Qatar — where Arab supremacism, for which islam is a vehicle, becomes old-fashioned economic imperialism:
Qatar wants to see a return on its (Islamic) investment:
“Qatar has an established a network of institutions it funds in Mali, including madrasses (religious schools), schools and charities that it has been funding from the 1980s,”
France launches unprecedented campaign against Qatar role in Mali
Leader of Socialist Party in France slams ‘form of indulgence” from Qatar ‘towards terrorist groups who occupied northern Mali’, asking Emirate for ‘policy clarification’.
PARIS -Â The Leader of the ruling Socialist Party in France, Harlem Desir, slammed on Sunday “a form of indulgence” from Qatar “towards the terrorist groups who occupied northern Mali,” asking the Gulf Emirate for a “policy clarification “.
Desir noted that “political statements of a number of Qatari officials had challenged the French intervention” in Mali.
“There is an attitude that is not cooperative and that can be considered as a form of leniency towards the terrorist groups who occupied northern Mali. This attitude coming from Qatar is not normal,” added Desire at a weekly political programme on one of the Jewish community radio in France, Radio J.
“We need a policy clarification from Qatar who has always denied any role in funding terrorist groups. On the diplomatic level, Qatar should adopt a much stronger, and firmer position towards these groups who threaten the security of the Sahel region,” added Desir.—France Now Criticizes Qatar For Its Role In Mali
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NewÂ reportsÂ emerged this week from the Malian foreign minister TiÃ©man Coulibaly suggesting that Polisario fighters are among the terrorist groups to overtake northern Mali, where numerous Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-related groups have gathered in an acknowledged effort to turn the territory into a Sharia state.
If you’ve never heard of the Polisario, you’re not alone. The Polisario is a socialist national liberation movement that’s been working to end Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, a disputed territory just south of Morocco, in an at-times bloody conflict that’s been raging for nearly four decades, and largely ignored by the West. (More)