UK media is reporting that the investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron has found that “the group does not pose a significant terror threat in the UK.”. According to the article in the Financial Times, the UK report on the investigation has been delayed as officials decide how to present the findings:
August 17, 2014 The publication of a UK government report into the Muslim Brotherhood has been delayed as ministers and officials wrangle over its findings, the Financial Times has learnt.
David Cameron asked Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to conduct an investigation into whether the Egyptian political group should be classified as a terrorist organisation. The prime minister did so after coming under heavy pressure from allies in the Gulf such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which has banned the organisation.Whitehall officials have told the FT the report has found the group should not be labelled a terrorist organisation, and in fact has found little evidence that its members are involved in terrorist activities. But ministers are so concerned about the reaction from Britain’s Middle East allies that they have stalled publication for several weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the report.One person said: “Sir John will say that the Brotherhood is not a terrorist organisation. The Saudis and Emiratis will then be very upset with us.”According to one senior person in the Foreign Office, the Abu Dhabi royal family, the al-Nahyan, have been particularly vociferous about the dangers posed by the Brotherhood. The person said: “They complain that their countrymen do not feel safe in London with Brotherhood people walking around. The pressure has been quite sharp.”
Mr Cameron spoke to Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, on Thursday. According to an official record of the meeting sent to journalists by Number 10, the two spoke about Iraq and Gaza, but not Sir John’s report.
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The GMBDW reported in April that Prime Minister David Cameron had ordered an inquiry into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Kingdom. Readers of the GMBDW have long been aware that the UK serves as the main hub for the Global Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in Europe.
We will wait for the full report before drawing conclusions but even the above report has handed the Muslim Brotherhood a propaganda victory as it proclaims on Twitter that the UK has found it is not a terrorist organization.