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Aix-en-Provence conference: Abdelrahim Ali calls on France to benefit from Egyptian experience in confronting political Islamism, warns of Brotherhood's penetration into left-wing parties

Friday 07/July/2023 - 10:13 PM
The Reference


Based on an official invitation, journalist and writer Abdelrahim Ali, chairman of the board of directors and editorial board of Al-Bawaba News and president of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Paris (CEMO), participated in a session on “The New Pathway of Democracy” within the conference Economic Meetings in Aix-en-Provence, France, which is being held under the slogan “Renewing Hope” from July 7-9.

The session was attended by Juhana Vartiainen, Mayor of Helsinki, Finland; Marylise Léon, Secretary General of the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT); Chloé Morin, political scientist at the Jean Jaurès Foundation; and Ileana Santos, co-founder of Je m’engage pour l’Afrique (JMA; “I am Committed to Africa”).

During his participation in the session, Abdelrahim Ali talked about the idea of dismantling fundamentalist organizations as a starting point for restoring fragile democracies in Europe.

Ali called on the French state to benefit from what happened in Egypt due to the Brotherhood, as Egypt was the first target and victim of the international organization.

Europe made a mistake in leaving European Muslims and Muslim immigrants to be easy prey for the leaders of the terrorist organization, which fights the values of Europe, Ali said, adding that there are unfortunately European politicians who help the organization, whether consciously or unconsciously, in its attempts to infiltrate European societies and thus achieve its goals.

He also revealed the Brotherhood’s penetration into the parties of the left and the Greens, thanks to the arrival of the third generation of immigrants who infiltrated the bodies and structures of those parties, as they hold the nationality of European countries, were educated in European schools and speak European languages.

Ali stressed that the Brotherhood is leading to the Islamization of the European continent, a challenge that Western politicians must inevitably confront and thwart.