A number of United States representatives have initiated a campaigned aimed at asking fellow members of Congress to sign a letter asking Qatar’s ambassador to the U.S., Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, to address “serious allegations” regarding the country’s relationship with Hamas, the JNS news agency reported.
U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and John Barrow (D-GA) are recruiting members of Congress to sign the letter after Qatar reportedly pledged more than $400 million to the Hamas terrorist organization in October 2012 during a visit to Gaza by Qatar’s ruling emir at the time, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
“As you know, longstanding, strategic bilateral relations between the United States and Qatar, including a strong defense pact, are of critical importance to both countries. However, we believe that Qatar’s relationship with Hamas empowers, legitimizes, and bolsters an organization committed to violence and hatred,” a draft of the letter to Al-Rumaihi states, according to a copy obtained by JNS.org.
In March 2012, the Emiri Court in funded a lavish wedding for Palestinian terrorists who were exiled to Qatar as part of the prisoner exchange deal for Israeli captive Gilad Shalit.
Hamas’ soon to be ex-chief Khaled Meshaal and Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi were among those who spoke at the occasion.
“Failure [by Qatar] to condemn such brazen incitement undermines our shared interest of regional stability and prospects for a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty,” the congressional letter says.
When are they going to purge our own government and population of known Hamas-linked and supporting Muslims?