Researchers at the Center for Social Cohesion have noted a number of ties between U.K. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical imam with whom the Fort Hood shooter had been in contact. According to a summary of their report:
-In June 2003, the [Muslim Association of Britain] website advertised eight separate events they had organised which featured Awlaki. Louise Ellman MP raised her concerns over the MAB’s links to Awlaki in Parliament. In 2002, the MAB’s official newspaper, Inspire, ran an advert for their ‘Winter Camp’, which included Awlaki as one of the invited speakers.
– In August 2009, the Cordoba Foundation sponsored an event in the Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall that was to feature a video address from Awlaki. The event was only cancelled at the last minute after pressure from the local council. The CSC had repeatedly informed the council of Awlaki’s extremist nature, urging them to take action….when the MAB were showcasing Awlaki in 2003, one of their directors was Anas Altikriti..
Al-Awlaki had been Imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Northern Virginia prior to 911 and the mosque itself is closely tied to the Muslim American Society, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood group close to the Egyptian organization.
Anas Al-Tikriti is a former leader of the MAB who left to form the British Muslim Initiative, another part of the U.K. Muslim Brotherhood. He is also the son of Usama Al-Tikriti, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq.