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What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

We’ve let the desert state face both ways on funding extremism

4 October 2014

9:00 AM

4 October 2014

9:00 AM

On 17 June, a meeting of the Henry Jackson Society, held in the House of Commons, discussed (according to the minutes published on the society’s website) how a tribal elder in northern Cameroon who runs a car import business in Qatar has become one of the main intermediaries between kidnappers from Boko Haram and its offshoot Ansaru and those seeking to free hostages.

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Simon Heffer, is a columnist for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of The Spectator.

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