New report ties Qatar and Muslim Brotherhood to Libyan rebel leader who supported ISIS
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A new investigation has pinpointed links between members of a Qatari body, the Muslim Brotherhood and a slain Libyan rebel leader who supported ISIS.
Sky News Arabia revealed a video earlier this month that showed a funeral prayer for Wissam bin Humaid in Istanbul dated May 1. Humaid once appeared in a video in front of an ISIS flag voicing threats against the Libyan government.
Born and killed in battles for Benghazi, he served as a senior leader of the city’s Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries.
That group once fought alongside ISIS fighters in the eastern city against the Libyan National Army, the force led by military commander Khalifa Haftar.
The prayer recited at his funeral, held a year and a half after his death in Turkey, was spoken by Imam Salem Jaber, a member of the the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Qatar, which has been designated as a terrorist group by the UAE for its links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Also present at the Istanbul prayer was Wanis Al Mabrouk, a resident of Turkey. He is also a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Qatar and is best known for a fiery statement about the Nato mission in Libya. He once, according to the report, said “this is one of the coalition which is the Prophet Mohammed had witnessed, he would have engaged with”.
In another video, this time in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, Sky News Arabia said those in attendance for the funeral prayer of Humaid were chanting ISIS slogans.
Source: The National