The website of the Muslim World League has identified two additional Muslim Brotherhood linked members of a newly formed organization sponsored by the League. A previous post has discussed the “Meeting of Muslim Scholars and Thinkers” whose executive board was said to be comprised of “21 Muslim thinkers from all over the world” described as “the highest religious authorities.” In addition to the French Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed Jaballah, the current report identifies Bosnian Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric and U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Muzammil Siddiqi as members of the board of the new organization. As several previous posts have noted, Dr. Ceric is a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi. Dr. Siddiqi has a long history of involvement with Saudi Arabian fundamentalist organizations. According to his ISNA biography, Dr. Siddiqi graduated with a BA in Islamic & Arabic Studies in 1965 from the University of Medina, founded in 1961 known to be staffed by Saudi fundamentalist clerics and members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood who had sought asylum in the Kingdom. While completing a doctorate in theology at Harvard, Dr. Siddiqi served as Chairman of the Department of Religious Affairs at the Muslim World League Office to the United Nations and U. S.A. from 1976 to 1980. He has been a past President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and continues to be an important leader of ISNA, an important member of the U.S Muslim Brotherhood.
(note: The MWL report also identifies Jafar Sheikh Idris as a member of the board of the “Meeting of Muslim Scholars and Thinkers” and states that he is associated with the American Open University, probably the “distance learning” Islamic facility located in Alexandria, Virginia. Idris is a Sudanese Islamic scholar not known to be associated with the Muslin Brotherhood and several sources suggest he is associated with radical “Salafism.”