Bri­tain to in­ves­ti­gate Mus­lim Brother­hood

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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