Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims?

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims?

Doha has strongly denied Riyadh’s accusations, and said it has taken more robust counter-terrorism measures than some of its neighbors.

Saudi suspicions

Yet despite leading the opposition to Qatar’s financial activities – and no doubt emboldened by the recent visit to Riyadh by US President Donald Trump – Saudi Arabia has not escaped similar criticism.

Fifteen of the 19 aircraft hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens; diplomatic cables from 2009 published by Wikileaks reflect regular US frustration at the difficulty of persuading the Saudi government to treat terrorist financing donors as a strategic priority; and the country has used its considerable hydrocarbon wealth to propagate its fundamentalist Wahhabi strain of Islam via schools and mosques around the world which have been accused by some of being a source of extremism.

Although a small number of individuals and entities in Saudi Arabia are alleged to have financed terrorism, the country is seemingly on much more supportive ground than Qatar, and is Recognised for its efforts.

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