Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen, more commonly known as the Muslim Brotherhood, is the Salafist organization behind CAIR and other jihad groups in the USA. In 1991 the Ikhwan issued the infamous Explanatory Memorandum, which became public during the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
Amazingly enough, European countries have begun to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood. But not Sweden — not yet.
Pressure increases on Islamic Relief in Europe — Sweden still a free zone
Europe’s dominant countries and economies are now increasing pressure and restrictions on the Muslim Brotherhood’s support organization, Islamic Relief. Sweden though is going its own way and appears to be giving the MB’s front and network organizations a free zone.
The MB’s network and front organizations are currently under strong pressure. In Sweden, the pressure, especially from associate professors Aje Carlbom and Magnus Ranstorp, as well as the analyst Peder Hyllengren, has become so strong that the student union, Ibn Rushd, is now making changes in its statutes and has removed one of its paragraphs that formally binds it with the MB’s structure. Personal connections with the MB, however, remain for the time being, as far as is known.
Without this external pressure, this would not have occurred. Nor did the Education Council, which is responsible for giving out government grants to the study association, react earlier, despite having ten years to identify the connections. The action follows an earlier known pattern from the MB’s network organizations — It is only when they themselves become convinced of the facts that they carry out any adjustments.
Islamic Relief under pressure —Faces court proceedings
In the same way that Ibn Rushd is exposed to pressure and criticism, so is one of the MB’s support organizations, Islamic Relief, under pressure. That they are now using the courts is not surprising. When Sweden’s Young Muslims, also one of the MB’s network organizations, lost their right to state contributions, they tried to get them back from MUCF through the legal process. However, the claims were rejected in the spring of 2020 in Stockholm’s Court of Appeals.
The organization Islamic Relief was classified as a terror organization by the state of Israel in 2014. It was also classified as a terrorist organization by the UAE. Islamic Relief is a founding organization of the funding foundation “Union of Good”, which is regarded as a Hamas funding organization. Beside Islamic Relief as founding organization is the MB’s organization for dawa (outreach), or salvation, International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief, as well as Muslim Aid. Both Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief are represented in Sweden.