By Souad Sbai
The publication of the French research book Qatar Papers has caused European public opinion to wake up from the coma it was in to see a problem that has existed for decades. It is the penetration, both political and cultural, carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood and their agenda of radical political Islam. And Qatar doesn’t even have to act in the shadows to promote them.
Even the great Italian press seems to have finally realized that the existence of the project of conquest of the West by the Muslim Brothers is not a conjecture, but a fact that advances with the impulse of the funding from Qatar.
The stir caused by the recent publication in France of the research book Qatar Papers has generated great curiosity towards this phenomenon, or rather, this threat, even by important national newspapers and magazines. In fact, now there are articles and in-depth analyzes that denounce the proselytizing activities carried out by the Brotherhood through its widespread network of mosques, associations, imams and militants established in European territory (including Italy).
The last one is the article published in Il Foglio on August 26, entitled “Così il Qatar uses le banche di Londra per propagare l’islamismo” (“This is how Qatar uses the banks in London to spread Islamism”) that summarizes the content of an article published in the British newspaper Times on August 5 (better late than never). “The Qataris are exporting political Islam to the West,” was the title chosen by Times. Il Foglio published an article entitled “The little emirate is committed to the Islamization of the West.” What does the famous scholar Olivier Roy – who during the Rimini Meeting declared with incredible lightness that “political Islam is dead”- think?
The Times has shed light on the role played by Al Rayan Bank – owned by Qatar and based in the United Kingdom – in funding organizations and individuals involved in terrorist activities linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. A role shared with Erdogan’s Turkey, that has become a platform from which the Muslim Brotherhood can operate freely, moving not only towards the Middle East but towards the entire world. In June, the Wall Street Journal, with two articles, denounced the aid offered by Qatar to terrorists included in the UN blacklist to avoid the sanctions imposed by Security Council. Doha facilitated their access to bank accounts deposited in Qatar National Bank and frozen on the basis of Resolution 1267, taking advantage of the presence of gaps in the procedures.
However, the alarm launched by journalism is still not heard by government authorities and the political leaders of Western countries, who showed no sign of shock after the publication of Qatar Papers and of the aforementioned articles. Tight ears and eyes so as not to have to listen and see what is happening in the sunlight, the result of decades of the hard work of infiltration into the social, cultural and political fabric of the West carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood. In the United States, Trump has accused Qatar of financing terrorism, in support of the embargo and the diplomatic hard line adopted against Doha by the Antiterrorism Arab Quartet. The American President even confirmed his intention to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, following the example of the Quartet. Accusations and good intentions that, however, are only words that are blown away by the wind in the face of the ultra-billionaire investments promised by Emir Tamim Al Thani in his recent business visit to Washington, that served – literally – to repurchase Trump’s friendship.
“Pecunia non olet”: it is valid for both the United States and Europe, with the difference that in the American case there has been at least one (ineffective) jolt while in the Old Continent the passivity shown by the ruling class is really disconcerting. As if nothing had happened, political Islam – that has even been left for dead – continues its expansion, filling the gaps that the leaders, indifferent and often accomplices, have left guilty because they are ideologically attracted to the Muslim Brotherhood – considered by the PD in Italy as “moderate” – or because they are more interested in their personal benefit than in Europe. It is not surprising, that as one of the experts interviewed by the Times noted, Qatar does nothing to hide its support for the fundamentalist agenda promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood. Qatar does not even have to dissimulate, despite repeated warnings issued by the media. When will the governments of Europe and the United States assume responsibility for intervening?