Supreme Council of German Muslims drops membership of Brotherhood-linked entities

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2022

The Supreme Council of German Muslims has denied all entities linked to the Muslim Brotherhood membership of the council, including the Islamic Centre in Munich and the Student Union affiliated to the Brotherhood.


The council also stripped Ibrahim El-Zayat, one of the Brotherhood leaders based in Germany, of all his positions, according to sources.

El-Zayat, who is of Egyptian origin, held several positions in Germany, including the presidency of the Islamic Society in Germany in 2001, according to media reports.

The Council of German Muslims held its elections on Sunday amid major challenges facing Muslims in Germany. Foremost of these is taking advantage of their legitimate platforms that represent them by the Brotherhood group.

Egypt designated the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation in 2013, months after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi following mass protests. Saudi Arabia and the UAE followed suit in 2020.

Almost all leading Muslim Brotherhood figures in Egypt have been arrested and face trial following Morsi's ouster.

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