The Islamist organisation’s tentacles reach deep into British life. Yet many Muslim leaders in this country deny evidence of its influence
The Islamist movement is active in Britain. Its moderate face conceals an anti-Western agenda that should worry us
A sceptical look at America’s leading apologist for Islam, fêted all over Washington from the Saudis to the CIA
The nominally secular Turkish state has distanced itself from its erstwhile alliance with Israel. The region is now on the brink
‘The President’s guilt-inspired attitude towards Islam was set out in his Cairo speech of 2009, with the Muslim Brotherhood in the front row’
‘Europe bought into the tyrants’ excuse: that lack of Palestinian independence, not of Arab freedom, was the cause of Middle East extremism’
The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) has been the subject of much scrutiny since Andrew Gilligan’s investigation into them revealed that the group was using effective entryist tactics to infiltrate and influence local politics in East London. Local MP Jim Fitzpatrick even went so far as to say that the IFE was “trying to get individuals selected and elected” so that they could eventually achieve their goal of establishing an “Islamic social and political order” in Britain. The IFE and its parent organisation the East London Mosque (ELM), have since been protesting against accusations of extremism. Despite this, senior IFE member, Azad Ali, wrote a blog yesterday in which he suggested an ideological affinity between his group and Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT).
Two Arabic media portals, Al Jazeera and the Palestinian News Network (PNN), have reported that on Sunday 21 March, the London Central Mosque (aka Regent’s Park Mosque) held an event where leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood called for continued support for the Palestinian resistance efforts to ‘free’ the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The ‘respected scholar’ of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, reminds us all of the true tolerance and grace of Islamism with this message about celebrating Christmas in ‘Muslim countries’.
This November, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) will be holding its course on political Islam and, like the last one, it is not without its controversial speakers.