Muslim Brotherhood UK

UK Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood UK

Muslim Brotherhood UKMuslim Brotherhood arrived in the UK after fanning across continental Europe during the 1960s and '70s (see Spread of Islam and Sharia Law in UK).

Since its arrival in the UK, the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded and led by Arab Muslims, spread to the UK's predominantly non-Arab Muslims, many of whom immigrated from Pakistan and India.

In the 1980s, the de facto headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's European operations moved from Munich, Germany (see Hitler & Islam and Muslims in Germany) to Leicestershire's Markfield Conference Centre, which is owned by the Islamic Foundation, a group affiliated with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the main Muslim lobby in Britain.

Since then, the Muslim Brotherhood spread quickly across Britain, launching groups and using them to take control of other Islamic organizations. Examples include the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), the main Muslim Brotherhood group in Britain that now dominates the MCB mentioned above (see Islamophobia).

Another example is the Union of Good, the umbrella organization for over fifty Islamic charities that raise funds for "Good" causes. What are those good causes? They are the various arms of Hamas; the lofty name of "Union of Good" is an example of Taqiyya, the Quran-approved deception (see Religion of Peace). Other front groups or groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain include:

•  British Muslim Initiative (BMI)
•  Centre for International Policy Studies
•  European Council for Fatwa and Research
•  Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)
•  Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS)
•  Institute for the Study of Human Sciences
•  Institute of Islamic Political Thought
•  Interpal (raised funds for the Union of Good above)
•  Libyan Islamic Group (founded in Britain)
•  Mashreq Media Services
•  Muslim Aid
•  Muslim Welfare Trust
•  Palestine Return Centre
•  Palestine Times

After Muslim Brotherhood won the presidency of Egypt and then was crushed by the Egyptian military in 2013, many of its leaders sought refuge in London, which became the group's de facto international headquarters. When Prime Minister David Cameron announced an investigation of the group in 2014, Muslim Brotherhood moved its European headquarters from London to Graz, a small city in southern Austria. When Cameron, under pressure from Britain's Muslims, announced in December 2015 that Muslim Brotherhood will not be banned, its members began to flow back into Britain.

In 2016, Britain's government decided to grant asylum to the Egyptian members of Muslim Brotherhood, and a Muslim became the mayor of London.