Daughter Of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leader Receives Award From Tunisian President


The website of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) has reported that the daughter of prominent U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Taha Al-Alwani (aka Taha Jabir Al-Alwani) has been given a Presidential award by the President of Tunisia:

Dr. Ruqaia Alalwani receives the International Presidential Award on Islamic Studies, granted by the Tunisian President Zein El Abidine. The award was ongoing contributions in highlighting the cultural values of Islam through her publications, her media programs, and her participation in international conferences related to the issues of thought, especially those dealing with Women and the family. Dr. Alalwani is a professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts, in the University of Bahrain and is the daughter of Sheikh Taha Jabir Alalwani, a previous president of IIIT.

In addition to IIIT, Dr. Al-Alwani is also affiliated with many other organizations that are part of the global Muslim Brotherhood including the Fiqh Academy of North America, the Graduate Institute of Islamic Social Sciences, and the Gesellschaft Muslimischer Sozial und und Geisteswissenschaftler (GMSG), a German organization of Muslim social scientists. This the first known mention of Ruqaia Alalwani and her receipt of an award by the Tunisian President is somewhat of an anomaly given the poor relationship he has with Tunisian Islamist organizations, particularly the Al Nahda movement thought to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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