The European Muslim Brotherhood umbrella organization has joined with other elements of the Global Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas with a statement attempting to raise the levels of tensions regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. According to the statement issued by the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE):
October 31, 2104 The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe condemns in the strongest terms the closure of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli occupation authorities, stopping Islamic religious worship in a place sacred to Muslims worldwide, in a dangerous precedent that cannot be ignored.
The Federation deplores these recent Israeli acts and measures directed against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the provocative entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, as well as enabling extremist Israeli groups to break into the mosque on a recurrent basis.
The Federation notes with great concern the continuing escalation by the Israeli authorities against the city of Jerusalem (Alquds), and the increasingly serious violations perpetrated against the Palestinian inhabitants. It is quite clear that the Israeli government is systematically applying an extremist policy aimed at establishing a de facto reality of occupation on Jerusalem, falsifying its historical identity, and entrenching the favoured status of Israeli settlers while repressing and discriminating against the Palestinians.
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The GMBDW reported last month that the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi,had issued a call for “a free global outburst” to direct world attention to toward what the statement calls “attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds (Jerusalem).” The IUMS repeated its call earlier this week.The GMBDW reported yesterday on what appears to be the attempt by Hamas to provoke a new military conflict with Israel over the issue.
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.
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