I saw this today on Associated Press – Qatar, key US ally, faces new accusations of terror funding: https://apnews.com/article/islamic-state-group-religion-syria-lawsuits-middle-east-75e15fcfc4b2c0dcdd18ff16e2556a20/. Longer article.
By ALAN SUDERMAN May 13, 2022
Qatar, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, is facing increased scrutiny over its alleged financial ties to terrorism in a lawsuit from relatives of a slain American journalist and a separate federal investigation into a member of the country’s royal family.
The family of Steven Sotloff alleged in a federal lawsuit Friday that prominent Qatari institutions wired $800,000 to an Islamic State “judge” who ordered the murder of Sotloff and another American journalist, James Foley. The two were beheaded in Syria in 2014, their killings filmed and published in grisly propaganda videos.
“We want to do everything we can to make sure no other family has to suffer what we have suffered,” the Sotloff family said in a statement explaining their lawsuit.