Algeria Won’t Join Gulf Countries In Designating Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Organization


Islamist media is reporting that Algeria’s Foreign Minister has refused a request by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. According to a Middle East Monitor report:

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April 28, 2014 Algerian media quoted diplomatic sources Sunday as saying that Algeria’s Foreign Minister turned down a request by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to label the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist.

According to CNN Arabia, the Algerian FM Ramtane Lamamra submitted Algeria’s response during his latest visit to the KSA.

Diplomatic sources revealed that Algeria advised the Saudis and Emiratis regarding treatment of Islamists, warning against bloody scenarios similar to the Algerian one. Other sources said that Algeria requested a list of convicted individuals with evidence that prove their involvement in violence, so that Algeria can list them as terrorists.

Despite media reports, however, no official statement has yet been issued in this regard from the Algerian or Saudi governments.

The GMBDW reported in March that Saudi Arabia had formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and was among a group of Gulf countries that had recalled their envoys from Qatar over the issue.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Algeria is known as the Movement for the Society of Peace (MSP).

For a 2012 analysis of conflicts within the MSP, go here.

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