According to a Brazilian-Arab news service, a Saudi organization with an important Muslim Brotherhood leader as one of its members will hold the first meeting of the Executive Board in Mecca from November 12th to 15th and will be ” discussing the problems faced by contemporary Muslim society.” The organization was identified as the Meeting of Muslim Scholars and Thinkers and was said to be promoted by the Muslim World League. According to the report, the board is comprised of “21 Muslim thinkers from all over the world” and that “Most of them are highest religious authorities” such as sheikhs from Jordan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, Lebanon, India, Austria, the United States, Great Britain, Bosnia, France, Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, and Nigeria. Board members who were identified by name were:
• Ahmad Mohamed Hilaiel, Judge of Judges from Jordan
• Mohamed Saied Tantáui, member of the Higher Council of Mosques and sheikh at the Al-Azhar Mosque, from Egypt
• Ahmad Jaballa, director at the European Institute of Human Sciences in France
• Suheib Hassan Abdel-Ghaffár, president at the Muslim Law Council in Great Britain
• Mahmud Ahmad Gházi, president at the International Islamic University Islamabad, in Pakistan
• Badr Al-Hassan Al-Qássemi, vice president at the Muslim-India Academy of Theology
Ahmed Jaballa (aka Ahmed Jaballah) is the the director of the Institut européen de sciences humaines (IESH), an educational facility associated with the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) and its French member the Union des organisations islamiques de France (UOIF), both orgganizations being strongly associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood. Dr. Jaballah is also a current FIOE officer.
The report also notes that Foreign Relations vice-president at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP), Helmi Mohammed Ibraim Nasr, was invited to participate as the only representative of Latin America. According to the report:
Early this year, Nasr was selected by the Muslim League to integrate the board for his work to propagate Muslim religion and culture in Brazil. The Professor translated the Koran, the sacred book of Muslim religion, from Arabic into Portuguese, and his version is recognised by the Muslim League. The Koran in Portuguese, which was printed at the King Fahd Complex, in Medina, Saudi Arabia, was launched in October 2005.
The Muslim World League was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam and Muslim Brothers have played key roles thorgh the life of the organization.