Why does Britain back the Muslim Brotherhood? This is a question I have been asked for years. The questioners argue that the Ikhwan, or Brotherhood’s leaders have been able to operate freely in Britain, use its media, abuse its academic institutions and drive through the movement’s ambitious program for power all with the connivance of British politicians. It is an instrument, many believe, of British policy in the Middle East, used to undermine existing regimes and keep the region weak and divided.
Monitoring the Brotherhood
This fuels the belief that the review is for external consumption more than internal policy making. The timing is not seen as accidental. Two of Britain's key Middle East partners have declared that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization in the last few months - first Egypt and then Saudi Arabia.Chris Doyle