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Al-Ali backer of Al-Nusra Front, issuer of controversial fatwas

Sunday 11-06-2017 - 11:24 AM
Khalid Fahmy
Hamed Abdullah Ahmed
Hamed Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ali
Hamed Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ali is a Kuwaiti founder member of the so-called “Global Anti-Aggression Campaign” (GAAC), along with Al-Qaeda’s Qatari financer Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi, who is included on the terrorism list. Al-Ali was also listed on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions List.
GAAC is a human rights NGO established with the aim to resist foreign aggression against Islam, Muslims, and Muslim countries in compliance with Sunni-Islamic faith. 
Al-Ali, born in 1960, was appointed secretary general of Salafi movement in Kuwait. He is a professor of Islamic culture at Faculty of Basic Education in Kuwait. He is an Islamic orator at a mosque in the Kuwaiti district of al-Sabahiya, butr was banned from delivering sermons after discussing Iraq’s affairs. He studied Sharia sciences at the Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah. Al-Ali earned his Master’s degree in the interpretation of the holy Quran and Quran sciences. Then, he dedicated his life to writing, teaching sharia sciences in his mosque, in addition to delivering lectures and sermons. He also would give lectures at the Islamic University.

Al-Ali forbids cutting ties with Qatar

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Al-Ali was sentenced to four years in prison and his funds were seized for committing acts to destabilize Kuwait. In 2012, he called for supporting Al-Qaeda and its affiliate Al-Nusra Front, currently known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham that is fighting in Syria. Al-Ali issued a statement to back Al-Nusra, after it was designated as a terrorist organization by the United States of America. Al-Ali was included on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions List in 2008 and the USA sanction list in 2006 after he supported Al-Qaeda and facilitated carrying out terrorist attacks in Kuwait, Iraq and other areas. Moreover the United Nations said in 2008 that Al-Ali was a leader and funder of a Kuwait-based terrorist cell, which plotted to launch attacks against targets in the USA and Kuwait. He was also accused of providing terrorists with funds. 
Al-Ali issued several controversial fatwas (religious edicts) to authorize suicide attacks, use planes to carry out terrorist operations and forbid severing relations with Qatar. 
Al-Ali frequently traveled to Qatar on several occasions,  accepting invitations sent to him to deliver lectures in Qatar-run institutes. In 2012, he gave a sermon in Qatar’s State Grand Mosque in Doha upon the invitation of Qatari ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

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