This mysterious businessman works behind the scenes to sully Qatar’s reputation at all costs using strategies that are as crude as they are dubious. His latest find: calling into question the holding of the 2022 World Cup organized by the Emirate because of Covid19. Revelations…
His name does not make the front page of the tabloids. No wonder. Ghanem Nuseibeh cultivates with art discretion and a taste for secrecy. An asset for this lobbyist born into a large Muslim family in Jerusalem in 1977.
An expert in strategy and management, he runs his company Cornerstone Global Associates in Mayfair, one of London’s most exclusive districts. England, his second homeland where he attended all his schooling. From the perfidious Albion, he inherited a certain sense of duplicity. Touching on everything, he is at the same time director of MAAS, a Muslim NGO that fights against anti-Semitism, a nice token of humanity and respectability that has opened many doors for him. Yet within many foreign services, Ghanem Nuseibeh is usually presented as one of the main artisans of “Qatarbashing”.
According to the Stanford report, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler of the eastern region of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, even mandated him to valorize the actions of the UAE and its allies through social networks and denigrate those of their enemies.
Thus, according to many sources, the Saudis’ gun carrier has been trying for several years to scuttle the organization of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by distilling fake news to many chancelleries and media. A real work of undermining. Like this campaign in October 2017 during which the BBC published reports on its website and news channel warning that there was “a growing political risk that Qatar would not host the World Cup in 2022”. The article from mainstream media was causing huge coverage in the British and international media. The journalists all relied on the same single report entitled: “Qatar in Focus: Is the 2022 FIFA World Cup in danger?” The report revealed that “Western diplomats have privately stated that they do not know whether the tournament will go ahead as planned or not”. Small problem: the famous report came from Cornerstone Global Associates, headed by Ghanem Nuseibeh himself! A crude manipulation that should have warned the many media who fell for it like five year olds. Make no mistake! In his desire to sabotage the 2022 World Cup that will make Qatar the center of the world, Ghanem Nuseibeh, does not back down from any vileness.
Last October, a new report straight out of the imagination of Cornerstone Global Associates’ Spins Doctors sowed panic by claiming that Qatar was hiding Covid’s scale on its territory. The information initially revealed by the Arab News site was immediately picked up by the New York Times.
October 2020 will go down in the history of the “New York Times”, founded 169 years earlier, as one of the most testing months for the credibility of this institution of the American press. The newspaper left a lot of room for the bogus testimony of a certain Shehroze Chaudhry, a 25-year-old Canadian. Questioned by the NYT, he claimed to have fought in the ranks of Daech in Syria under the nickname Abu Huzayfa. Abu Huzayfa gave chilling accounts of beheading and his testimony “from inside” Daech. A few days later, arrested by federal police not far from Toronto, he was charged on the basis of fabricated information (hoax) and now risks up to five years in prison for his fabrications. A real setback for the credibility of the NYT, which would apologize with a lip service.
With such ease to manipulate media, Ghanem Nuseibeh has a bright future ahead of him. According to some sources, he is already working on other fakes news intended to harm his best enemy Qatar. A country against which he is on a crusade.