French journalist spots discrepancy between Brotherhood's discourse and actions
A French journalist said Wednesday that the ideals preached by Muslim Brotherhood Hassan al-Bana a long time ago continue to live until now.
Maya Khadara, who works for the French newspaper Le Figaro, added that the Brotherhood uses the media and human rights to reach its goals and impose its views in Western countries.
"The Brotherhood talks about human rights, whereas the grandson of Hassan al-Bana, Tariq Ramadan, is embroiled in sexual harassment cases in France," Khadara said. "This has nothing to do with Islam."
She described Egypt as the center of art and culture in the Arab region.
"It is a country that has religious diversity and tolerance," Khadara said.
Titled "Human Rights at the Time of the War on Terrorism and Social Crises: Between Idealism and Realism", the seminar is moderated by Ahmed Youssef, CEMO's executive director.
Speaking at the seminar – apart from Khadara – was also Member of the House of Deputies, the Chairman of the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris and the Board Chairman of al-Bawaba News Abdel Rahim Ali.
General Robert Pryce, the former commander of French troops in Yugoslavia, the former director of the Anfalid military museum, and the current president of the Napoleon Foundation, also spoke in the seminar.
Roland Lombardi from the French National Institute for Studies and Research of the Islamic and Arab Worlds also spoke in the same event.