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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD – ISRAEL & EUROPE, BEWARE!
They seized power in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia following the notorious Arab Spring revolutions. They are determined to do the same in Syria and Jordan. They are the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most influential modern Islamist organization. But what do we actually know about them? Is their reach limited to the Middle East, and what threats do they pose to Israel & Europe?
The MB was founded in Egypt in 1928 by schoolteacher Hassan Al-Banna, who advocated embracing Islam as a panacea for personal development & broader social reform. But what started as a religious & social organization was soon turned into a powerful political tool, promoting the establishment of states based on Sharia Law.
As Arabs strove to define their identities & break the chains of colonialism during the mid-20th century, Al-Banna’s ideas were quickly picked…
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