UK to Consider Outlawing Muslim Brotherhood

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


A man works on a graffiti representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

That’s progress considering that not too long ago, Cameron was considering going to war in Syria for the Brotherhood.

David Cameron has ordered an urgent investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood amid fears that the Islamist organisation is planning extremist activities from Britain.

The review will include an assessment by MI6, the foreign intelligence service, of claims that the group was behind the murder of three tourists on a bus in Egypt in February and a spate of other recent attacks.

MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, will also be asked to investigate how many senior leaders are based in this country after last year’s military coup in Egypt, which deposed Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was elected president.

Now officials say it is “possible but unlikely” that the organisation will join the list of groups banned in Britain because of their links with terrorism.

Mr Cameron ordered an urgent review after concluding that not enough was known about the group’s make-up and aims. He has asked Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to report on its “philosophy and values and alleged connections with extremism and violence” by the end of July. Initial work by Sir Kim Darroch, the National Security Adviser, has already started.

This is probably yet another theatrical effort to show that Cameron is serious about Islamic terrorism and immigration, but I don’t imagine that this will even lead to a single Muslim Brotherhood leader booted out of the country.

It does however suggest that Cameron is being a bit more responsive to changing winds in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The UK government, for all its flaws, does pay attention to what happens in the Middle East, while the US government just picks up a few articles containing the collective political wisdom on the Middle East from 25 years ago and moves ahead with whatever they say.

US diplomats still can’t cope with the fall of Morsi. The UK seems to be translating that set of events domestically.

  • edlancey

    I wouldn’t hold my breath, Cameron is clueless

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  • Jenny

    Cameron has a Muslim Brotherhood cheerleader in his Cabinet – the unelected Baroness Warsi. And what’s more she is Minister for “faith and communities”. While she is there there is more chance of Obama defecting to the Republican Party than Britain banning the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Ghost

    The Saudis only want their Muslims operating in Britain.. Britains Saudi paymasters/owners/users of British women tell Cameron to ban the Brotherhood and he nods in their direction, thats all.

  • Veracious_one

    the UK still won’t allow freedom speakers to enter the country….

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Hitler cut Britain’s balls off during WW2. Britain won the war, but lost the peace. And it still shows. Since WW2, Britain has been largely ineffective as a power. She is no longer Great. Cameron is a useless, sycophantic loser who will be remembered along with that other apologetic idiot, Tony Blair, as the ones who sold England down the river. The land of Angles, Saxons and Jutes needs another Henry VIII. At least, someone like that who will stand up and tell the enemy where to go. And kick ‘em out! I’d use appropriate Anglo-Saxon swear words to amplify my point, but I know they won’t get published. The ‘f’ word would feature prominently. Mr Greenfield is probably right; not one MB parasite will be kicked out of Britain. A shame.

  • Jakareh

    Does that mean B. Hussein O. wouldn’t be able to visit anymore?

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    All show! It’s not the organization that’s the problem, it’s the ideology. What difference does it make to outlaw a group that will just re-group under a different banner. If you can’t identify the nature of the ideology, they’ll just repackage it and fool you again.

    It reminds me of the left. If the word communism has bad press, use socialism. If socialism gets a bad image, use liberalism. If liberalism goes out of fashion, call it progressive. And so on!

  • Bill O’Rights

    State capture by Qatar, via the Muslim Brotherhood, explained:

    http://www.constitutionalright.NET

  • dusel1

    The government and the people of the UK are a lost cause to the sheethead Muslims.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Never forget how Fascist Iran held British sailors hostage – and except for 3 British men, the rest of the cruise ship stewards were waving bye-bye to their Fascist Iranian captors while holding onto their gift bags.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-04/05/xin_3404040509144061724044.jpg

  • Lou Hodges

    Better late than never. I have a few links that I shared with some security experts. They found an Islamic slaughterhouse where they kill and package human beings – they’re cannibals people. Surprise.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AESaRZBAlo8

  • Habbgun

    The war on terror started as if you are not with us you are against us. Now its if you are not with those who are against us you are against us because we’re with those who are against us. With morons in charge we’ll never get rid of the MB although Egypt might.

  • Poujadiste Recalcitrante

    Every country should ban the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    The Anglo Saudi satellite nation moves into its assigned position. What will the message be?