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Turkish, Muslim Brotherhood Organizations Involved in Anti-Semitic Protests in Germany

December 6th, 2021 15:12

Accord­ing to a report by anti-Semi­tism mon­i­tor­ing asso­ci­a­tions, Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and Turk­ish-gov­ern­ment con­nect­ed orga­ni­za­tions were involved in orches­trat­ing anti-Semit­ic protests in Ger­many dur­ing vio­lent Israeli-Pales­tin­ian alter­ca­tions in May of this year. Accord­ing to the Alge­mein­er arti­cle:

Novem­ber 25, 2021: The more than 200 anti­se­mit­ic out­rages that occurred in Ger­many dur­ing the two-week con­flict between Israel and the Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ist Hamas orga­ni­za­tion last May have “noth­ing to do with legit­i­mate crit­i­cism of Israel” and were fueled by a “new anti­semitism,” the head of Germany’s Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty said this week.[…]

The joint report by RIAS, a fed­er­al asso­ci­a­tion mon­i­tor­ing anti­semitism, and IIBSA, a research insti­tute focused on anti­semitism, pro­vid­ed a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of what the news­pa­per Tagge­spiegel called “the erup­tion of anti­se­mit­ic hatred that shook the republic.”[…]

Crit­i­cal­ly, the report named sev­er­al Islamist orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als charged with orches­trat­ing the anti­se­mit­ic incite­ment. These includ­ed some Turk­ish dias­po­ra orga­ni­za­tions close­ly linked with Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Par­ty, such as Mil­li Gorus, an Islamist group. Diyanet, the Turk­ish state’s Direc­torate of Reli­gious Affairs, and the “Grey Wolves,” a far-right ter­ror­ist group, were also cit­ed as influ­enc­ing factors.[…]

Also named were Ger­man neo-Nazis, the Pop­u­lar Front for the Lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine (PFLP) and the Pales­tin­ian Com­mu­ni­ty in Ger­many (PGD) orga­ni­za­tion, which has been clas­si­fied by the fed­er­al Office for the Pro­tec­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion as a Ger­man affil­i­ate of Hamas and the Mus­lim Brotherhood.

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The Ger­man-lan­guage report notes that dur­ing the protests, the sup­port­ers of the Mil­lî Görüş move­ment coop­er­at­ed with a group pro­mot­ed by the Pales­tin­ian Com­mu­ni­ty in Ger­many, which the Ger­man domes­tic intel­li­gence agency has clas­si­fied as an affil­i­ate of Hamas and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The report also men­tions that the Diyanet, a Turk­ish-state insti­tu­tion involved in send­ing mams to Ger­many, called Jerusalem an “Islam­ic land,” Israel a “baby killer,” and said that Zion­ist Jews and evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tians were work­ing togeth­er to put the world in a state of war.

Mil­lî Görüş is a Turk­ish polit­i­cal move­ment whose aim is to trans­form Turkey into an Islam­ic state. The move­ment was found­ed in 1969 by for­mer Turk­ish Prime Min­is­ter Necmet­tin Erbakan, who, until his death, head­ed the Islamist Felic­i­ty Par­ty in Turkey.