Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbours that it supports terrorism.

Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million (2 million pounds) for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department.

Rank hypocrisy. All Muslim states support terror.

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  • Qatar: Canada’s former friend and ally. Where we parked our CF-18s during Gulf War #1. Go figure.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Qatar is paying the price for siding with the Shiites against its fellow Sunnis.

  • BeukendaalMason

    I will agree that “All Muslim states support terror.” I do think though that often the rulers are not aware of how they are doing so, and what it is doing. If the rulers are honest in their wishes to be against terrorism (many are also targets of the terrorists), then maybe an accurate and honest review of how terrorism is financed in their country and how they can stop it might work. Many of the countries are symbolically fighting against ISIS, maybe this will help lead them to a more effective and vigorous means to combat terrorism.

  • bob e

    Hillary has got 2 billion in the bank there ..