WASHINGTON, DC – February 4, 2019 – The Middle East Forum is hosting a conference, "Qatar: U.S. Ally or Global Menace?" in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 6th from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.
The conference will feature leading members of Congress, well-known foreign affairs experts, defense and intelligence community officials, and even soccer stars.
Topics will include Qatar's lobbying and disinformation campaigns; its funding of Islamic extremism; its global media empire; its cyber espionage and election interference; its alliance with Iran and Turkey; and the grand FIFA soccer fraud.
"Enough of Qatar's double-game," said Forum director Gregg Roman. "Its dazzling skyscrapers do not mask its malign influence. In the Middle East, it aligns with radical states and finances Palestinian rejectionism. In the West, it spreads the Islamist ideology and runs influence campaigns."
If you would like to view the conference over our live stream, you have several options. You can watch the event on our website, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. A video archive of all of the speeches and panels will be made available after the event.
For security reasons, this is an invitation-only event not open to the public.
Co-sponsors of the conference include: American Islamic Forum for Democracy, CAMERA, Endowment for Middle East Truth, Fahmy Foundation, Foundation for Sports Integrity, Haym Salomon Center, Iranian American Forum, Islamic State of Iran Crime Research Center, Jewish News Syndicate, Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis, Research Institute for European and American Studies, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Security Studies Group, Shurat HaDin, Strength to Strength, The Lawfare Project, and The Phyllis Chesler Organization.
The Middle East Forum promotes American interests and works to protect Western civilization from the threat of Islamism.
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