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Islamic Assembly: Brotherhood group in Germany

Sunday 21/July/2019 - 12:19 PM
The Reference
Asmaa al-Batakoshi

There are Islamic organizations under cover of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany, which raises concerns about its expansion and increasing its influence in the country.

The Organization of Islamic Assembly in Germany is one of the oldest organizations there, including about 1,300 members, classified by the German intelligence as one of the most important organizations of the Brotherhood and that its members are seeking to establish an Islamic state.

In a study published by the Konrad Adenauer Institute, Aladdin Sarhan, the author of the study, said: "The Islamic Group in Germany is trying to separate the Islamic centers that branch out of it, and this creates a structure that is difficult for the German security authorities to control.”

The study pointed out that the Islamic Group is a key player in the network of the European Brotherhood, adding that the goal is to influence the ideology of Muslims living in Germany and try to include them.

Since then, German intelligence has published a report describing the Brotherhood's threat to public security in the country. He said that the Brotherhood is exploiting the contradiction between their group and the groups that resort to violence, such as Daesh as a means of presenting themselves as an alternative that does not cause problems.

Meanwhile, foreign media pointed out that the prayers that were held after the death of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were only an attempt to draw attention to the extent of the Brotherhood's arrival and penetration into German society.

The Islamic Group tried to deny its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, but newspaper reports indicated that the organization's head page, Khaled Suwaid, published photos of the "four fingers" logo used by the Muslim Brotherhood. Mehdi Akef, former head of the Islamic Group in Germany, Ibrahim al-Zayat, was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany, but Zayat denied that.