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Dutch Greens Candidate With Global Muslim Brotherhood Ties Wins Seat In Parliament

March 28th, 2021 12:24

Dutch media is report­ing Dutch Green Par­ty can­di­date Kau­thar Bouchal­likh has received enough pref­er­en­tial votes in the Dutch gen­er­al elec­tion 2021 for a par­lia­men­tary man­date. Accord­ing to the AD arti­cle:

March 21, 2021 Kau­thar Bouchal­likht, who was on the elec­toral list for Groen­Links in recent elec­tions, says on Twit­ter that he has obtained enough pref­er­en­tial votes for a seat in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Her par­ty col­league Suzanne Kröger, who is no longer in the House as a result, con­firms the mes­sage. The num­ber of pref­er­en­tial votes will not be announced until Fri­day, but sev­er­al munic­i­pal­i­ties already have results online. They would be enough for a seat. Bouchal­likht writes on Twit­ter that he is hap­py, but still ‘hun­gover’ from the loss of Groen­Links. [Trans­lat­ed from Dutch using Google.]

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In Novem­ber 2020, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) dis­cov­ered that Kau­thar Bouchal­likh is like­ly the daugh­ter of Mostapha Bouchal­likh, one of the most impor­tant lead­ers of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB) in the Nether­lands, a transna­tion­al Islamist influ­ence net­work cov­ered by the GIOR. A Novem­ber 2020 report by for­mer jour­nal­ist and Dutch blog­ger Carel Bren­del also revealed that Bouchal­likh had omit­ted her posi­tion as Head of Mem­ber Organ­i­sa­tions Rela­tions at the Forum of Euro­pean Mus­lim Youth and Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tions, the youth/student arm of the Euro­pean GMB, in her offi­cial can­di­date biog­ra­phy. This result­ed in a media storm prompt­ing the Dutch Green Par­ty as well as Bouchallikh’s own orga­ni­za­tion to come out in her defense, call­ing the alle­ga­tions “demo­niz­ing” and “ini­ti­at­ed by the far-right.” Only weeks lat­er, new media con­tro­ver­sy emerged after sur­faced pho­tos showed Bouchal­likh stand­ing in front of ban­ners that equat­ed Zion­ism with Nazism dur­ing a 2014 demon­stra­tion in The Hague. Oth­er recent GIOR report­ing about Kau­thar Bouchal­likh has included:

  • In Novem­ber 2020, GIOR report­ed that Bouchal­likh had pub­licly denied any aware­ness of FEMYSO’s GMB ties.
  • In March 2021, GIOR report­ed that Bouchal­likh had par­tic­i­pat­ed in a lead­er­ship train­ing course of a Turk­ish-British “thought lead­er­ship” group head­ed by a for­mer head of the IHH Human­i­tar­i­an Relief Foun­da­tion, accused of hav­ing been involved in trans­port­ing weapons to Syr­ia on behalf of the Syr­i­an Mus­lim Brotherhood.