As the leader of Qatar visits President Trump in the White House, many are calling on the President to bring up sensitive topics about two organizations that work in opposition to Trump’s administration and America in general: the Islamic terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood and news agency Al Jazeera.
Qatar’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are well documented as Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has utilized our military base there as leverage to make us turn a blind eye to the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist activities. As Ryan Mauro, director of Clarion Intelligence Network, noted:
The byline literally says “sponsored by the government of Qatar.” Qatar is using our own military base as a bargaining chip to compel us to ignore their sponsoring of terrorism and the spreading of the Islamist ideology.
As for Al Jazeera, one need only look at the coverage of the Emir on their website to understand the dynamic in play there. Many have noted that Al Jazeera uses “doublespeak” in crossing over between their two primary reporting languages. They can take the same report and portray it completely differently in English as they do in Arabic.
Being a strategic ally makes it important for America to be engaged with them, but that doesn’t mean we should be ignoring their anti-American activities just because they’re inconvenient to the foreign relations narrative. That’s what President Obama did to disastrous results. President Trump should do better.
Adelle Nazarian, an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker, joined Jack Posobiec on One America News to call on the President to address these important issues with Qatar.
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