July 30, 2013
Saudi media is reporting that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has met with the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League at the Prince’s offices in Riyadh in order to discuss philanthropic activity. According to a Saudi Gazette report:
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global, receives Abdullah Al-Turki, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, at his office in Riyadh. They discussed issues pertaining to philanthropic activity. Al-Turki was accompanied by a delegation that included Habib Zein El-Abidine, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, and Nadeem Elyas, Head of the Islamic Waqf in Germany. The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Ali Al-Nashwan, religious adviser to the prince. The discussions also touched on the latest regional and international developments on social, economic and Islamic fronts.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian businessman and investor and a member of the Saudi royal family. He is the founder, CEO, and 95% owner of the Kingdom Holding Company which describes itself as a diversified investment company, whose main interests are banking / financial services, real estate, hotels, media, entertainment, and internet / technology.
In March 2013, Forbes listed Al Waleed as the 26th-richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of US $20 Billion. In 2011, Prince Talal bought a $300 million dollar stake in Twitter, the social-media giant and he has partnered with the Bloomberg news service to establish a new Arabic language news channel expected to launch in 2014.
In 2008 our predecessor publication reported that Prince Talal had made numerous financial contributions to a pan-Islamic interfaith dialog organization that is closely tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood and which has an antisemitic statement posted on its website. Our predecessor publication also reported in 2008 that Prince Talal was one of the sponsors of a conference held by the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP), a new international Islamic philanthropic organization with strong Muslim Brotherhood representation.
The Muslim World League was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam. Muslim Brothers played an important role in its founding and the League has always been strongly associated with the Brotherhood.US government officials have testified that MWL has been linked to supporting Islamic terrorist organizations globally and the organization has a long history of anti-Semitism