Right Side Publications 16 October 2014
By Thomas Vibjerg, Henrik Thomsen
Qatar is under growing international pressure because of millions of terror dollars allegedly being pumped into the Islamic State and other radical Islamist movements from offices in the wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf.
Huge amounts from generous supporters and ransom laundered by the small oil state are channeled, disguised as humanitarian charity, to terrorist movements such as Islamic State, without the regime in Doha dealing effectively with the problem, say Western leaders and analysts.
And according to a report from the Danish Treasury Department, some of the 100 Danes with the Islamic State got help from an extremist who is funded from Qatar.
Qatars central role as a kind of financial Mecca of the Islamic State has led to calls for economic sanctions, and that may put Denmark in a difficult dilemma. Denmarks largest company, AP Møller-Mærsk plays a key economic role in Qatar, where more than a third of the countrys oil production 300,000 barrels a day is purchased by Maersk Oil, according to the companys website. (continue reading...)
The following article from last weeks Jyllands-Posten was translated by Nicolai Sennels at the request of the Qatar Awareness Campaign