Ayman Aly


In June 2012, Ayman Ali (aka Ayman Aly) was appointed as one of 100 members of the new constituent assembly that was charged with drafting the country’s new constitution and described Identified as the “expatriates’ representative”  and vice-president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), the umbrella group representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. Also in June 2012, Dr. Ali was appointed as the Presidential spokesperson to Egyptian President Morsi. In August 2012, Dr. Ali was  selected as one of Morsi four Presidential advisers and described as Muslim Brotherhood member and a physician. In February 2013, an Egyptian newspaper identified Dr. Ali as a senior member of the  Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau.

A 2005 Wall Street Journal article reported on transfers of money from the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) to the Albania branch of Taibah International, an Islamic charity whose Bosnian branch was designated as a terrorist entity by both the U.S and the U.N in 2004. U.S. government agencies and officials have argued that WAMY, in turn, has helped spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India. According to the Journal report, the money was transferred by two officials of the Federation of Islamic Organization in Europe (FIOE), an umbrella group comprised of Muslim Brotherhood organizations in Europe:

Federation officials also have helped channel money to Islamic groups in the Balkans. A key figure in this effort is Ibrahim el-Zayat, who as head of the Islamic Community of Germany, a founding group in the federation, is one of Europe’s most prominent Muslims. In 2002, German federal police launched an investigation of Mr. Zayat. According to copies of a report reviewed by the Journal, he allegedly transferred more than $2 million on behalf of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a Saudi-run organization that propagates Wahhabist fundamentalism, which isn’t part of the federation. Some of that money, according to the report, was sent by Mr. Zayat and another federation official, Ayman Sayed Ahmed Aly, to an Albanian charity, Taibah. Taibah’s Bosnia branch last year was designated a terrorist organization by the US. government. Its Albanian branch was raided last year by the government there.”The constellation of accounts, money flows and persons indicate that the accounts in Germany of Ibrahim El-Zayat and Ayman Sayed Ahmed Aly were used for carrying out fundamentalist Islamic activities in Europe,” the report said. Mr. Rawi [head of FIOE} said his federation has nothing to do with the activities of Mr. Zayat or Mr. Aly. “It is hard to prevent our members from working for charitable organizations,” Mr. Rawi said.