The government of Qatar wants to acquire a 90$ million stake of the conservative website Newsmax, owned by President Donald Trump’s friend Chris Ruddy.
Qatar is a founder of the terror groups and has close ties with Iran, which is the leading state sponsor of terror with a threatening nuclear program.
“During my recent trip to the Middle East, I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar — look!” said Trump in June 2017.
Recently, Newsmax has published more and more Qatar-friendly news and coverages, reporting things like “Qatar’s Emir Promises to Step Up Ties, Invest Up to $250 Billion in the US,” described as “a widely praised week-long trip of the Qatar leader to the U.S.,” and states that such praise “reached all the way to media outlets in the Middle East.”
Ruddy ruled out the Qatari interest in Newsmax stakes as ‘false’
Qatar is planning an agenda to buy foreign media outlets to advance its foreign policy and has intensified that amid the ongoing dispute with other Arab states like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt, who cut ties with Doha for its funding of terror and close relations with Iran.
Also, Qatar holds 38 sports TV channels in 36 states like North America, Spain, France, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Qatari Airways sponsors a monthly travel series on CNN.
The architect of the Qatari campaign in America is Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad, brother of the Emir of Qatar, and he’s overseeing the talks in the Newsmax purchase. He’s overseeing the planning for 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar has secured its hosting of the major sporting event amid the allegations of systematic bribery and graft, as well as concerns of dangerous labor conditions which resulted in thousands of deaths.