Qatar, an ally of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, whose terrorist mouthpiece Al Jazeera is militantly hostile to the United States, throws around a ton of lobbyist cash in Washington D.C. The latest incident involves 5 House members going on a Qatari jaunt.
According to the outlet, the $84,621.59 bill for the jaunt was picked up by the US-Qatar Business Council, which describes itself as “dedicated exclusively to enhancing the bilateral business relationship between the US and Qatar.”
Swalwell, a prominent member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Gallego were joined by Reps. Luis Correa (D-Calif.), Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), and Lisa McClain (R-Mich.).
On April 1, the US-Qatar Business Council tweeted a photo of the masked members greeting the country’s monarch, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Another image showed the group in discussion with the country’s prime minister.
Rep. Eric Swalwell sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is a member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism on the Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Luis Correa is a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Rep. Gallego sits on the House Armed Forces Committee.
Rep. McClain sits on the House Armed Forces Committee.
Rep. Jacobs sits on that committee as well as the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The Qataris are zeroing in on politicians they can use to influence our foreign policy and our national security. That’s a problem for a terror state that is a state sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood.
And Swalwell and the rest of the gang quickly became complicit in Qatar’s terror ties, as Chuck Ross at the Free Beacon reports.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee member who was targeted by a foreign spy during his early days in Congress, has met twice in the past nine months with a Hamas-linked charity that spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to influence U.S. universities.
The Lawfare Project, a legal group based in New York City, said in a report last year that the Qatar Foundation’s “infiltration” of American schools has turned “school teachers into de facto agents of the Qatari government, conveying its political (and anti-Semitic) views to students and the general population without any acknowledgment of the origins of these views.”
The foundation, which registers with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, has numerous links to terror groups and to clerics who have espoused anti-Semitic views. It opened an academic center in 2009 named after Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure who lives in exile in Doha. Al-Qaradawi said in a 2009 speech that Adolf Hitler “put [Jews] in their place,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
One Qatar Foundation official, Haya al-Nassr, awarded Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh with a “victory shield” during a ceremony in 2012. During Hamas’s rocket attacks on Israel in May, professors at the foundation’s Northwestern and Georgetown University satellite campuses called Israel an “apartheid” state.
To make a long story short, Qatar is a major backer of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, an arm of the Brotherhood.
Dealing with Qatar means dealing with the Brotherhood.