RECOMMENDED READING: "The Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe"


The NEFA Foundation has published a special report on the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), the umbrella group comnprising the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. According to the report synopsis:

The Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) claims to be an independent organization representing the interests of Muslims in Europe. In reality, the FIOE is an umbrella group that comprises the global Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. Strong links connect FIOE’s leadership central institutions and member organizations to the Brotherhood, as well as to Saudi Arabia. Funding for the FIOE is derived largely from Gulf sources, including some of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. The FIOE has strong ties to Hamas and Hamas fund-raising organizations, and some FIOE member organizations show evidence of links with Al-Qaida. The FIOE has recently opened a headquarters office in Brussels and has had some success in positioning itself as a “dialog partner” for the EU and other important institutions.

Numerous prior reports have discussed FIOE and its operations.

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