You may have heard of Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf Group, Al Nusra, The Muslim Association of Britain, The League of Muslims in Europe, Islamic Society in Germany, Hizbul Tahir, Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, Islamic Association of Sweden and others. What’s the common link between all these groups? They all were founded or run by individuals who were originally from the Muslim Brotherhood or founded by the Muslim Brotherhood themselves.
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Michael Arizanti is an independent researcher and writer. Mr Arizanti was born in the Netherlands, raised in Norway and currently living in Sweden. He has been an important part of the debate on how to deal violence-promoting extremism, how to counter honour-related violence and oppression in Sweden. He is a researcher on the global arena, focusing on human rights and issues concerning different types of Islamism, especially Turkish neo-Ottomanism and political Islam. Michael worked on the counter-Terrorism projects in Rosengård, Sweden.