A Republican congressman from the state of Tennessee is a co-sponsor for a piece of legislation that will remove ally status from Qatar if they do not take action to boot the leaders of radical Islamic terrorist organization Hamas from their country. Many of these leaders have been enjoying the good life while living there, while the people they supposedly represent have been stuck scraping the bottom of the barrel for basic necessities for years. So they get to be rich and well fed while the people of Gaza are trapped in the middle of a war zone in abject poverty. Sounds about right.
“Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly worth more than $4 billion, Khaled Mashal, reportedly worth $4 billion, and senior Hamas political leader Abu Marzuk, estimated to be worth $3 billion, all reside in Qatar, which gives Hamas between $120 million and $480 million per year, according to a report from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD),” the Daily Wire reported.
“As Hamas terrorists continue to wreak havoc on the lives of innocent Israeli civilians, the United States must ensure there is no ally supporting them,” Ogles said in a conversation with The New York Post. “Sadly, the State of Qatar is still funding and supporting Hamas as its leadership enjoys political refuge in Doha.”
Ogles, just days after Hamas launched a horrific terrorist attack on the people of Israel, killing 1,400 civilians, wrote, “It is imperative that Qatar: 1) Unequivocally condemn Hamas 2) Extradite Hamas leaders from Doha 3) Never let Iranians see that $6 billion.”
He then joined Rep. Andy Biggs, an Arizona Republican, in penning a letter to the ambassador of Qatar, which said:
We write to you with grave concern regarding Hamas’s unprovoked and criminal assault against the State of Israel. This conflict. which has led to the murder of more than a thousand Israelis, has strengthened the resolve of the United States to stand resolutely in support of our allies in Jerusalem. Neither Hamas nor any state or non-state actor contributing to these attacks against the people of Israel will be successful in their endeavor; they will meet the fate they deserve.
As a partner in the Middle East, we look to Qatar to demonstrate its resolve with the United States and to the cause of peace. Murder is a ways wrong, and we must be unequivocal when confronted with the kind of moral depravity demonstrated by Hamas. Look no further than the decapitated bodies of infant children to assess the intrinsically evil character of those attacking Israel today.
The whole world has seen how Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was able to celebrate his group’s “victory” from his office in Doha — rightfully raising questions among rightfully raising questions among the American people regarding the extent of the relationship between Qatar and Hamas.
It is imperative that Qatar:
1) Unequivocally condemn Hamas
2) Extradite Hamas leaders from Doha
3) Never let Iranians see that $6 billion
— Rep. Andy Ogles (@RepOgles) October 12, 2023
One of the many ways these leaders are getting filthy, stinking rich is due to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which has given the organization $380 million since 2021, according to the FDD. And that’s not all. President Biden and his cronies have awarded the UNRWA a whopping $1 billion to the agency since taking office in 2021.
We’re funding Israel’s enemies, ladies and gentlemen. The current administration has no doubt played a role in helping to finance the attacks that killed a thousand people. We need a change in leadership come 2024.