A new report has been released that details how the nation of Qatar in the Middle East — which harbors terrorists from Palestinian radical group Hamas, uses the massive wealth it has amassed in order to influence the “organizations, institutions and mechanisms that are being used by the Qatari paymaster to manipulate Western democracies.” There is a lot of outside influence pouring into the United States that is being utilized to brainwash and manipulate gullible young people who have been under the tutelage of progressives since kindergarten. It’s a disturbing trend that should have parents all over the country yanking kids out of public school immediately. You cannot trust any institution that receives the vast majority of its funding from the federal government.
Here are more details on this story from the Daily Wire:
“Islamism developed in Qatar between the 1960s and 1980s, and it was influenced by the writings of significant Muslim Brotherhood (MB) scholars/ideologues such as Sayyid Qutb,” states the report from the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy titled, “Networks of Hate: Qatari Paymasters, Soft Power and the Manipulation of Democracy.” “A group of Muslim Brotherhood members gradually re-developed strategies, and started thinking in terms of ‘human rights’ and ‘civil society’ for its proselytizing (da’wah) system.”
“Qatar supported the activist, political and ‘civilian’ structures of Arab and Islamist non-state actors—especially those affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, some of which were designated terrorists by the United States for their ties to Hamas and other terror groups around the world,” the report goes on to add.
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), established in 2005, has estimated total assets of between $500 billion and $1 trillion. It has invested in the Empire State Building, Plaza Hotel, and St. Regis Hotel in New York City, and, according to a 2022 publication by the US-Qatar Business Council, plans to invest $45 billion into the United States market.
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation, “QF”) was a non-profit organization established in 1995 but later changed its status to a “private institution for public benefit,” the report states. “This shift signifies that the QF could now identify itself as a private organization without any restrictions tied to a governmental entity, while the Emir of Qatar retains ownership. Therefore, Qatar was given the ability to mask state funding as private sector giving,” the report explains.
“At the time of writing, the State of Qatar contributes more funds to universities in the United States than any other country in the world … as ISGAP has exposed on numerous occasions, billions of USD are being donated to higher education without being declared as funding from Qatar by universities,” the report later says.
Is it any wonder so many college kids are organizing pro-Hamas and pro-Palestine protests? Look at all of the cash being invested into our universities and colleges by institutions located in a nation that is supportive of Hamas and allows them to reside in their cities. Kids are being taught Israel is the villain of the story and the terrorists in Hamas are the heroes, because that’s the perspective being pushed by professors who are being bank rolled by the terrorists themselves. Essentially, they are radicalizing Americans, right under our noses, through the use of the university system. Unbelievable.
“Collaboration on joint projects between different U.S. universities utilizing foreign companies—including Spain—to transfer money from Qatar into various universities,” the report added. “Notably, evidence indicates that the Spanish energy company, Iberdrola, and its American subsidiary, Avangrid, were utilized as conduits to indirectly channel Qatari money into partnerships with U.S. universities without proper disclosure.”
“It is important to note that when Hamas was created, it designated itself as “one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine (sic),” it continued. “Qatar has provided a safe haven for Hamas’ political leadership since 2012. In January 2015, then-Qatari Foreign Minister referred to then-Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal as the country’s “dear guest.”
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“ISGAP’s research has found that universities continuously fail to adequately report significant financial sums that are granted to universities. In fact, millions of Qatari funds were omitted from mandatory disclosures,” the shocking report revealed. “This violates Section 117 of the HEA, and is symptomatic a Qatari pattern to resist calls for transparency around university funding.”
“Another method in which Qatar can transfer funds without reporting is by utilizing foreign companies to transfer money from Qatar into various universities,” the report says. “For example, funds were transferred to Yale University through Iberdrola and its subsidiary Avangrid. Additionally, Santander Bank was involved in channeling funds to different faculties to support collaborative study programs with QF.”
So what can be done about all this? The report makes the suggestion that Congressional hearings need to be held to further investigate the full impact of the investment strategies being used by Qatar so an assessment of the influence the nation is having on Western values and the possible national security issues that could arise.
We’ve also witnessed an explosion in antisemitism since October’s terrorist attacks by Hamas, where a number of Jewish students and faculty have been singled out and harassed by pro-Palestinian students and professors, behavior that should absolutely not be tolerated at any educational institution. Let’s hope the right people in Congress get a hold of this report and get the ball rolling in an investigation of Qatar’s investments.