Damon L. Perry, Ph.D. has published a new and in-depth report into the ideology, history, networks, and activities of the revivalist “Islamic Movement” in Britain, essentially groups comprising the Jamaat-i-Islami and the Global Muslim Brotherhood in the country. The report puts its focus on:
(…) a network of Muslim organisations and individuals that it refers to as the “Islamic Movement” in Britain. This name is sometimes used by protagonists comprising the network in reference to the collective, organised effort to “revive” and expand Islam’s role in social and political life, in the West, the former Islamic empire, and the world at large. Sheikh Yusuf Al‑Qaradawi, the Egyptian‑born theologian and host of the Al Jazeera TV programme, “Shari’a and Life”, for example, explicitly refers to the “Islamic Movement” as such. The main purpose of this report is to describe this network in Britain. (…)
This report seeks to provide a picture of the overall network of the Islamic Movement in Britain, since although there have been some reports regarding specific groups, there are few that seek to map out the network as a whole – ideologically, organisationally, and in terms of the work they are engaged in. It admittedly falls short of being comprehensive, since the network is evolving and no doubt many connections exist beyond what can be viewed in publicly sourceable material. Nonetheless, it is hoped that what follows is an important step towards understanding the network of the Islamic Movement in Britain.
The full report can be accessed here.
The report credits the GIOR Senior Editor for coining the term “Global Muslim Brotherhood” in 2007.
Damon L. Perry, Ph.D. is a researcher and analyst specializing in extremism and security issues at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at London’s King’s College. He has also authored a book on the extremism of the Global Muslim Brotherhood’ published in 2018.
For more in-depth reports by the ICSR, go here.