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European Muslim Brotherhood To Hold Virtual “Introducing Islam” Training Courses

March 4th, 2021 16:30

The Coun­cil of Euro­pean Mus­lims (CEM), the umbrel­la body for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in Europe, has announced a new series of vir­tu­al train­ing events about the the­o­log­i­cal and social aspects of intro­duc­ing Islam sched­uled for March 2021 and held by four Euro­pean Mus­lim Broth­er­hood lead­ers. Accord­ing to the CEM Face­book post:

Feb­ru­ary 26, 2021 The Coun­cil of Mus­lims of Europe announces the first for­ma­tive ses­sion of intro­duc­ing Islam in three lan­guages. The course aims to form ideas and skills to intro­duce the true image and excel­lence of the Islam­ic reli­gion, in light of increas­ing dis­tor­tion cam­paigns and esca­lat­ing racism against Mus­lims in Europe. We join the course with pro­fes­sors with long knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in this field.

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[Trans­lat­ed from Ara­bic using Google.]

The events, which will be acces­si­ble via Zoom for a fee of 20 euros each and held in the Ara­bic lan­guage with live trans­la­tions to Eng­lish, Ger­man, and Russ­ian, are set to fea­ture the fol­low­ing lecturers:

The CEM claims to be an inde­pen­dent umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sent­ing the inter­ests of Mus­lims in Europe but, in real­i­ty, is an umbrel­la group com­pris­ing the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in Europe, a transna­tion­al Islamist influ­ence net­work cov­ered by the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR). The CEM has strong ties to Hamas and Hamas fund-rais­ing orga­ni­za­tions, and in the past, some of its mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions have shown evi­dence of links with Al-Qai­da. The FIOE has also spawned numer­ous oth­er orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing the ECFR and the Forum of Mus­lim Youth and Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tions.

Pre­vi­ous GIOR report­ing about the CEM has included:

  • An Octo­ber 2020 report that a group of promi­nent Swedish aca­d­e­mics had pub­lished an open let­ter crit­i­ciz­ing pub­lic fund­ing for Swedish CEM mem­ber Studieför­bund Ibn Rushd.
  • An Octo­ber 2020 report that CEM had issued a state­ment crit­i­ciz­ing French Pres­i­dent Macron for a speech on com­bat­ing Islamist separatism.
  • An Octo­ber 2020 report that a CEM affil­i­ate was part of a group of 17 Euro­pean civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions call­ing on EU mem­ber states to adopt polit­i­cal action in order to mit­i­gate the impact of the COVID-19 cri­sis on Mus­lim communities.
  • An Octo­ber 2020 report that CEM par­tic­i­pat­ed in a high-lev­el vir­tu­al con­fer­ence by many CEM mem­bers and oth­er Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood organizations.