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  3/20/2014, Adar Bet 18, 5774

2022 World Cup Organizers Tied to Al-Qaeda, Hamas


Organizers of the 2022 World Cup soccer championship in Qatar, headed by the President of Qatar's football association, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, are directly associated with dangerous terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda and Hamas, according to a Wednesday story by London's Daily Mail.

The newspaper said Abdul Rahman Omar Al-Naimi, who served as the president of the football association in the past, tansferred $600,000 to al-Qaeda in December of 2010. In addition, Al-Thani , offered to provide training and weapons to Hamas during a meeting with Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Interior Minister Fathi Hamad.