Qatar, through its ambassador and representative of terrorism in Spain, Mohammed al-Kawari, attempted to spread terrorism, provoke strife in Spain and support the separation of Catalonia through the funding of imams and Muslim Brotherhood centers under the pretext of building mosques.
Kawari, born in 1958, is described as "the most malicious and dangerous Qatari ambassador" and one of the Qatari tools to spread extremist ideas and support terrorist organizations around the world with money, weapons or ransom.
Kawari served as Qatar's ambassador to Washington from 2013 to 2016 and before that as ambassador to France from 2003 to 2013. One of his missions was to extend contact with extremist centers and organizations inspired by terrorist ideas from extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.
Relations with IRGC
Kawari started his relationship with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who is on the global terrorism list, when Kawari moved to serve in the Qatari Embassy in Tehran from 1991 to 1992. He played a role as a mediator.
Influencing Arab communities
Kawari tried to reach the Arab communities there, and it was easy to communicate with them, create strife, and back the country's extremist organizations in Spain.
In May last year, Spanish press and media reports revealed how Qatar had provided funds to terrorist elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in Madrid under the pretext of building mosques.
Security in Madrid detected suspicious contacts between the agents of Doha, its ambassador Kawari and elements of the Brotherhood and ISIS with the aim of spreading strife and exporting terrorism to Spain, according to Spanish reports.
A Spanish newspaper said that Qatar funded the elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the A Coruña city in Galicia, northwestern Spain, with about 1.5 million euros, stressing that a large number of members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrived in Spain in the period from 2010 to 2013.