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British PM David Cameron Orders Investigation Into Muslim Brotherhood’s U.K. Activities

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British Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: World Economic Forum.

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JNS.org British Prime David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Great Britain, amid intelligence that suggests the group planned a terrorist attack from the country.

According to The Guardian, the investigation would examine allegations that the Muslim Brotherhood planned a terror attack that led to the deaths of three tourists in Egypt in February from Great Britain.

“The prime minister has ordered a review to get a better understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood and its values—and look into its alleged links to extremism,” a source from the prime minister’s office told The Guardian.

Cameron plans for British intelligence services—MI5 and MI6—to conduct the investigation at home and abroad. Saudi Arabia and Egypt both claim that the Muslim Brotherhood uses London as a critical center for its activities.

Last year, the Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization and has conducted a nationwide crackdown on the organization. British officials said that it was “possible but unlikely” that the British government would ban the organization following the investigation.

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