IslamismOctober 13 2021, 13:43 pm

European Parliament Youth Event Features Muslim Brotherhood Youth Group

The Euro­pean Youth Event (EYE2021), a gath­er­ing of youth orga­ni­za­tions from across the con­ti­nent, was held from 8 to 9 Octo­ber 2021 at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in Stras­bourg. The event fea­tured a del­e­ga­tion of the Forum of Euro­pean Mus­lim Youth and Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tions (FEMYSO), a youth umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion close­ly tied to the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Accord­ing to the EYE2021 web­site:

The Euro­pean Youth Event (EYE) brings togeth­er at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in Stras­bourg thou­sands of young peo­ple from all over the Euro­pean Union and beyond, to shape and share their ideas on the future of Europe. It is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for 16 to 30 year olds to inter­act in-per­son and online, inspire each oth­er and exchange their views with experts, activists, influ­encers and deci­sion-mak­ers, right in the heart of Euro­pean democracy.

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Accord­ing to FEMYSO, their del­e­gates came from over 14 Euro­pean coun­tries and also includ­ed senior lead­ers, such as cur­rent FEMYSO Pres­i­dent Abdel­rah­man Rizk.

One pan­el dis­cus­sion, titled ‘Fight­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion: Towards a more inclu­sive soci­ety,” was mod­er­at­ed by FEMYSO Head of Media Hande Tan­er, a mem­ber of the Coun­cil of Europe’s Advi­so­ry Coun­cil on Youth. Tan­er also held a work­shop on the impact of COVID-19 on edu­ca­tion and par­tic­i­pat­ed in a FEMYSO-orga­nized work­shop on young peo­ple in the demo­c­ra­t­ic process. The even­t’s open­ing cer­e­mo­ny was addressed by the May­or of Stras­bourg, while oth­er EYE2021 ses­sions have seen appear­ances by MEPs, includ­ing Evin Incir (Swe­den) and Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Vice-Pres­i­dent Rober­ta Met­so­la (Mal­ta).

FEMYSO is the youth/student arm of the Coun­cil of Euro­pean Mus­lims, for­mer­ly known as the Fed­er­a­tion of Islam­ic Orga­ni­za­tions in Europe (FIOE), known to rep­re­sent the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB) in Europe. One of the impor­tant lead­ers of FEMYSO over the years has been Ger­man Mus­lim Broth­er­hood leader Ibrahim El-Zay­at, and in recent times, its lead­er­ship has been drawn from the fam­i­ly of impor­tant GMB lead­ers. Almost all of the FEMYSO mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions are also tied to the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in Europe. Over the years, FEMYSO has devel­oped rela­tion­ships with the Coun­cil of Europe, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, and many oth­er sig­nif­i­cant orga­ni­za­tions at the Euro­pean and inter­na­tion­al levels.


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