PARIS – Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian Arabic language daily, al-Akbar, Khalid Meri said Tuesday that the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group has presence everywhere in the world.
He added at a seminar organized by the Middle East Center for Studies in Paris (CEMO) on France’s new bill to prevent radicalism that the Brotherhood has huge funds it uses everywhere in the world.
This organization poses huge threats to the world, Meri said. It has to be fought at the intellectual level.
French citizens have to have enough awareness to stand against this group because it poses real dangers to the French economy and French lives.
Meri noted that Egypt had to amend some of its laws in order to be capable of fighting the Muslim Brotherhood.
He said the Brotherhood recruits hundreds of people every now and then.
This is an organized group that aims at destroying states, Meri said.
The seminar, which took place at CEMO’s headquarters in Paris, was titled “Is France’s new bill on separatism enough?”
It was held on the eve of discussions on the bill by the French cabinet.
Apart from Meri, a host of other dignitaries spoke in the seminar, including CEMO Director, Abdelrahim Ali and Jacqueline Eustache Brinio, a member of the French Senate and the Rapporteur of the Committee on Political Islam in the Senate, renowned French writer Yves Thréard, who is the editor-in-chief of the French daily morning newspaper, Le Figaro, and political Islam specialists Emmanuel Razavi and Alexander Del Valle.
Also speaking in the seminar was noted writer Gil Mihaely.
Ahmed Youssef, CEMO’s executive director, moderated the seminar.