World Assembly of Muslim Youth

Muslim Brothers were instrumental in the founding of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and until recently the organization enjoyed close relations with the Global Muslim Brotherhood. Several important leaders of the Global Muslim Brotherhood began their careers as part of WAMY German Muslim Brotherhood leader Ibrahim El-Zayat and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was also affiliated with the organization in the 1970’s. U.S. government agencies and officials have argued that WAMY has helped spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India. Recently however, Saudi Arabia now appears to be trying to purge Muslim Brotherhood influence of the Kingdom and it is likely that WAMY will also be included ih this effort.