Qatari Khalifa Exploits Loopholes in UN Safety Council Sanctions Doha Changes a Blind Eye To Start Terrorist Funding
In spite of a UN property halt on particular individuals and also organizations believed to be promoting terrorism in parts of the world, confirmed records are declaring that a Qatari financier is helping to fund the Al Qaeda authority, including the organizer behind the September 11 strikes. Apparently, Khalifa Al Subway is reportedly circumventing UN sanctions to tap into his freezing bank accounts.
Khalifa Al Subaiy was imprisoned for 6 months in Qatar for funding terrorism as well as allowing other people to be trained in foreign countries. On his discharge in March 2008, he began channelizing funds to senior Al Qaeda henchmen and dispatched recruits to the terror group’s coaching camps in Pakistan. He did so despite being on a UN Safety Council blacklist.
All of this has been made possible due to a possible loophole in UN sanctions rules that permitted him to access up to $10,000 a month, ostensibly under the guise of “basic necessities”.
Instead, this has allowed him to continue his illicit activity while under the watch of the Security Council, and while Qatar seems to have ignored this activity happening right under its nose.
This is ‘deeply concerning’ as stated by the Wall Street Journal that reported this loophole in the first place. An overlook in its own system means, it becomes easy of mostly extremely sharp and intelligent operatives of the likes of Subaiy to exploit funds and funnel back the same into coffers of extremist groups. The deeply flawed set-up actually allows countries to apply for sustenance funds for their own citizens. But when those applications failed to be screened by a 15 member committee of the Security Council, such applications cannot be rejected.
A home country’s request for money could only be thrown out by a unanimous vote from all 15 UN Security Council members, which “usually is very difficult to achieve,” a source spoke in anonymity with the media.
The end result is that funds are nearly always permitted regardless of the size of the requested withdrawal , even though there is not any proof provided to display just how the funds was utilized . Al Subaiy’s case belongs to a larger problem where accused ISIS and Al Qaeda supporters managed to utilize loopholes to tap into their funds .
Blacklisted people were able to gain access to their accounts on 71 out of 72 requests , from 2008 to 2018 .
It is often reported that some nations like Qatar , are failing to adequately monitor the actions of their citizens on the watchlist , which makes it very easy for siphoning of revenue to be redistributed to meet up with unnecessary action .