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Submitted by Tom M. (Austria), Dec 22, 2014 at 16:18

Qatar Holding owns 15.6% of Volkswagen AG's capital and so earns income from dividends, about 390 million in 2013. Strangely enough being in cahoots with supporters of terrorism has not created legal, political or even PR problems for the German car maker. Maybe that is about to change.

Volkswagen customers and its shareholding public must not be at ease when they realize their co-owners support terrorists bent on destroying Western liberties and values.

Berkshire Hathaway or Blackstone Group would have been a much better choice for Volkswagen. Could it be that the Porsche Piech families, owning a majority stake, somehow follow in the footsteps of the Nazi's infatuation with the Arab world?

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