More individuals and organizations tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood are trying to shift the narrative on the Russian invasion of Ukraine to conflicts in the Middle East, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Europal Forum chairman Zaher Birawi posted on Facebook,
March 9, 2022: Today in (#case_of_the_week): we discuss the repercussions of the Ukrainian-Russian war on the Palestinian issue, the war coincided with the escalation of the Israeli occupation in Jerusalem and the Palestinian interior, as well as the consequences of the migration of Ukrainian Jews towards the occupied territories, and the reality of the role that Naftali Bennett is trying to play between the warring parties in Ukraine. We also shed light on the scandalous exposure of double standards in the Western world and international positions in dealing with the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the Russian invasion of Ukrainian lands. [Translated by Google]
Zaher Birawi is the chairman of the Europal Forum, a London-based lobbying and PR organization whose leaders are closely tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood (GMB) and Hamas support infrastructure. The Israeli government has identified Birawi as a member of Hamas.
Anas Altikriti, a leader of the GMB in the United Kingdom and CEO of the Cordoba Foundation, posted the following on his Facebook page, in response to Facebook allowing to call for violence against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers:
March 11, 2022: Quick question:
Would Facebook allow for calls for violence against Russians serving in the Israeli army in occupied #Palestine?
Or would it allow for calls for violence against Russian soldiers committing war crimes in #Syria?
The Islamic Society of North America re-posted an al-Jazeera video featuring Egyptian squash player Ali Farag, which described him as having “called out the double standards on Ukraine” by speaking about Palestine. The Society’s post included the hashtags #StandWithUkraine and #FreePalestine.