In the same batch of emails that exposed Hillary Clinton’s secret talks with Wall Street elites comes the shocking find that Bill Clinton accepted a $1 million “birthday present” from Qatar.
The email thread in question shows a Clinton aide discussing conversations with ambassadors from Qatar, Peru, Brazil, Rwanda, and Malawi.
“[Qatar] would like to see WJC ‘for five minutes’ in NYC, to present $1 million check that Qatar promised for WJC’s birthday in 2011,” reported a Clinton Foundation employee. “Qatar would welcome our suggestions for investments in Haiti – particularly, on education and health. They have allocated most of their $20 million but are happy to consider projects we suggest. I’m collecting input from CF Haiti team.”
It’s a little disturbing that Bill Clinton would accept money from a known terrorism sponsor, but what’s even more disturbing is that he knows very well these politicians expect a good return on their “present.”
Qatar funds terrorism
When Kuwaiti Sheikh Hajaj al-Ajmi delivered a speech to wealthy Qataris in Doha in 2012, he urged his audience to “give your money to the ones who will spend it on jihad, not aid.”
Sheikh Ajmi was later identified as an operative for Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front. Ajmi is one of at least six others who openly conduct fundraisers in Qatar’s capital. Doha’s acceptance of these fundraisers is just one example of how Qatar supports terrorism.
The peninsular nation has been condemned by Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE for its support of terrorism, and many have accused Qatar of directly supporting ISIS in Syria and in Iraq. Washington officials have labeled both Qatar and Kuwait as “permissive jurisdictions” for terrorist fundraising.
Qatar has also been criticized for providing a safe haven for leaders of Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization.
Despite these accusations, however, Qatar argues that it opposes all “extremist groups” including the Islamic State. “We are repelled by their views, their violent methods and their ambitions,” said Qatari foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah.
As far as we know, Qatar has not directly provided Hamas or any other terrorist group with weapons.
Editor’s note: The conflict of interest here boggles the mind.