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Old 01-06-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Hamas leader 'expelled from Qatar': Israel hails diplomatic victory after claims political bureau chief has been removed to Turkey - Middle East - World - The Independent

If the following link comes out to be factual, does this mean that Turkey will now be harboring a terrorist organization? How will the the US react if Turkey becomes the home base of Hamas?
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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So the latest from Qatar in order for the Hamas leader to stay:

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Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, a leading Hamas member said: “Hamas was asked at least not to engage in any high-profile political activities that may be interpreted as Qatar still supporting the Muslim Brotherhood...
Hamas leader will remain in Doha, suspend activities: group official ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Secure, Undisclosed
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All kinds of things wrong with that article. Hamas is headquartered in Gaza, where they are the elected government. Mishal lives overseas because he's on an Israeli hit list. Qatar is a pretty hard-line Arab government; can't believe they'd give an Israeli complaint about another Arab much rein. In fact, I'm not even sure they have diplomatic relations with Israel. Not sure; haven't been to the region in several years.

And the US has had to deal with some of Turkey's relationships with unsavory NGOs for some time. We recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization because that is supportive of Israel, currently our closest ally in the middle east. Hamas poses no threat to the US. (Fundraising is not a threat.) We are otherwise little more than moderately interested bystanders with respect to Hamas.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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All kinds of things wrong with that article. Hamas is headquartered in Gaza, where they are the elected government. Mishal lives overseas because he's on an Israeli hit list. Qatar is a pretty hard-line Arab government; can't believe they'd give an Israeli complaint about another Arab much rein. In fact, I'm not even sure they have diplomatic relations with Israel. Not sure; haven't been to the region in several years.

And the US has had to deal with some of Turkey's relationships with unsavory NGOs for some time. We recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization because that is supportive of Israel, currently our closest ally in the middle east. Hamas poses no threat to the US. (Fundraising is not a threat.) We are otherwise little more than moderately interested bystanders with respect to Hamas.
A few holes in your post: Hamas took over the Gaza Strip via a coup. Thus Hamas was not voted in as the leadership of the Gaza Strip. They were voted in as part of the Legislative Council (congress so to speak). Most of the high ranking leaders of Hamas have Million Dollar homes in Qatar and have been locating their bank accounts there.

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Qatar is also the home base of Hamas leader Khaled Meshal.
- See more at: Hamas’s Benefactors: A Network of Terror | Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Hamas may not pose a direct threat to the US itself, but they are a threat.

If Arab terrorists were not a problem to Arabs, then why would the UAE put out a terrorist list comprised of Arabs??

List of groups designated terrorist organisations by the UAE | The National
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Hamas leader 'expelled from Qatar': Israel hails diplomatic victory after claims political bureau chief has been removed to Turkey - Middle East - World - The Independent

If the following link comes out to be factual, does this mean that Turkey will now be harboring a terrorist organization? How will the the US react if Turkey becomes the home base of Hamas?
The US is not going to do a damn thing about it. Turkey has worked with terrorist groups fighting in Syria and they're a NATO member and look what has happened. Nothing...
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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All kinds of things wrong with that article. Hamas is headquartered in Gaza, where they are the elected government. Mishal lives overseas because he's on an Israeli hit list. Qatar is a pretty hard-line Arab government; can't believe they'd give an Israeli complaint about another Arab much rein. In fact, I'm not even sure they have diplomatic relations with Israel. Not sure; haven't been to the region in several years.

And the US has had to deal with some of Turkey's relationships with unsavory NGOs for some time. We recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization because that is supportive of Israel, currently our closest ally in the middle east. Hamas poses no threat to the US. (Fundraising is not a threat.) We are otherwise little more than moderately interested bystanders with respect to Hamas.
Hamas celebrated 9/11 by singing, dancing, and handing out candy in the streets (actually, large numbers of "ordinary Palestinians" did this as well). They also killed more Americans than ISIS has:Palestinian terrorists have killed more Americans than ISIS | WashingtonExaminer.com
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: honolulu
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Hamas celebrated 9/11 by singing, dancing, and handing out candy in the streets (actually, large numbers of "ordinary Palestinians" did this as well). They also killed more Americans than ISIS has:Palestinian terrorists have killed more Americans than ISIS | WashingtonExaminer.com
ad but from I gather it to be true... well the US can dish it out but when it comes to, death and destruction on the home front you got to expect haters to hate.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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Hamas establishing itself in Turkey

Forced from Damascus, Hamas establishing itself in Turkey - Israel News, Ynetnews


Hamas leaders prefer Turkish exile to Gaza hardships - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
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