The Muslim World League (MWL), a Saudi organization closely related to the global Muslim Brotherhood, has announced a meeting attended by U.S. and European individuals also tied to the Brotherhood. According to the MWL website,a meeting was recently held in preparation for the World Conference on Dialogue, sponsored by the League and to be held next month in Mecca. The reported stated that the meeting was chaired by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsen Turki, the MWL Secretary-General, and the following individuals of interest were reported in attendance:
- Ezz Eddin Ibrahim, Adviser to the President of the United Arab Emirates for Cultural Affairs.
- Nihad Awad, President of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in the United States of America.
- Mohammad Kourmas, Vice President of Religious Affairs in Turkey
- Ibrahim Mohamed Zain, dean of the World Institute for Islamic thought and civilization in the International Islamic University Malaysia.
- Ayoub Axel Kohler, President of the Islamic Council of Germany.
- Ibrahim bin Mubarak Jawer, professor at the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Council of Germany (Islamrat) is also known to be dominated by the Brotherhood. The ruling family of Dubai, UAE is known to fund many of the Muslim Brotherhood projects in the U.S. and Europe. Both the International Islamic University Malaysia and Muhammad bin Saud university have long been close to the Brotherhood. Finally, given the recent ascendance of the AKP Islamic political party in Turkey, the presence of a Turkish representative at the meeting is also of interest. The Muslim World League was itself was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam.