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It’s Time To Officially Acknowledge That Qatar Is A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

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The Federalist

It’s Time To Officially Acknowledge That Qatar Is A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

For years, Qatar has bankrolled and provided haven to terrorist groups that threaten America’s interests and its allies. Let’s call a spade a spade.

By Jordan Cope

Qatar boasts the world’s second-largest gross domestic product per capita. The wealthy oil emirate operates Qatar Airways, one of the world’s largest airlines. It hosts one of the world’s most influential state-sponsored news sources, Al Jazeera, and maintains significant influence in higher American education, donating more than $1.5 billion to some of America’s most well-known universities: the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Cornell.

For all its “contributions,” however, Qatar also has a dark side. It openly supports and harbors terrorists to a disproportionate and unparalleled degree for its size. Qatar’s actions prompted President Trump to recognize Qatar’s terror funding as being “on [a] very high level.”

Despite this recognition, American administrations, even those as critical as Trump’s, have sidestepped the truth about this terrorism-sponsoring country. Instead, they have tended to celebrate the tens of billions of dollars that Qatar spends on American military and commercial equipment, as well as Qatar’s hospitality in allowing the stationing of thousands of U.S. troops.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/15/qatar-state-sponsor-terrorism/