Who is Khalifa al-Subaiy, former banker named among Qatar-linked terrorists?

Jaber Al Joodi
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The joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain listed Qatari citizen Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy as the number one on the Doha-linked terrorism list.

Subaiy has also been named on the United States designated list of terrorists and stands accused of financing terrorism by funding al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, and in particular his relationship with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks.


Seems that the sanctions are increasing by day on those who are included under the terrorism list issued by the joint statement on Friday.

According to available information, Subaiy has had a long history of providing financial support for terrorist groups.

Khalifa al-Subaiy
Khalifa al-Subaiy

The Qatari former bankers sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda, specifically to the mastermind of 9/11 attacks, the Pakistani Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

A quick look on Subaiy’s Instagram account will find him posting clear support for terrorist militants in Syria. In one particular post, Subaiy calls for donations in buying Grad rockets under the supervision of Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a mufti currently in Syria with the Nusra Front.

In another photo, Subaiy shares a photo while he is playing with his pet lion. He shows off his sports car and the luxury house in which he lives in. Overserves say this a clear indication of the level of support he receives from Doha given international sanctions placed against him for being a terrorist financier.

Qatar initially jailed Subaiy in 2008 for terrorist offences but quickly released less than six months later.

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