IslamismMay 18 2022, 13:55 pm

Leaders of British Muslim Brotherhood Group Participate in Queen’s Garden Party

The Mus­lim Coun­cil of Britain (MCB) has indi­cat­ed that two of its lead­ers have been invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in one of this year’s Gar­den Par­ties at Buck­ing­ham Palace, host­ed by the Queen of the Unit­ed King­dom. Accord­ing to the MCB Face­book post:

May 12, 2022 MCB Lead­ers Rashidat Has­san and Lamine Konate were delight­ed to join the Queen’s Gar­den Par­ty, a great cel­e­bra­tion and recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion of com­mu­ni­ties. Every­one had a great time despite a lit­tle rain, our thanks to Her Majesty for the invitation.

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In sum­mer, The Queen tra­di­tion­al­ly hosts three Gar­den Par­ties at Buck­ing­ham Palace in Lon­don. Accord­ing to the web­site of the Roy­al Fam­i­ly, his­tor­i­cal­ly, these par­ties took the place of pre­sen­ta­tion par­ties attend­ed by debu­tantes and have evolved into a way of rec­og­niz­ing and reward­ing pub­lic ser­vice. A net­work of spon­sors is used to invite guests, who include Lord-Lieu­tenants, Gov­ern­ment Depart­ments, the Church, and oth­er Faiths.

The Mus­lim Coun­cil of Britain (MCB) is among Britain’s most influ­en­tial Mus­lim orga­ni­za­tions. It has his­tor­i­cal­ly been dom­i­nat­ed by adher­ents of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Isla­mi move­ment in the UK, usu­al­ly act­ing in con­cert with the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB). Rashidat Has­san cur­rent­ly serves as MCB Assis­tant Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al and Lamine Konate as MCB Assis­tant Treasurer.

In Octo­ber 2020, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed that the MCB had joined a vir­tu­al Mus­lim lead­er­ship con­fer­ence that brought togeth­er a large num­ber of GMB lead­ers and groups from around the globe. In March 2021, the GIOR report­ed that mem­bers of the British Home Office had crit­i­cized British Con­ser­v­a­tive Ex-Defense Sec­re­tary Pen­ny Mor­daunt for meet­ing with the MCB Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al despite an exist­ing “non-engage­ment” pol­i­cy with the group.

For more on the MCB and its role in the UK GMB net­work, see a 2020 report from the Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre for the Study of Rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and Polit­i­cal Vio­lence (ICSR) at Lon­don’s King’s College.


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