Islamism and the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the European Parliament
Question for written answer E-004897/2021
to the Commission
Aurélia Beigneux (ID), France Jamet (ID), Mathilde Androuët (ID), Annika Bruna (ID), Virginie Joron (ID), Julie Lechanteux (ID), Catherine Griset (ID), Philippe Olivier (ID), Nicolas Bay (ID), Jean-Lin Lacapelle (ID), Thierry Mariani (ID), Jean-François Jalkh (ID), Silvia Sardone (ID), Maximilian Krah (ID), Bernhard Zimniok (ID), Filip De Man (ID), Christine Anderson (ID), Teuvo Hakkarainen (ID), Gianantonio Da Re (ID), Susanna Ceccardi (ID), Sylvia Limmer (ID), Guido Reil (ID), Herve Juvin (ID), Andrey Slabakov (ECR), Angel Dzhambazki (ECR), Jorge Buxadé Villalba (ECR), Hermann Tertsch (ECR), Margarita de la Pisa Carrión (ECR), Charlie Weimers (ECR), Ladislav Ilčić (ECR), Rob Rooken (ECR), François-Xavier Bellamy (PPE)
On 29 September 2021, Charlie Hebdo revealed that there are close ties between the European institutions and the Muslim Brotherhood. Considered by the United States as a terrorist organisation, this group has advocated suicide attacks and called for the murder of homosexuals.
Furthermore, in its latest issue, the weekly newspaper reported that the Muslim Brotherhood receives a lot of support and indirect subsidies from the Commission.
The European Youth Event (EYE) was recently held in Strasbourg. Among the groups invited to speak at the event was the Forum for European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), which is allegedly a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and is presided by none other than Youssef Himmat – a relative of the Brotherhood ambassador Youssef Nada.
It should be noted that FEMYSO shares the same address as the Collective Against Islamophobia in Belgium, which is linked to the Collective Against Islamophobia in France – an organisation that was disbanded by the French authorities following the murder of Samuel Paty. While FEMYSO presents a noble front, its alleged connection to the Brotherhood reveals its true nature.
In the light of the above:
- 1.Does the Commission acknowledge the ties between FEMYSO and the Islamist cell?
- 2.Does it admit that it made a mistake in inviting an Islamist association to an event geared towards young people?
- 3.How does it justify the subsidies granted?
-  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/aug/28/uk.terrorism
-  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/theologian-of-terror-held-radical-islamic-council-session-here-26205745.html
-  https://www.letemps.ch/opinions/vie-secrete-youssef-nada-ambassadeur-lombre-freres-musulmans
-  This question is supported by a Member other than the authors: Dominique Bilde (ID)