CAIRO – Director of the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris and Chairman of the Board of al-Bawaba News Institution, Abdul Rahim Ali, threw light Tuesday on the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategies in the societies where it has presence.
The Brotherhood, he said, pays special attention to the training of its individual members on the road to controlling families and then societies.
He added at a seminar at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, that the Brotherhood works to control societies in the hope of forming an Islamic government and then establishing an Islamic Caliphate.
The Brotherhood does all this in the hope of realizing its dream of being the master of the world, a situation where a Brotherhood system can prevail in the whole world, Ali said.
This, he said, was the dream of the man who founded the Brotherhood in Egypt in 1928, when the movement had five members only.
The same group reached power in Egypt 86 years later, exactly in 2012, Ali said.
He noted that the Brotherhood follows the same strategy in Europe by creating a halal (something that goes hand in hand with Islamic law) market.
It does the same here, he added, by controlling mosques, schools and spreading their ideology in all European capitals, in Munich, in Paris and in Brussels.
Ali warned against the devastating effects the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy will have on European values, including religious and intellectual diversity, respect for women and free speech.
He said the Brotherhood preaches the opposite of all these European ideals at the mosques they control in European suburbs and their charities in European cities.
He referred to what he described as the “huge” funding the group receives from different countries.
The Brotherhood, he said, uses this funding in training one generation after another of terrorists.
He said the Brotherhood feeds terrorism by spreading hatred and extremism.
All those who staged bomb attacks in France, Ali said, were fed the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood at mosques controlled by the movement.
He rang the alarm about extremism seeping out of the mosques and into the artistic field.
Ali mentioned the example of Algerian-French singer and composer, Madian, who wanted to sing a song about crucifying westerners at the Bataclan Theatre, the site of multiple bomb attacks in which many French lives were lost.
In doing this, Ali said, Madian demonstrates contempt to the sentiments of French citizens, getting support from Qatar which owns a 70% stake in the theatre.
Ali’s seminar at the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg is a clear victory for him against the background of pressures exerted in the past weeks by Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood for the European representative institution to cancel the event out.
In making this pressure, Qatar and the Brotherhood shuddered at the prospect of Ali divulging more secrets about terrorism financing and the activities of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe.