The Address | Benghazi – Libya
WASHINGTON – The recently declassified emails of the former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, reveal that the Muslim Brotherhood, a designated terrorist organization in many countries, has received media funding from Qatar in 2012.
In an email date September 2012, Clinton’s advisor Jacob Sullivan informed her that Qatar collaborated with the Muslim Brotherhood in creating a media channel with an investment of $100 million.
According to the email, this project came after the Brotherhood complained about the weakness of their media institutions compared to other media institutions.
Additionally, the leaked document revealed that the group stipulated that Qatar should be led by the Brotherhood’s leader, Khairat Al-Shater, to manage the channel and be a direct line manager of the institution, the Doha with an initial capital of 100 million US dollars will finance.
However, the email did not talk about the fate of the project, its final details and its consequences.
Qatar has long been accused by its neighboring countries of providing funding and logistical support for the Brotherhood, which, according to The Atlantic, is the main point of contention that led to the 2017 Qatar diplomatic crisis.