Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Qatar: Found to be leading funder of Muslim Brotherhood mosques in Europe

(Doha) Qatar has been revealed to have funded dozens of mosques and Islamic centre projects across  Europe to the tune of several millions of dollars, the majority through a network tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The revelations have been revealed in a new book written by French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot. – How the emirate finances Islam in France and Europe, contains proofs of transfers from Qatar to fund more than 140 projects in Europe, with 50 in Italy alone. It says that the network stretches across many countries, mainly Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany. The authors claim  they received the supporting documents for their work on a USB stick received  from a whistle-blower. The dossier includes Qatar Charity’s bank records and its emails along with Qatar Foundation’s data. Qatar Charity is a controversial organization funded by the Qatari ruling family and listed as a terrorist body by the Anti-Terrorist Quartet which includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt. 

According to the information supplied, , between 2011 and 2014 Qatar funded five projects related to Muslim organizations in Switzerland. They include the Museum of Islamic Civilizations in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Muslim Cultural Complex of Lausanne, and the Salah-Eddine mosque in Bienne.

The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Dusseldorf recently warned of the “intensified activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany with the aim of dividing the society.”

Italian parliamentarians called on Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to ban foreign funding for Islamic institutions in the country.

According George Malbrunot, Qatar is pursuing “a political initiative in order to ensure global hegemony of the Muslim Brotherhood project.”