The Address | Benghazi – Libya
EUROPE – Europe has been the incubator and safe haven of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, which has succeeded in establishing a network of relations of different nationalities, in which political conflicts have been intertwined with personal relationships, and all of these have been combined with plans and objectives.
Its activities in Europe have spread through many institutions and centers and received support from the countries sponsoring the group, international organization of the Brotherhood. Qatar’s aim behind its financial and political support for the Brotherhood’s project is to re-produce extremist proposals of Hassan al-Banna, Qaradawi, and other Brotherhood leaders.
The most prominent Brotherhood centers in Germany and Britain:
The German Constitutional Protection Agency (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) is monitoring the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the East German state of Saxony. The head of the Saxon local authority, Gordian Meyer-Platt, said that “the Muslim Brotherhood, through organizations such as the cultural association “The Forum of Saxony”, exploited the lack of places of worship for Muslims who came to Saxony as refugees, to expand their structures and to spread their perception of political Islam.”
In this regard, the Brotherhood’s leadership in Britain was fully controlled by 13 organizations and associations in London alone through three Egyptian leaders: Issam El Haddad, Ibrahim Mounir, and Ibrahim El-Zayat, who earlier headed the German Islamic Foundation GID.
Britain has the Forum for Muslim Youth in Europe, a network of 42 youth groups from more than 26 countries, as well as links and relations with the European Parliament.
Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group:
The West based the prohibition of the Muslim Brotherhood on three arguments:
- The Muslim Brotherhood is the main source of extremist ideology used by terrorist groups.
- Many senior al-Qaeda leaders, particularly Ayman al-Zawahiri, and then some leaders of the Al-Raqqa organization in the Syrian city of Raqqa are former members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
- The history of the Muslim Brotherhood is full of acts of violence and terrorism, including political assassinations and, more recently, anti-state operations in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood group is officially listed as a terrorist organization in several counties. It was designated as a terrorist organization by Russia in 2003, Syria, and Egypt in 2013, and in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and The United Arab Emirates in 2014.