A donation campaign by Saad al-Kaabi was also carried out in favor of the Nusra Front in Syria three years ago.
Salim Hasan Khalifa and Rashid al-Kawari:
The two Qatar partners Salim Hassan Khalifa and Rashid al-Kawari, who are listed on the international terrorism list, are accused of funding al-Qaeda with hundreds of thousands of dollars, providing logistical support and facilitating the transfer of extremist elements to Afghanistan.
Last Update: Thursday, 1 June 2017 KSA 22:10 – GMT 19:10