International Union of Muslim Scholars
The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) is the most important theological umbrella body affiliated with the Global Muslim Brotherhood (GMB). It was launched on July 11, 2004 in conjunction with a visit by GMB leader Youssef Qaradawi to London for a meeting of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. In November 2018, Qaradawi stepped down as President of the IUMS, and was replaced by Moroccan scholar Ahmed Al-Raissouni, a founding member of the Global Anti-Aggression Campaign (GAAC) The GAAC, according to a report by the GIOR editor, is a Salafi-led international umbrella organization that brings Salafi, Salafi-Jihadi, GMB and Hamas leaders under its wings. Many prominent individuals tied to the GMB and/or Hamas continue to serve as IUMS Trustees.