Illustrating the increasingly public networking by the Global Muslim Brotherhood in the wake developments in the Arab world, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website is reporting that Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood leader Rachid Ghannouchi received a women’s delegation from the Egyptian Brotherhood. According to the report:
Rashid Ghanoushi, Chairman of the Tunisian Islamist Ennahda movement, received Eng. Kamelia Helmy, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party’s (FJP) Executive Bureau and Head of the International Islamic Women’s Committee and Sayeda Mahmoud Secretary General o the FJP’s women’s committee in South Cairo and Head researcher for the International Islamic Women’s Committee.
Rachid Ghannouchi (many spelling variations) is the leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement known as Nahda (aka Ennahda, Al Nahda) and can best be described as an independent Islamist power center who is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood though his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) and his important position in the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), both organizations led by Global Muslim Brotherhood Youssef Qaradawi. An Egyptian news report has identified Ghannouchi as a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood “abroad.” Ghannouchi is also one of the founding members of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi organization closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and dedicated to the propagation of “Wahabist” Islam throughout the world. Ghannouchi is known for his thinking on the issue of Islam and citizenship rights. Earlier posts reported on the return of Mr. Ghannouchi to Tunisia following his long exile in the UK. Other posts have detailed his extremist background