The invitation to the Met’s exclusive party for Qatari Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani. Qatar is accused of financing terrorism across the Middle East.
As accusations continue to mount over Qatar’s alleged involvement in the financing of terrorist groups including Hamas and Islamic State (IS,) The Algemeiner has learned that New York’s Metropolitan Museum is tonight holding a glitzy, invitation-only party in honor of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah al Thani. The sheikh is a prominent member of the ruling family in the Gulf emirate and the head of the Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company (QIPCO.)
The black tie event, organized by Lady Elizabeth Anson – a London-based planner of exclusive parties who is also the first cousin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II – is being held to mark the opening at the museum of “Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani collection.” According to Forbes magazine, “no one has amassed a more dazzling collection” of Indian royal jewelry than Sheikh Hamad, who is described in the same article as “a man accustomed to getting what he wants.”
But Qatar’s involvement in the financing of terrorism across the Middle East is casting a shadow over tonight’s launch…