German Muslim Brotherhood Leader Embroiled In Another Property Dispute


Local German media has reported on a conflict in Wiesbaden between a Turkish Islamist organization represented by a Muslim Brotherhood leader and a local housing association which is attempting to block the conversion of a former supermarket into an Islamic facility. The Islamischen Gemeinschaft Milli Görüs (IGMG) is represented by Ibrahim El-Zayat who is also the leader of the Islamische Gemeinschaft Deutschland (IGD) which is generally considered to be the representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany. Mr. El-Zayat is also a leader in many European Muslim Brotherhood organizations and is married to the sister of Mehmet Sabri Erbakan who is in turn the nephew of Necmettin Erbakan, the leader of Turkish Milli Görüs. Mr. El-Zayat is highly active in managing Milli Gorus properties in Germany and in Holland where a mosque project he was involved with has become embroiled in controversy. In the current conflict which is now in court, Mr. El-Zayat is claiming that he received permission for the conversion when he purchased the property in 2006 while the housing association says they were not properly consulted and that prayers have already begun inside the facility. Previous posts have reported on yet another controversy in Berlin regarding the construction of a large Islamic facility there.

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