UK Investigates Muslim Brotherhood
Officials fear London could be used for planning
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2014 9:30 AM CDT
British Prime Minister David Cameron attends the opening session of the Nuclear Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, on Monday, March 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Sean Gallup, Pool)

(Newser) – Concerned that London could serve as a terrorist planning ground, David Cameron has ordered an inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood's activities in Britain, the New York Times reports. Britain's ambassador to Saudi Arabia will lead the inquiry. In the past, Britain has seen the Brotherhood as a relatively moderate group, but things appear to be shifting—especially after Egypt's military ousted former president Mohamed Morsi. Now, Egypt and Saudi Arabia call the Brotherhood a terrorist group.

"Given the concerns now being expressed about the group and its alleged links to violent extremism, it’s absolutely right and prudent that we get a better handle of what the Brotherhood stands for, how they intend to achieve their aims, and what that means for Britain," says a rep for the PM. Officials say it's "possible but unlikely" that the group could be banned from Britain, the Guardian reports.

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ddhartma
Apr 2, 2014 9:17 AM CDT
Is this the same Muslim Brotherhood that our President is providing arms and support to in Libya?
Papa_Umawmaw
Apr 1, 2014 10:17 PM CDT
someone should investigate david cameron and tony bliar while you're at it.
toomanycars
Apr 1, 2014 4:38 PM CDT
The Western world needs to define what a religion is and make it law. A religion should be defined as a system of faith and worship that serves a community in a positive way. All ,peoples in a religion should be free( freedom for all) and to come and go as they please and the #1 moral code is thou shall do no harm. All books in a religion, especially the non-profit ones, are open to the general public. Whomever cannot meet these criteria will be considered a non religion by our laws and outlawed in the United States. Let them move some where else.