The Council of the Egyptian Community in the Netherlands, has summoned parliament by letter to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from opening an office in the Netherlands. The immediate cause is an article in the Egyptian newspaper Youm7. Youm7 reported a couple of days ago that the Muslim Brotherhood is planning on opening an office in Amsterdam. An inaugural meeting already took place in a mosque, that was not mentioned by name. Sources within the intelligence services and diplomatic world seriously doubt the truth of the article.

The purpose of the office is to bring the cause of the Brotherhood international attention. Hence the choice of Netherlands. The International Criminal Court is located here and cases against the Egyptian government will also be brought before this court.

The new facility will also be used to affect Europe's public opinion, reports Youm7. Also Amsterdam would be a better location than London to organize meetings for members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe.

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