Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bogeyman or men

BBC -- Prime Minister David Cameron has commissioned a review of the Muslim Brotherhood's UK activity, No 10 says. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist movement which has been declared a terrorist group by Egypt's government. Recent press reports have suggested members have moved to London to escape a crackdown in Cairo, where the group backs ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Number 10 said the review would examine the group's philosophy and activities, and the government's policy towards it.

They must be splitting their sides laughing in Cairo and Riyadh at how they've gotten the British Prime Minister -- too busy to phone the Turkish PM after a big election win -- to crack down on the movement that less than a year ago formed the democratically elected government of Egypt.

Anyway, that investigation into political Islam's presence in the UK may want to look into that noted radical sheikh, Prince Andrew, seen above presenting the 2012 Chatham House award to Rashid Ghannouchi (on his right), the intellectual force behind Tunisia's Muslim Brotherhood equivalent, Ennahda. Ghannouchi spent his exile in London.