The Arab American Association of New York and its Executive Director, Linda Sarsour, lists the Qatar Foundation International second on its website's list of supporters. The Foundation is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Hamas-supporting Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi and the Islamist-allied Qatari government.
Qatar Foundation International says it is "a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF)." It maintains its independence but states that QF is its "major donor."
Qatar Foundation is closely linked to the Qatari government, which former U.S. Treasury Department terrorism-finance analyst Jonathan Schanzer describes as "the ATM of the Muslim Brotherhood movement and its associated groups." It hosts Al-Jazeera, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi and finances Hamas and Syrian extremists. Qatar's Arab neighbors are fed up with its backing of the Brotherhood.