European Muslim Brotherhood Leader Praises Iraqi Ministry For Funding European Projects


The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) is reporting on statements by European Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed Al-Rawi in which he praises support provided by the MInistry of Awqaf and Islamic fairs in Kuwait. According to the report:

Director General of European Waqf (Endowment) Dr. Ahmed al-Rawi extolled here on Sunday the support granted by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait to the Islamic centers and charitable organizations in Europe. Al-Rawi,also former president of Islamic Organizations Union, said in a press statement that this support has contributed to enrich the work of those institutions calling for the good, social righteousness and renouncing extremism and terrorism. He stressed the importance of the role of Kuwait played consistently in all international forums in support of the Islamic centers and Islamic institutions.On the occasion of his visit to the country along with the EU delegation, al-Rawi said that there is no town, village or a European institution that lacks Muslims, thanks to the Islamic organizations in Europe.Asked about the relations of the Islamic organizations operating in European countries with the European community, al-Rawi pointed out that the Islamic organizations seek to deal with European opponents in a positive manner for the sake stabilizing the Islamic presence, in addition to the call for integration and interaction with the various sects of the European society.

Ahmed Al-Rawi was the the long-time president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe (FIOE), the umbrella group for the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. He was replaced sometime in 2007 following the assassination of his brother in Iraq although Mr. Al-Rawi has in the past defended terrorism in Israel and Iraq. In 2008, Al-Rawi became the President of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), a part of the UK Muslim Brotherhood but appears to have been replaced only eight months later.

The above report identifies as the Director General of European Waqf, most likely the same organization known as the Europe Trust which a NEFA Foundation report further identifies as the funding/endowment arm FIOE.

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