Responding to media reports that an American gunman suspected of killing five people last month may have been been “radicalized” in Qatar, the government’s new communications office said the shooter never set foot in the country.
In a statement, the office said that Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez had only transited through Hamad International Airport last November while en route to Jordan to visit family.
“Statements suggesting Mr Abdulazeez entered the State of Qatar are false.
The State of Qatar condemns these criminal acts such as those in Tennessee, which terrorize and kill innocent people. These acts are contrary to all humanitarian values, ethics, principles and religions and emphasize the need for unity and solidarity in order to renounce violence and reject terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, whatever its motives and causes.”
Abdulazeez was killed in a gunfight with police on the same day of the attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He reportedly killed four US marines at a Naval Reserve Center and wounded three others, including a man who died over the weekend.
Earlier this week, Reuters reported that US officials were investigating the potential motivations of the suspected shooter, and had been hunting for any affiliations the man may have held with overseas militant groups.
The newswire cited two American government sources as saying Abdulazeez spent some time in Qatar:
“U.S. investigators are trying to piece together Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s travels to the region to see if he was radicalized by a militant group such as Islamic State. But they have no evidence he was in contact with militant groups or individuals.
On a seven-month trip to visit family in Jordan, it is uncertain how long he may have spent in the Qatari capital, a political crossroads in the region. Qatar is home to jihadist supporters as well as a U.S. air base.”
However, it’s also possible that the gunman acted alone. According to loved ones who spoke to ABC News, Abdulazeez suffered from depression and drug addiction, among other issues.
Shouldn’t there be a defamation case filed by the state of Qatar against those who gave such a news. Enough of this Bullshit.
Not really. They said that he was in Qatar, (true) but they were uncertain for how long. (Seems he was just passing through)
It is also true that Qatar hosts people linked to terrorism, Hamas and the Taliban to name but two. I don’t see where the defamation is.
read my post to Mr. Reason….
For anyone to say that a person was radicalized in a particular country (which is a tall claim) must at least know for how long that person stayed there, when and how. You cannot just shoot in the air.
Furthermore I disagree with your notion of Qatar hosting “terrorist groups” which for one is part of international efforts of reconciliation between the warring factions and secondly, Just because a particular faction is considered a terrorist group by Americans doesn’t necessarily mean it is terrorist group for the world. American is NOT the world.
The Afghan Taliban members in Qatar are implicated in the mass murder or thousands of Shias before the Americans imprisoned them. They were not fighting the Russians or Western Imperalism they murdered fellow Afhgans because they were the wrong type of muslims. They also oppressed and murdered women, beheaded opponents in the national stadium, destroyed world hertitage site Buddahs, destroyed TV and film archives and took Afghanistan back to the Middle Ages under their terrorrist rule.
So yes I am saying it, by any stretch of the imagination the Taliban are the definition of a terrorist group and if they are in Qatar at the invitation of the government then they are hosting them.
As for Hamas, you could debate whether they are a terrorist group but their charter does called for the complete destruction of Israel and they do spend their time launching missles at civil sites in Israel, so again to me a terrorist group. (and before you say it they are only defending themselves, no they are not, launching pathetic missles is designed to terrorism the jewish population and before you say Israel is worse, yes Israel acts like a terrorist state and should be held to account as well)
Sorry but i have to categorize you among the Fox news fed bull crap generation. There is very little arguing with a person who takes what mainstream media feeds him.
I wouldn’t touch Fox News with your lips.
You may disagree but that doesn’t make me wrong, go to bamiyan and see where they destroyed the Buddhas, go to the archives for film and TV and see where nothing is left. Go and talk to Shias in Afghanistan if you can find them.
Don’t spin me the we are persecuted BS and the world tells lie about us, these are facts you can go and check for yourself.
No one said he was radicalized in Qatar – go read the full article.
Everything are just according to their plans for the New World Order = One World Government… these people are sick ….. too much innocent people died because of their exceptional skills of killing people from history to present.
you don’t know yet who ruled the world?
which country next?
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Slogan:’By way of deception, thou shall do war.’.
The Masters or they called themselves God in silent are the one in control the world, therefore don’t expect any peace… the terrorism are made by them, this is how expert they are …they decide who deserve to live or die, who will use your country resources etc…..sigh
These gangsters are;
Neocons, Federal Reserve, Bohemian Grove,the bilderberg group (the secret societies) ,The Vatican, Queen of England, Freemasonry, Skull & Bones, AIPAC, – list goes on include UN, most members belong to aka gangsters group.
some great information that will let you understand the plan of the gangsters….
What the Royal Family Doesn’t Want YOU To See! Zion King ~ Part 1 -12….finish till end of the parts….
Ring Of Power (Full Length Documentary) — this is 5 hours
All what you read they called it news.. just all hoax…
The Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez (Chattanooga) Shooting Hoax on Ramadan- Zionist Pranks
This is the first I’ve heard this angle and I’m in the states. Get the panties out of a wad. No Zionist plot to be seen.
Not sure if this is defamation. He traveled to (or through) Qatar according US State Department records. The original report states this comes from 2 separate sources. Additionally, it specifically states they have no record of how long he was there (could be 20 minutes or 2 weeks, who knows). The article blames Qatar for nothing at all, just says traveled and gives context to Qatar in the middles east (shooter killed 5 military people, Qatar has largest military base in Middle East & association has been in the news for years now about various groups and funding from Qatar). Not sure what the BS is in this case, its just the news according to sources. Curious, why is there not outrage and protest about a Muslim killing non-Muslims? Is it not automatically a hate crime? Five people are dead and the focus of these comments are not about how terrible this is but rather whether Qatar has its feelings hurt. Its despicable.
A bit of a non story all round. Obviously the guy is a bit derranged, had a drug problem and was maybe convinced by an Islamic Terror cell to kill American soliders. However nothing to do with Qatar, just was passing through the airport.
Passing through the airport? Why is Qatar now the hub of plane routes in the region? They just made an airport and during that time, their airport and flights were nothing that emulates a hub of a region at all.
Not like Qatar will ever admit the real reasons he was there for anyway. Whether he was there to pick up a bag of cash for his services, or for other purposes, we will never know. Just don’t insult the public’s intelligence and say this killer was in Qatar only to change planes 🙂
Qatar houses Hamas and Taliban and they do have people who fund religious groups. I find it strange to believe that this guy was in Qatar to go experience the Villagio mall and sea line.
read my post to Mr. Reason… it will guide you real news…
Don’t waste your time with him, he seems to be the kind of person who only watches Fox news, and would happily vote for Pailn or Trump!
or check my google + … i post informations that will blow your mind… dont never beleived whatever the zionist media trying to let you believed of their games…all of these games are false flag…. too much hoaxes…. he is jewish man…
Took a quick look at your posts, mind not blown. You are falling into the classic psychological trap of having a theory you want to be true and then trying to find ‘evidence’ to back it up. To take one example, you have a “banned” report from Fox News about Israel spying on America. Everyone spies on everyone else, even friends. That is not mind blowing material.
Actually Qatar is quickly becoming a hub. If you fly from the states Qatar Airwyas ticket prices are actually cheaper then flying from here. A lot of people traveling to Middle East and other Asian countries are starting to fly gulf airlines like QA and Emirates.
I fly back and fourth between the states and Qatar quite often and most of the people I’m on the plane with are transist passengers.
I flew from Philadpehia to Doha couple months back and there was literally only 1 other person on my flight who actually got off at Doha. Getting my luggage was quite easy because it was only mines and other persons lol.
But it’s not hard to believe he was just going through the airport.
Actually Qatar is probably the perfect hub for him, direct flights from the US, easy to get to Kuwait where he is from and a short trip to Jordan as well. So no need for him to go through immigration and visit Qatar.
The only way for you to know for sure that this man was in Qatar for more than a transit flight, is if you yourself were the one who met with him and handed him the cash or whatever. But it’s not like you’ll ever admit to it if it were true, so I’ll guess we’ll never know what your real connection to him was 😉
People have been transiting through Qatar since before the new airport was built. Same as many other airports. Do you really need someone to explain this to you?
As for “housing Hamas and Taliban”, well, the first happen to have won the Palestinian elections, while the latter were housed here to help the U.S. with the negotiations. But I guess you also didn’t know that?! Just like you also conveniently forgot Al Udeid base! Look that up, will you?
BRB burning my passport. In all seriousness though, as an American, this discriminatory sh*t against non-white and non-Christians is just getting old. I can only imagine how the people being villainized feel like.
Curious – Man shoots neighbors over parking dispute – Qatar erupts with hate crime allegations, making this the obvious reason for shooting someone, they are Muslim. Muslim guy shoots four innocent people, no one in Qatar blinks an eye, certainly not a hate crime. https://dohanews.co/1000-qatar-march-show-support-murdered-us-students/ Curious why this is the case? Could it be discrimination?
He was just using the eid promo offer from Qatar airways for a cheap ticket to Jordan, that’s it.