By | Rachel Brooks
December 22, 2020
Today, Trends Research and Advisory hosted the Path to Caliphate: The Truth Behind the Muslim Brotherhood project. The hosted event was from Trend’s first political Islam e-forum, and the December 22 event was the 5th symposium of this series . The e-forum topic of this event was “Investment under the Guise of Religion: The Brotherhood’s Economic Empire.”Trends is considered one of the United Arab Emirates’ “most vibrant and independent think tanks.”
Irina Tsukerman, the vice president of Timberwolf-Phoenix media, spoke at the event, which was hosted at 9:30 am New York City time/6:30 pm United Arab Emirates time.
The event discussed how the Muslim Brotherhood had, from its beginning, attempted to integrate itself into other communities all while enforcing its agendas. The Muslim Brotherhood has worked to build relationships with social and political entities in the United States and Europe. It featured eight speakers, Dr. Kristian Alexander, the moderator. Opening remarks were delivered by the organization on behalf of Dr. Mohammed Al Ali, the director of Trends Research and Advisory.
The event discussed the global anxiety over the Muslim Brotherhood’s increased economic investment in Europe.
The moderator introduced the material that would follow. Dr. Kristian Alexander likewise noted how transactions and economic investments of the Muslim Brotherhood’s financing are informal.
In the opening minutes, the moderator noted that three of the panelists would deliver their remarks in Arabic. The moderator likewise noted that translation texts would be made available. The moderator stated that the session sought to unpack and discuss the financial backing of the various branches of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The speaker from Red Rock security, Brig Barker, introduced a brief history of modern terrorism perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood The history began with a recap of how the President of Turkey in 1924, Mustafa Ataturk, abolished the Caliphate and Sharia Law and imposed secular law. The Muslim Brotherhood rose out of this era, established in 1928 by Hassan Al Banna. He then introduced how Sayed Qutb, an early leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, established a clear agenda for the Muslim Brotherhood that included a path to destroying the heathen world, which was lead by America and America’s focus on materialism.
The speaker from Italy, Giovanni Giacalone, explained the healthy relationship between Italy, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood, and gave this as grounds for why Italy has not experienced severe attacks from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Irina Tsukerman discussed how the Muslim Brotherhood has a great deal of flexibility in its economics. For security reasons, she stated that most of the Muslim Brotherhood’s financial activity is decentralized. She described the Muslim Brotherhood as having established relationships with a variety of businesses.
Once all panelists had delivered their remarks, the audience was permitted to ask questions. Mr. Matt Brodsky delivered the first answers to these questions, discussing how the United States is “definitely exploited” by activity of the Muslim Brotherhood. Brodsky had noted some example groups of Islamic associations that fund the Muslim Brotherhood in his earlier comments.