MIDEAST CRISIS: UK Muslim Brotherhood Blames Israel For “Spreading Fear” In Mideast Crisis


The UK Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement of support for the Egyptian protestors which blames the Israelis for “trying to spread the fear factor from the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions for democracy). According to a statement by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB):

he Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) salutes all the democratic forces and their revolutions against dictatorships and corrupt regimes all over the world, including the middle-East and North Africa. The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) calls upon the British government to unequivocally stand up for the quest and aspirations of the Egyptian people in order to achieve through its revolution a solid and genuine democracy. Thus, it is imperative that the deconstruction of dictatorial structures will establish democratic structures in place, including a new constitution that would provide sustainable fundamental freedoms and human rights for every single citizen in Egypt. We also call upon the US and the EU (including Britain) to stop over-looking the aspirations of the Arab world of freedom and democracy and instead linking them to what and how Israel wishes to see things happen. We condemn the Israeli propaganda in trying to spread the fear factor from the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions for democracy, by painting them as a threat to a stable middle-East. The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) condemns the attitude of some Western governments in favouring the whim of the Israeli attitude towards the legitimate aspirations of the Arab people, in its quest for freedoms, dignity and in trying to acquire genuine and solid democratic structures regardless of whether it occurs in Palestine, Tunisia, or now Egypt. It will not be further tolerated that Israel will keep pushing the EU and US governments towards a stance in which stability should be a priority upon freedoms and democracy in Tunisia and Egypt.[END]

The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) had for many years been the most active organization in the U.K Muslim Brotherhood. Many of the leaders of the MAB left in 2007 to form the British Muslim Initiative (BMI). According to an Israeli think-tank report, the breakup appeared to be the result of a conflict between traditionalists in the MAB who were unhappy with the high level of involvement in U.K left-wing politics while those who who formed the BMI wished such activity to continue. Anas Al-Tikriti, the leader of the BMI, and former MAB official, is the son of Osama Al-Tikriti, one of the leaders of the Iraqi Islamic Party representing the Muslim Brotherhood in that country.

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