A Saudi news portal has reported that Jamal Badawi, one of the most important leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood was a speaker at the 21st Annual Islamic Dawah Conference, organized by Forum for Social Studies, at the Islamic Cultural Centre, London, on 9th August, 2008. Dr. Badawi, who likely was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt before emmigrating to Canada. is a leader in many of the most important organizations of the global Muslim Brotherhood including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (Canada) (CAIR), the Fiqh Council of North America, the Muslim American Society, and the European Council for Fatwa and Research. Dr. Badawi is as previous posts have noted, recently released documents indicate that he was (and probably still is), a member of the covert leadership structure of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Dr. Badawi reportedly spoke at the London conference on the topic of “Integration, Isolation, and Assimilation. Powerpoint slides of Dr. Badawi’s presentation indicate that it appeared to center on presenting common global Muslim Brotherhood themes such as the doctrine of “Defensive Jihad” which holds that Jihad is justified where Muslims and/or Islam is deemed to be under attack.
Also in attendance at the London conference was Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef, the former Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Chairman of the Kingdom’s Shoura Council, and presently Secretary General of the International Islamic Council for Dawah and Relief (IICDR). Many of the organizations comprising the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood enjoy close relations with Saudi religious organizations such as the Muslim World League which was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam. As a previous post has reported, Dr. Badawi was also in attendance at the recent International Islamic Conference for Dialogue organized by the Muslim World League (MWL).
The Forum for Social Studies website describes itself as:
..a platform for Muslim scholars and layman alike, to inform the masses, Muslims and non-Muslims concerning Islamic viewpoints, to present the social problems of Muslims and work out a united and harmonious strategy in order to find solution to them.
The site also says that the Forum holds Islamic Dawah Conferences in various countries every year and has held 40 such conferences to date featuring “scholars” such as Dr. Badawi, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), all associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood. Another one of the featured scholars was the late Ahmed Deedat, the well-known South African Islamist described by the New York Times as a backer of Osama Bin Laden as well as an anti-Semite.