Muslim Brotherhood Fatwa Council Preparing "Counter Fatwa" In Swedish Controversy


An online news portal is reporting that the the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), headed by Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, is planning a fatwa to counter the recent death threat issued by Al Qaida against the Swedish artist and editor of a newspaper that a last month printed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed with the head of a dog. Previous posts have reported on the role of a Swedish Muslim Brotherhood organization in fomenting the controversy. The ECFR is a component of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group in Europe and its membership is also comprised of many individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Having one Muslim Brotherhood group foster a crisis while another plays the role of responsible party is a “good cop/bad cop” strategy seen commonly with the global Muslim brotherhood.

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