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Qatar 2022: bribery and corruption hits the Middle East's first World Cup

Asia News 8 June 2014

Doha - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is at the centre of a scandal involving sports and finance. An investigation is currently underway that could see Qatar lose the

 

Islamic Charities in Great Britain

Long-time readers of SFW are very familiar with the issue involving Islamic charities funding Jihad. We’ve listed those that have been designated as terrorist entities in

 

Qatar World Cup corruption, worker deaths a criminal combination

CBSSports.com 8 June 2014
By Gregg Doyel

People are dying, and others got bribed. People are dying because others got bribed. The bribes are at the allegation stage, but the dying at the 2022 World Cup site in Qatar

 

Takaful Ikhlas eyes growing Muslim population in European market

Malaysia Chronicle 8 June 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Takaful Ikhlas Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MNRB Holdings Bhd, plans to penetrate the European market over the next five years, due to the increasing

 

Money Can’t Buy Qatar Love: $200 Billion in World Cup Spending Jeopardized Over Alleged Corruption

Bloomberg 8 June 2014
By Robert Tuttle

A year into his reign, Qatar’s emir is finding it takes more than a checkbook to win friends. The stock index in Doha sank by the most in the world on June 3 while a panel

 

Video: World Cup 2022: David Cameron might want to keep his mouth shut about Fifa and Qatar

Telegraph.co.uk 6 June 2014
By Andrew Critchlow

The fiasco surrounding Qatar’s alleged bribery of officials to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup will test Britain’s relations with Doha. Qatar’s government has

 

Sunday Times report reveals how Qatar allegedly bribed FIFA officials with millions to secure 2022 World Cup

news.com.au 3 June 2014

AUSTRALIA may have been cheated out of hosting the 2022 World Cup, after damning new evidence has revealed how the chosen hosts Qatar allegedly bribed FIFA officials to secure

 

British aid money is funding brutal regimes overseas

Daily Express 3 June 2014
By Leo McKinstry

But in reality the colossal development budget, which will total over £11billion of taxpayers' money this year, actually promotes corruption, barbarity and

 

Qatari paid millions for World Cup bid support - report

LONDON: A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $US5 million ($5.3 million) to get support for the emirate's campaign to host the

 

Qatar 2022: Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce 'would support' re-vote if corruption proven

The Independent 3 June 2014
By Jack Simpson , Rob Williams , Paul Peachey

Fifa vice-president, Jim Boyce, has said he would back a re-vote to find a new host of the 2022 World Cup if allegations of corruption can be proven. Boyce, who took up

 

Why 90 million euro 'reprimand' of Turkey could trip up peace in Cyprus

Christian Science Monitor 25 May 2014
By Kit Gillet

VP Joe Biden is making the highest level US visit to Cyprus in 50 years, after a European court last week ordered Turkey to pay Cyprus for its 1974 invasion of the island. For

 

Turkish business bloc chief calls for Islamic financial system

World Bulletin 25 May 2014

The head of Turkey's Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD), Nail Olpak, slammed the world's financial elite, pointing out that 85 of the world's

 

Refugee Blames Germany for His Life of Crime

Badische Zeitung, translated from German by Frau Katze: 15-year-old refugee portrays everyday life in Stühlinger Young refugees are involved with drugs and crime. This is

 

Home Depot’s Double Standard: Fires Christian, Allows Terror-linked Muslim Group to Proselytize

Creeping Sharia 24 May 2014

Home Depot fired Trevor Keezor in October 2009 for wearing a button that read "One nation under God, indivisible” when he worked for the Home Depot in Okeechobee, Florida.

 

Qatar’s Glencore Kingmaker Breaks Exile in Deutsche Deal

Businessweek 20 May 2014
By Alaa Shahine and Robert Tuttle

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, who played a key role in Glencore International Plc (GLEN)’s takeover of Xstrata Plc, is returning to dealmaking a year after his

 

Sepp Blatter: awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a mistake

theguardian.com 20 May 2014
By Owen Gibson

Sepp Blatter has said it was a "mistake" to choose Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, forcing Fifa to try to limit the damage. "Yes, it was a mistake of course, but one makes

 

How Qatar became Europe’s top power-broker

CNBC 20 May 2014
By Helia Ebrahimi

When in distress, American banks call Warren Buffett. In Europe, banks have turned instead to the Middle Eastern principality of Qatar. This one-time impoverished

 

Young Muslims from Huddersfield joined thousands to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for several UK charities

Examiner 20 May 2014
By Andrew Hirst

Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) took part in a 10k run and walk Young Muslims from Huddersfield joined thousands from across the country at

 

India’s jihadists atop $20 million nest egg

Money Jihad 20 May 2014

That’s 20 million U.S. dollars—not rupees. The money was routed in smaller increments through Islamic charities in Kashmir to avoid detection. Twenty million dollars is an

 

Dubai Islamic Bank to buy Indonesian bank stake

Peninsula On-line 20 May 2014

DUBAI: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) will purchase a 25 percent stake in Indonesian Islamic lender Bank Panin Syariah, it said on Monday, as the United Arab Emirates-based bank

 
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