Britain to investigate Muslim Brotherhood
The British government has announced that it will launch a review into the operations of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the UK.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister David Cameron said that “given the concerns now being expressed about the group and its alleged links to violent extremism, it’s absolutely right and prudent that we get a better handle of what the Brotherhood stands for.” The statement by Downing Street added that the government had not “kept pace” with the organisation’s ideas and values since it came to prominence.
Many members of the Brotherhood have moved to the UK after a crackdown in Egypt by the military-led government. The organisation’s press office is now based in north London.
The group was recently banned and declared a “terrorist” organisation by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian government blames the movement for attacks on its security forces and for working with foreign groups to subvert Egypt.