Scottish media has reported that the Al-Jazeera, an Arabic news network headed by a General Manager with likely ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood, is considering setting up a Scottish bureau. According to the report:
ARABIC news network al Jazeera is considering setting up a Scottish bureau. The proposal for a Scottish office was made at a meeting between the network’s director general Wadah Khanfar and Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow. Al Jazeera is the largest news channel in the Middle East and was launched in 1996 as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel. Since then it has expanded into a network with several outlets. Mr Khanfar was in Scotland to deliver a speech at the International TV Festival in Edinburgh when he attended the meeting arranged by the Scottish-Islamic Foundation. Al Jazeera, which has its headquarters in Doha, Qatar, gained worldwide attention following the 9/11 attacks when it broadcast video statements by Osama bin Laden.
Previous posts have discussed the Brotherhood/Hamas ties of Wadah Khanfar. Other posts have also discussed the links between the Scottish Islamic Foundation (SIF) and the global Muslim Brotherhood which were first reported by the Center for Social Cohesion (CSC), a U.K. think thank.