Islamist media is reporting that the the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has called on UK Prime Minister David Cameron to stop his investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK. According to a report in the Middle East Monitor:
April 11, 2014 The Secretary General of Jordan’s Labour Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, has sent a memo to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, via the British ministry in Amman, calling upon him to stop the British government’s investigation into the Brotherhood’s activities in the United Kingdom.
In the memo, Hamza Mansour explained that he was surprised to learn that the UK government is conducting an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Britain and the group’s alleged involvement in terrorism because the Brotherhood has consistently adopted a peaceful approach in its call for political reform.
He stressed that the Muslim Brotherhood has always embraced a peaceful approach, even when it is targeted by some dictatorial regimes that cannot stand the Brotherhood’s success in Islamic da’wa (missionary work) and its political and social activities.
Mansour noted that ‘the UK government’s decision is a valuable reward to the coup government in Egypt,’ reminding Cameron that the Egyptian regime defied the results of five elections and popular referendums and restored a military rule that has been dominating Egypt for six decades, leading to its underdevelopment.
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The reference to “Jordan’s Labour Party” is likely an error as Hamza Mansour is known to be the head of the Islamic Action Front which is in fact the political arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood.
Recent GMBDW reporting on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has included:
- In September 2013, we reported that the King of Jordan had said that the political arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood is part of the political life of his country.
- At the end of August 2013, the GMBDW reported that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood was boycotting municipal elections.
- At the end of July 2013, the GMBDW reported that the leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had delivered speeches in which he called peace negotiations with Israel “a heresy, according to Islamic law” and that Palestine is “the graveyard of the Jews.”
- In April 2013, the GMBDW reported that a leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had rejected agreements signed by the country’s king and the Israeli government and that leaders of the Brotherhood wold not meet U.S. officials.
- In July 2012, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood was involved in the cancellation of a scheduled attendance by a Jordanian delegation to an educational conference being held in Israel. In June 2012, the head of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood called the arrival of the latest convoy in Gaza “a new page of the Jihad against the occupation of the Palestinian territories.
- In May 2012, the Jordanian Brotherhood elected a new leader, described as a “hardliner.”
For extremist statements made by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, go here.