Secret Funds Tied to Hamas Shaping Prestigious U.S. Universities!
Qatar, a small Gulf nation with a population of just 300,000, has reportedly contributed a significant amount of funding to various U.S. universities in recent years. According to a Daily Wire analysis of disclosures required by U.S. colleges, Qatar’s financial support to American higher education institutions reached a staggering $842 million between 2021 and April 2023, making it the top contributor among foreign nations.
While such contributions from foreign governments to U.S. universities are not uncommon, the extent of Qatar’s support has raised questions, particularly given the nation’s alleged ties to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. The allegations have sparked concerns that Qatar’s funding may be indirectly supporting organizations or individuals with ties to terrorism.
Qatar’s university beneficiaries include prestigious institutions such as George Washington University, Harvard University, Bard College, Northwestern University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and several others. These universities have received substantial financial aid from Qatar, with some receiving millions of dollars in funding.
Critics argue that this financial relationship raises concerns about the objectivity and influence of foreign entities on American campuses. Notably, some universities have been accused of failing to address or condemn terrorist activities and extremist rhetoric on their campuses. The allegations have gained traction in light of incidents where pro-Palestinian messages were projected onto university buildings and students engaged in activities that some view as endorsing terrorism.
Qatar’s funding extends beyond financial support, as it has established partnerships with six U.S. universities to open campus outposts within its borders. These initiatives allow Qatari students to graduate with U.S. diplomas and provide U.S. students the opportunity to study abroad in Qatar. However, these arrangements have not been without controversy, with concerns that they may be used to promote a specific ideological agenda.
While it is important to note that many universities have a long-standing tradition of academic freedom and diverse perspectives, the extent of Qatar’s contributions and allegations of undue influence have raised questions about the potential consequences of such financial relationships.
The tiny state of Qatar alone is funding 939 universities and NGO’s in US to the tune of 4 billion dollars. That is huge! Compare that to the beggar nation of India whose entire lobbying budget in Washington DC amounts to only 5-10 million dollars😂😂😂@mediacrooks pic.twitter.com/WC2IxI0h1u
— USlasher (@uslasher99) October 25, 2023