Feb
12

U.K. Muslim Brotherhood Plans For Global March On Jerusalem

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Palestinian media is reporting on plans by the U.K. Muslim Brotherhood and it supportive organizations for the so-called “Global March to Jerusalem.” According to a Palestine News Network report:

A number of Islamic, Arab and British Palestinian solidarity organisations will meet this Monday 13th Feb to discuss plans for activities of the Global March to Jerusalem. The meeting is on the invitation of the Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB), the Association of Palestinian Community (APC) and the British Muslim Initiative (BMI). These organisations, alongside many other British solidarity organisations, have announced their intention for active participation in the Global March to Jerusalem by organising a large protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London and sending delegations to participate in the huge March which planned to take place in the bordering countries of Palestine, as to condemn the Judaization, apartheid and ethnic cleansing committed by Israel against Jerusalem and its people in particular and against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories in general. Dr. Hafez Karmi, chairman of the PFB, said that this meeting is part of a bigger gathering which will include all European committees and organisations participating in the March to Jerusalem. The PFB will host the said meeting in London on the 21st Feb, where European efforts will be coordinated to ensure the participation of as many people as possible in the March and its activities whether in European capitals or through travelling to Palestine or its surrounding countries where hundreds of thousands of participants in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt will march to the nearest point to Jerusalem. Sarah Colborne, The Executive Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) announced at the end of January that a huge March will take place in front of the Israeli embassy in London as part of the GMJ. She invited all British people to actively join the protest. It worth to mention that The Global March to Jerusalem will take place on Friday 30th March 2012 where hundreds of committees and campaigns all over the six continents will participate in order to highlight the suffering the people of Jerusalem are going through as a result of the occupation’s Zionist and racist practices. The slogan of the March will be “Peoples of the world demand the freedom for Jerusalem… People of the world demand to end the occupation of Palestine”.”

An earlier post reported on another planning conference that took place in Istanbul while another post discussed the invitation to the march that was posted on a far-left website. As noted in that post, six of the twelve individuals listed as sponsoring/endorsing the initiative are either leaders in or closely tied to the Global Brotherhood including PFB and BMI leaders discussed above.

  • Zaher Birawi, leading Palestine activist, Britain (director of the Palestine Return Center in the U.K)
  • Gretta Duisenberg, Chair Foundation “Stop the Occupation”, Board member Free Gaza Movement, Netherlands (widow of former European Bank president; works closely with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the Netherlands)
  • Dr. Hafiz al Karmi, Chairman Palestinian Forum in Britain (The PFB works closely with Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.K.)
  • Mohammad Kozber, British Muslim Initiative (The BMI is part of the U.K Muslim Brotherhood)
  • Mikalis Lukianos, Ship to Gaza, Greece (The Gaza Flotilla movement is closely tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood)
  • Ismael Patel, Chairman Friends of Al Aqsa, Britain (FOA and Patel work closely with the U.K. Muslim Brotherhood)
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