PARIS – Chairman of the Middle East Center for Studies in Paris (CEMO) Abdel Rahim Ali said Monday that the Islamic caliphate fell down in 1924.
Britain, he said, was the only great country in the world.
He said before it emerged in its current form in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood used to be named the Muslim Youth movement.
He added at a conference organized by the CEMO in French capital Paris on the dangers posed by the thinking of the Muslim Brotherhood on Western societies and values that Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna planned to move to Saudi Arabia in 1928.
The movement, however, he said, asked him to stay in Egypt in return for any amount of money he demands.
Ali added that the Brotherhood took its instructions from Britain, even when they tried to assassinate the late revolutionary leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Titled “The Danger of Muslim Brotherhood’s Thoughts on Western Values”, the conference is attended by the members of CEMO’s Consulting Committee.
Those attending included international counterterrorism experts Roland Jacquard and Richard Labeviere.
They also included journalists Atmane Tazaghart and Ian Hamel, who are focused on covering terrorist and takfiri groups.
A host of Arab and European public figures is also attending the event.