Dubai: A picture has emerged on social media showing Qatari Prime Minister attending the wedding of a terror financer’s son.
The picture surfaced soon after Qatar stressed to the US that it has a zero tolerance towards terrorism.
The photograph shows Qatari prime minister, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, attending the wedding of the son of Abdul Rahman Bin Umair Al Nuaimi, who has been declared as a terror financer by the US and UN.
Abdul Rahman Umair Al Nuaimi is supposedly standing trial in Qatar for financing terror.
The picture was taken on April 11, two days after US President Donald Trump, publicly praised Qatar’s efforts to stop the funding of terrorism during the visit of Qatari Emir, Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, to the White House. “You’ve now become a very big advocate, and we appreciate it,” Trump told Shaikh Tamim.
Shaikh Tamim was explicit in insisting that his country maintains a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism. “I want to make something very clear, Mr. President,” he said. “We do not and we will not tolerate people who fund terrorism. We’ve been cooperating with the United States of America to stop funding terrorism around the region.”
Also this month, British ministers had welcomed the Emir of Qatar’s "commitment to tackle terrorism in all its manifestations, including terror financing".
Another picture shows Khalid Mashaal, former leader of Hamas, which has also been labelled a terror organisation by the US, attending the wedding.
Al Nuaimi has been an adviser to the Qatari government. The US Department of Treasury in December 2013 said Al Nuaimi was providing financial support to Al Qaida’s different branches in the Middle East.
As a chief Al Qaida financier, Al Nuaimi has channeled millions of dollars from primarily Qatari-based donors to Al Qaida affiliates in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, and Iraq. In 2014, the Telegraph dubbed him “one of the world’s most prolific terrorist financiers.”