British organisations criticised in an official report which branded members of the Muslim Brotherhood as "possible terrorists" have denied they have any link to the organisation.

The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), which helped the Finsbury Park mosque emerge from the shadow of militant preacher Abu Hamza, and the Cordoba Foundation, a Middle Eastern thinktank which has negotiated the freedom of 19 hostages in Iraq – sometimes at the request of the government – denied having "any links to the Muslim Brotherhood".

Released by David Cameron a few hours before parliament's Christmas recess, the report stopped short of banning the Muslim Brotherhood but said the group characterised the UK as fundamentally hostile to the Muslim faith and identity and had expressed support for terrorist attacks by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

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