The head of the British branch of the Muslim Brotherhood warned on Sunday that Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement last week that his government would investigate the group’s activities in the United Kingdom could invite terrorist attacks against civilians.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Ibrahim Mounir, the Brotherhood’s most senior official in the UK, said that the government’s designation of his organization as a terrorist entity could be interpreted by its followers that violence was an option.
“If this [ban] happened, this would make a lot of people in Muslim communities think that [peaceful] Muslim Brotherhood values . . . didn’t work and now they are designated a terrorist group, which would make the doors open for all options,” Mounir told the newspaper.
When he was asked if he meant the group was open to violence, he replied: “Any possibility.”
“This would make more problems...Peaceful Muslim Brotherhood values, eh? Funny, but that "jihad is the way, sharia rocks, dying for Allah is the best way to go" stuff (or words to that effect) never sounded particularly "peaceful" to me.