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Event
February 7, 2017

Event: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood – A Firewall Against Terrorism?’

by
Henry Jackson Society

TIME: 7th February, 13:00 – 14:00

VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

SPEAKER
Steven Merley
Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch Daily

To RSVP, or for any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org

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The Muslim Brotherhood has come under great scrutiny since the ‘Arab Spring’, with the UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee recently publishing a report into ‘Political Islam’ which found that “some political-Islamist groups have broadly been a firewall against extremism and violence”. The role and characteristics of modern Islamic movements are fragmented and difficult to understand and engage with. As the UK Government’s own Sir John Jenkins’s report concluded, the Muslim Brotherhood is “deliberately opaque and habitually secretive” with parts having a “highly ambiguous relationship with violent extremism”. Steven Merley, Editor of Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch and an expert on the rise of political extremism, will present a new report which challenges the Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s conclusions and highlights alleged new links between global salifists and the Muslim Brotherhood.

By kind invitation of Dr Matthew Offord MP, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Steven Merley, Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch who will be discussing his new findings in a report on the Muslim Brotherhood.

To attend, please RSVP to violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event. Only confirmed guests will be given access to the event.

Steven Merley is the Editor of Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch, which is a daily intelligence digest covering the activities of the Global Muslim Brotherhood that is widely read by government agencies around the world. Steven is an investigator and intelligence specialist who since 1992 has specialized in the investigation of political extremism. He has worked closely with international media on articles about the Muslim Brotherhood and his reports have also been published by various think-tanks. Steven has given presentations at Harvard University in the United States, McGill University in Canada and has spoken at events sponsored by the US State Department, the European Parliament, and gave evidence to the UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into ‘Political Islam’.