Vi ser nå det merkelig skue at vestlige land, i dette tilfelle Storbritannia, er mer tolerant mot islamistiske grupper og bevegelser enn landene i Midtøsten der disse bevegelsene oppsto. Hva sier det om utviklingen?

Det muslimske Brorskap er klassifisert som en terrorgruppe i Egypt. I Storbritannia blir det nå tatt av terrorlisten.

Rett før George Osborne la frem statsbudsjettet, slapp regjeringen en rapport som frikjenner Det muslimske brorskap for terroranklager. Rapporten har vært utsatt i mange måneder, nettopp fordi de ville skape diplomatiske forviklinger i forhold til land som Saudi-Arabia og Egypt.

The review, led by Sir John Jenkins, the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, into its British activities is understood to have concluded that it should not be banned as a terrorist organisation. However, it is likely to be urged to be more transparent about its links to affiliated organisations including mosques and charities.

The timing of the announcement – just 48 hours before George Osborne delivers the Coalition’s final Budget – will fuel suspicion that the government is trying to minimise adverse publicity. The report will also be heavily redacted and sparing in detail.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have banned the Muslim Brotherhood which they have labelled a terrorist organisation. The movement has support from Qatar and Turkey, where some of its leaders fled after a 2013 military coup in Egypt ousted a Brotherhood government.

The former Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, attributed the delay to “diplomatic problems” surrounding the conclusions.

“We have a large number of friendly governments who are bitterly opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood and others who take the opposite view,” he told the Independent.

“There must have been some quite complicated considerations that have had to be taken into account. They should have known about those considerations.”

Det virker som om den britiske regjeringen, i likhet med mange vestlige, kun ser på den voldelige siden og ikke vurderer hvilke verdier Brorskapet står for, om de f.eks. undergraver demokratiet innenfra. Man vurderer heller ikke radikaliseringespotensialet. Folk går fra Brorskapet og til mer ekstreme organisasjoner. Ideologien har fellestrekk. Det virker ikke som om vestlige regjeringer orker å forholde seg til ideologien islamisme, men kun fokuserer på terror. Det er som å lukke øynene for at man har rugekasser for radikaliseringen midt blant seg og likevel late som man vil bekjempe ekstremister. Islamister har ingen respekt for slike regjeringer.

Steven Merley, the editor Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch, said: “Britain is the command and control centre for the Brotherhood in Europe. Nowhere else comes close – that is undeniable.”

He said: “What the Brotherhood does very well is that it makes Muslims very angry by consistently pushing the idea that the West has a war with Islam.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muslim-brotherhood-government-report-concludes-they-should-not-be-classified-as-a-terrorist-organisation-10109730.html