Qatar also funds the Brookings Institution, which wields enormous influence in Washington foreign policy circles — and in part explains why the foreign policy establishment is so willfully ignorant and unwilling to deal realistically or honestly with the jihad threat.
“Qatar allows money to flow to ISIS, other terrorists: report,” by Guy Taylor, The Washington Times, December 10, 2014:
The government of Qatar continues to willfully turn a blind eye to individuals channeling money to al Qaeda-affiliated groups across the Middle East and to Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, despite joining a U.S.-led military coalition battling the militant group, according to a report released Wednesday by a Washington-based think tank….
Senior Qatari government officials have denied claims they support the Islamic State and other extremists, asserting the nation has backed moderate groups only, in coordination with the CIA and other Western and Arab intelligence agencies. Qatar’s director of intelligence told the BBC in October the nation had nothing to hide over its support for groups fighting for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
But Tuesday’s report maintains such support has included a flow of cash from private individuals in Qatar to the Islamic State and a host of other groups and individuals listed as terrorists by the United States.
“Individuals taking advantage of Qatar’s ‘permissive jurisdiction’ for terror finance have provided funding in recent years to the leaders of [the Islamic State], the Khorasan Group, the Nusra Front (under which Khorasan operates), al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Shabaab, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and core al-Qaeda in Pakistan, to name just a few,” the report says….