Global Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Says It Is Behind European Protests Over Al-Aqsa Mosque


The website of an organization, itself tied to Hamas and the Global Muslim Brotherhood, has posted a statement by a group that takes responsibility for the recent wave if protests in Europe centered on recent Israeli actions at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. According to the Google translated report:

The “Europeans for Jerusalem” Foundation in cooperation with the Palestinian, Arab and and Islamic institutions and advocacy for human rights in Europe, coordinated a series of events that spanned the entire European continent and included more than 25 European cities. Attended by thousands of activists and members of the Arab and Muslim communities and many religious figures, political, human rights and symbols in Europe, who crossed through a wave of sit-ins, sit-ins and demonstrations expressed full solidarity with the Palestinian people, Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque because they are exposed to human rights and humanitarian abuses practiced by them occupation “Israeli” authorities, especially those measures unprecedented that touched the Al-Aqsa mosque from the violation of the right of freedom of worship within which human rights law, where the occupation authorities to close the Al-Aqsa mosque in front of the congregation as well as measures taken to hinder  worshipers to the mosque through the established security gates on the entrances. …  Also it included a wave of solidarity events sending dozens of protest letters and calls for action in English and European by institutions and European actors pro-Palestinian governments and decision-makers and public figures in Europe, through explaining the violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque demanding their intervention to deter the occupation “Israeli” for the exercise of human rights violations the right of the Palestinians and the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Read the rest here.

The Facebook page for the Europeans for Jerusalem” Foundation (Europeans for Al-Quds) describes itself as an umbrella organization for dozens of institutions supporting the Palestinian cause and other pro-Palestinian organizations throughout the EU. However, according to a report by a Palestinian news portal, the President of the group is Mohammed Hanoun, identified by the GMBDW in 2010 as the head of the Associazione Benefica di Solidarietà con il Popolo Palestinese (AABSPP), the Italian Union of Good member organization. The UOG is a worldwide coalition  of charities funding Hamas and headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi.

Another Arabic report identifies Yahya Abed as the “head” of the  Europeans for Jerusalem. Abed’s Facebook pages uses the logo of the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG)  as his profile picture. The GMBDW has long reported on the role of the ECESG as one of the main sponsors of the Gaza flotilla movement and tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. In addition, Yahya Abed’s Facebook Friends includes numerous GMB/Hamas leaders such as Ayman Aly, Amin About Rashed, and Arafat Madi.

Confirming the role of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, GMB leader Youssef Qaradawi has weighed in on the crisis, tweeting:

It is incumbent on the Umma of Islam to leave aside minor issues and side battles, and be concerned with the primary cause of Islam: the cause of Palestine and what the prisoner Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subject to,” Qaradawi wrote in a Twitter post on Monday.

Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police officers were  shot dead on July 14 and setting off what have been described as the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is often the subject of various Global Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy theories involving alleged Israeli plots and plans to destroy the mosque. For example, Raed Salah is the leader of the so-called Northern branch of the Islamic Movement, essentially comprising the Israeli Muslim Brotherhood. He is noted for often alleging that Israel is conspiring to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For an opinion piece alleging that the killers of the two policemen were inspired by Salah, go here.

For an overview of Al-Aqsa protests sponsored by the GMB/Hamas, go here .

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