According to new media reports, Qatar’s government has called on the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al-Gama‘a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group) —including Assam Abdul Majid and Tarek al-Zomor, the leaders of the Gama´a, and Muhammad Mahsub, Ashraf Badr al-Deen, Mahmoud Hassain, and Hamza Zawba, of the Muslim Brotherhood —to leave Qatar and go to London. Allegedly, the decision of the Qatari authorities was motivated by mounting pressure from Egypt and Saudi Arabia to extradite the Islamist leaders as PJ Tatler reports.
Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussain has reportedly applied for political asylum in the UK and is currently believed to be in Qatar. The UK Home Office has replied, however, that asylum claims can only be made from within the UK.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch reported on January 27 that Anas al-Tikriti, a senior member of the UK Muslim Brotherhood, was part of a meeting between President Obama and Osama Al-Nujaifi, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives…In interviews, Tikriti has expressed support for “the right of the Iraqis to engage in legitimate resistance against foreign occupation”, even if that means killing British and American soldiers. He also supports Hamas, which he says “supports democracy” and should not be regarded as a terrorist organisation.
In a press statement published on December 25, 2013, Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa said the cabinet declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, making it subject to Article 86 of the Egyptian penal code. The provisions of the article define terrorism and the penalties for engaging in it. According to Eissa, the bomb attack in Mansoura the other day, which killed 16 people, hat led to the government´s decision. Continue Reading
In late September 2013, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood denied media reports that it is moving the bulk of its operations to London. The Egyptian MB has been running an office in the UK, headed by Ibrahim Mounir, a senior figure in the organisation. After the ouster of Mohammed Morsi from his office on 3 July, the Brotherhood was once again exposed to an extensive crackdown by the Egyption security forces. As a result, the MB allegedly moved ist media and publishing operations to the UK. This was denied by the organisation’s London office, however. Continue Reading
According to The Charity Commission, cash donations for Syrian refugees ‘undoubtedly’ end up in the hands of extremist groups, while the Disasters Emergency Committee said it could not rule out that some of the £20million it has raised has funded Syrian jihadists.
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Three Britons were murdered when heavily-armed Islamist terrorists, reportedly including a UK fanatic, stormed a Kenyan shopping centre. A Twitter feed that claims to be a press feed for the terrorist group named at least nine Westerners – one Briton, six Americans, a Finn and a Canadian – who it said were involved in the attack.
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