The Kuwaiti News Agency is reporting that Kuwait has donated 200,000 Euros ($272,000) to a Polish Muslim Brotherhood organization for the building of an Islamic center in Lodz. According to the report:
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Ambassador to Poland Adel Hayat has handed to Polish authorities the amount of EUR 200,000 as part of a Kuwaiti donation for an Islamic endowment project in Lodz, Poland, under sponsorship and implementation of the Muslim League in Poland and the Polish Muslim Association for Culture and Qualification, Kuwait Embassy in Poland stated on Friday. The project is made up of an Islamic center that encompasses a mosque with a capacity for 300 worshipers, a school that gives Islamic instruction, in addition to lecture halls and centers for organizing pilgrimage trips to Makkah.
An academic source in Poland described the Muslim League of Poland (MLP) in 2009 as follows:
The chief competing organization is the Muslim League in Poland founded in 2001 (officially registered in 2004), which is almost exclusively composed of foreigners and converts, and whose main objective is to promote in Poland the Middle Eastern model of Sunni Islam according to the standards mostly from Saudi Arabia, the leaders of which have long relished the idea of creating in the future, preferably under their leadership, the previously mentioned European caliphate…..The internet address of the league’s portal is http://www.islam.info.pl/ and its leader is Samir Ismail.
As of at least 2010 Samir Ismail was also known to have been the head of the Qualification Muslim Cultural Society and also the Polish member organization of the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe (FIOE), the umbrella organization for the European Muslim Brotherhood. In March 2010, the GMBDW reported that new Saudi-financed mosque was being built in central Warsaw by the Muslim League of Poland. In June 2010, the GMBDW obtained a translation of a Polish newspaper report detailing the Global Muslim Brotherhood connections of the Muslim League in Poland, some of which was based on GMBDW reporting. It should also be noted that Dr. Ismail has been listed in FIOE documents as one of the heads of its Tarbiya (Education) Department along with Abou Shewarib (aka Abou Shewareb), at one time under investigation by the German government as part of a Hamas fund-raising and money-laundering case and named in a 1997 media report as the head of Hamas in Berlin.
The GMBDW reported last week that Kuwait’s Zakat House had donated $140,000 to the an Islamic cultural center in Switzerland that is also a member of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) described in a NEFA Foundation report authored by the GMBDW editor, as follows:
The Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) claims to be an independent organization representing the interests of Muslims in Europe. In reality, the FIOE is an umbrella group that comprises the global Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. Strong links connect FIOE’s leadership central institutions and member organizations to the Brotherhood, as well as to Saudi Arabia. Funding for the FIOE is derived largely from Gulf sources, including some of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. The FIOE has strong ties to Hamas and Hamas fund-raising organizations, and some FIOE member organizations show evidence of links with Al-Qaida. The FIOE recently opened a headquarters office in Brussels and has had some success in positioning itself as a “dialog partner” for the EU and other important institutions.
It appears to the GMBDW that Kuwait is on somewhat of a spending spree to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe.