UK Muslim Delegation Close to Muslim Brotherhood Visits Saudi Arabia


A Saudi English language daily has reported a delegation of British Muslims, some known to be tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood, recently visited Saudi Arabia in connection with the Darfur conflict. According to the report, the delegation toured a number of Saudi organizations also associated with the global Brotherhood:

A delegation of British Muslims visited Riyadh recently after taking a tour of the troubled Darfur region of Sudan in order to show their support for a peaceful resolution to the protracted conflict. The delegation visited the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Islamic Development Bank and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), to discuss the status of Sudanese who have been displaced by the yearslong conflict. The four-member delegation held talks with members of the Shoura Council and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Muslim World League in order to figure out a solution to the conflict, which according to the delegation involves “Muslims killing Muslims.” The delegation consisted of Sir Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain; Jehangir Malik, head of the Birmingham-based Islamic Relief Charity; Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, the Leicester imam who heads the Interfaith Relations Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain; lawyer Fatim Kurji; and Shelina Janmohamed, a writer and blogger “Our Islamic teachings say we have to help everyone in need,” said Sacranie. “We (the Muslim Council of Britain) are an independent NGO; we do not represent the government, we represent ourselves … we seek poor minorities around the world to offer help,” he added. “We are one Ummah, so we work together,” said Janmohamed. “We help not only Muslims, we also help non-Muslims in crises. Millions of Darfuris have been displaced by the conflict so far. The scale of the task is huge and is getting worse.” Members of the delegation said they were pleased with the response of the Saudi officials to the issue.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is an umbrella group dominated by organizations close to the global Muslim Brotherhood and, as an earlier post reported, the MCB is also known to be close to the Muslim World League. Both the Muslim World League (MWL) and WAMY are very active in Africa and the Saudi organizations are also strongly associated with the global Brotherhood. U.S. government officials believe that the MWL and WAMY help to spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India.

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) has numerous connection to the global Brotherhood as well as to Sudan. IRW is headquartered in the U.K. where one of it’s trustees listed in U.K. charity records is Ibrahim El-Zayat, a leader in both the European and the German Muslim Brotherhood. IRW is also listed as a company in the U.K where records indicate that Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi, the former head of the Federation of islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) and President of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) is a director. Both FIOE and the MAB, an important part of the MCB, are part of the U.K. and European Muslim Brotherhood. Another director of the company IRW is Issam Al-Bashir who, as previous posts have discussed, is a former Minister of Religious Affairs in the Sudan and who has held numerous positions associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood. In a number of European countries, the local branch of Islamic Relief is also tied to the local Muslim Brotherhood organization.

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