Islamist media is reporting that the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, charged with the UK investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK, has met in Jordan with leaders of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood. According to a report in the Middle East Monitor:
May 7, 2014 Secretary General of the Islamic Action Front (IAF) Hamza Mansour and the Deputy Comptroller General of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Jordan Zaki Bani Irsheid have met with the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sir John Jenkins to discuss several issues.
Jenkins is the British official heading an inquiry into the activities of the MB to allegedly determine whether it accepts terrorist acts or not.
Following is a translation of the press release issued by the IAF after the meeting:
In the wake of the letter sent by the IAF to British Prime Minister David Cameron on 6 April 2014, which protested against the decision of the UK government to launch an inquiry into the activities of the MB, and based on the demand of the British embassy, Secretary General of the IAF Hamza Mansour and Deputy Comptroller General of the MB in Jordan Zaki Bani Irsheid have met with the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins.
The meeting was held in the head office of the IAF as the ambassador affirmed that he was visiting Jordan for the purpose of meeting officials and popular parties in order to get information about the MB and to know their vision about the future in Egypt in wake of the 3 July coup.
Read the rest here.
Other GMBDW reporting on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has included:
- In April 2014 we reported that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had expelled three senior members for trying to initiate reforms.
- 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.