ISGAP REPORT LAYS OUT HOW QATAR IS FUNNELLING MONEY INTO THE USA, EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD THROUGH STATE PROXIES.
On December the 5th, 2023 – U.S. House of Representatives committee members asked Presidents of four prestigious universities in the United States about the funding that they received from Qatar. The impression given by most of them was that their Qatari funding is not coming from the state. This answer is a partial truth as $Billions USD is going to them via Qatari State-owned NGO’s and commercial entities!
The ISGAP Follow the money project’s previous reports have laid out the following:
This report lays out the way that Qatar is operating a war-chest with in between $500 Billion USD – $1 Trillion of assets and growing, to affect soft power in the west – including U.S.’ prestigious universities.
The report examines the main Qatari institutions, their investments, the amounts of money and how it is being funneled directly into U.S. universities by using Qatari state-owned NGO’s such as The Qatar Foundation as well as other methods of transferring funds without reporting to either to the Department of Education or the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)
In the report, ISGAP examines the following sectors:
For the first time, the mechanisms and figures are laid out in one comprehensive report.
ISGAP believes that this warrants further federal intervention.
These findings — in combination with ISGAP’s mapping of the Muslim Brotherhood (Islamist)/Qatar network in U.S. universities, the documentation of changing discourse in higher education pertaining to Jewish people, Israel and Zionism, and its connection to funds — all point to a context that is increasingly hostile to Jewish students and faculty. This report argues that these factors play a significant role in the current explosion of antisemitism.
ISGAP’s report was featured today in Tablet Magazine: “What Yale Has in Common With Hamas” can be read here.
The report details Qatar’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Taliban and reveals why unrestricted access to Texas A&M University Qatar’s (TAMUQ) sensitive research poses an alarming national security risk to the United States.
Texas A&M is a public university leading state-of-the-art nuclear research with potential weapons applications. It has access to research nuclear reactors and maintains advanced projects in sensitive areas such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The Texas A&M Qatar campus was established in 2003 through a confidential agreement between Texas A&M and the Qatari Government-funded Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development.
The Report details the problematic nature of the agreement between the Qatar Foundation and Texas A&M:
Through an analysis on Texas A&M Qatar’s grants, ISGAP identified over 500 Qatari-funded projects, with an average award amount of approximately $1 million USD, with maximum grants up to $5 million USD, some of which going to highly sensitive research areas.
Qatar’s significant control over Texas A&M’s research poses serious questions.
The sweeping terms of this agreement make it possible for Qatar to proliferate dual-use sciences and compromise US national security.
The Qatari Regime, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood” report is part of a series of papers that is part of the ISGAP research project entitled “Follow the Money”. This 11-year project exposes a cause of antisemitism, rather than a symptom, which the Jewish community and Higher Education have been grappling with for years.
To truly understand Hamas, one needs to understand the Islamist ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and its connection to and support from Qatar as well as to Hamas and other Islamist entities.
The Muslim Brotherhood ideology is committed to the destruction of the State of Israel and the murder of Jewish people around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond and is intertwined within the Qatari infrastructure and civil society.
This report lays out the history and the ideological tenets of the Muslim brotherhood as well as its relationship and connections to Hamas and Qatar.
Over the last decade, institutions of higher education across the United States of America received billions of dollars from foreign donors that were not reported to the U.S. Department of Education, as required. The U.S. Department of Education required that those institutions file reports detailing how much such funding they received and from where.
Using the information that ISGAP uncovered and via other sources that are publicly available, ISGAP commissioned the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) to examine the correlation between this funding and the deterioration of liberal democratic norms around free speech and academic freedom, as well as antisemitism on campus.
As part of the ISGAP Follow the Money research project, we found that: