Hamas, Qatar and France

Doha’s dangerous web of deception

There seems to be a close web of connections between Hamas, other violent movements, Qatar and France.

As we all know by now, Hamas believes in the total destruction of all Jews. Ever wondered why? It comes from this statement in the annals of Sahih Muslim hadiths:

“The day of judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”

Guess what else? The Qatari royal family also generally adhere to this philosophy.

Notably, Qatar has invested in or founded the following organisations: Al Jazeera; Volkswagen; Barclays; Sainsbury’s; Harrods; it has three times more property in London than the King of England; 10.69 million square feet of New York; and of course owns Paris St Germain and many other sport teams.

Qatar has also donated $4.7 billion to US universities including Yale and Harvard. It offers lucrative partnerships to prestigious intellectual magazines such as Foreign Policy magazine.

This is barely a summary of Qatar’s vast investments. Further, Qatar’s charity partner of choice is Hamas, with Qatar donating billions of dollars to it to carry out its campaigns of murder against Jews.

Is it mere coincidence that there has been an alarming rise in antisemitism on US college campuses? No. Western university campuses have been well funded by Qatar. Popular Western sports such as soccer have been bought en masse by Qatar. The strategy is to create anti-Israel, anti-West unrest on campuses and by using sport as a cover to make Qatar seem “normal” and “acceptable”.

For more evidence of Qatari media manipulation to drive social unrest, see “Nas Daily” YouTube “Be Careful of Al Jazeera”, 22 October 2020.

Qatar does not just support Hamas. Recently, i24News reported that Qatar had sent $15 million to Islamist movements in northern Mali to destabilise the region.

Qatari ruler Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (right) with Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh (left) and Khaled Mashaal in Doha, October 17, 2016. Photo: Qatar government handout

It is fundamental to understanding Israel and Jews’ situation around the world to appreciate that Hamas’s war effort is extremely well-funded and probably a substantial amount of the Jewish community’s own money is voluntarily spent with Qatari-owned businesses that is then sent to Hamas.

Another aspect of this situation is France. The French enjoy close ties with Qatar, and it is Qatar’s main supplier of arms. Per Wikipedia: In May 2015, French president François Hollande and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani signed an agreement for Qatar to purchase 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets to be used for reconnaissance missions.

According to Riad Kahwaji, in 2021 Qatar increased its investment in war planes by 900 per cent – all purchased from France.

According to Marc Eichinger, as set out in his book War Games and French Corruption: the Hidden Face of Terrorism, two major French companies, Lafarge and Rubis, also provided direct funding to protect ISIS’ strategic assets and facilitate the export of its oil.

There seems to be a close web of connections between Hamas, other violent movements, Qatar and France.

Meanwhile, France is making a large amount of money from Qatar’s massive military expansion, as it did with ISIS’ activities. Emmanuel Macron’s increasingly weak response to the murder and kidnapping of Jews now makes sense.

As Jews we need to understand that Israel and Jews are the first targets in a well-funded campaign against Western values. This is hardly new. However, the important insight is that Qatar is well-funded, strategic and committed to the same ideology as Hamas. Hamas is one military arm of Qatar. There are others set out by i24news as cited above.

Further, Qatar has compromised the leading Western countries by influencing or controlling their populations, their universities and their weapons industries.

This has destabilised Western democracies, creating confusion, anger and unrest. One need look no further than the protests at the Rockefeller tree-lighting last year where pro-Palestinian demonstrators were wearing swastikas.

Our enemies have money, they spend it wisely and they fervently believe we should not exist.

If we are to protect our way of life, we all need to contribute. Our response needs to include a strong social media presence, engagement on campuses with students, supporting Israel and facilitating Israeli ties with other countries.

None of us have the luxury to rest. Either we stand up and defend ourselves or we will not have an Israel or a Western world left within a matter of a few short years.

However, at the core of every effort, we need to realise that Hashem will guard over us as He always has. When Jews are united, Jews are unstoppable, no matter how ferocious the enemy. As always, to gain the upper hand, our practical measures such as supporting Israel need to be underpinned by an enhancement of our spiritual lives.

Ultimately, without doubt, just as we have been victorious before, with the same tools of faith, unity, and hard work, we will succeed again.

Harriet Warlow-Shill is the founding partner of Warlows Legal.

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