A demonstration to say no to the fundamentalism of the Muslim Brotherhood: “Libya, Egypt, Italy: Driven by this slogan, hundreds of representatives of the civil society and human rights activists gathered in Rome on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 7, at Montecitorio Square, Chamber of Deputies, for a demonstration promoted by the ACMID Association, chaired by Hon. Souad Sbai, journalist, writer and former MP. The women and men who took part in the event wanted to send a clear message to the Italian institutions: “No more deals with fundamentalism. The Italian Government and Parliament must commit themselves to fighting the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, Egypt and Italy”.
The protesters asked Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, to turn against the so-called Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, an expression of the extremist militias of the Muslim Brotherhood that are being armed by Qatar and Turkey. “To support the GNA, which keeps Tripoli and the rest of the country in a state of war, is not in Italy’s interest”, Hon. Souad Sbai said. “And it is a very serious contradiction that the UN continues to recognize the GNA as the official government of Libya. A contradiction that also concerns Italy. The Italian Government has been repeatedly threatened by the GNA”. Some authoritative GNA members declared that hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Libyan coast would have departed for Italy if the Government had ceased to support the Muslim Brotherhood’s government in Tripoli. Furthermore, they threatened the arrival in Italy of thousands of ISIS terrorists currently detained in Libyan prisons.
Faced with such blackmails, the protesters encouraged the Italian government to assume “a leadership role aimed at inducing the international community to remove all forms of support for the GNA of the Muslim Brotherhood, sponsored by Doha and Istanbul”. Not only. “The Government – Souad Sbai said – is requested to intervene to crush the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood’s fundamentalism within the national borders”. The reference is to the mosques, cultural associations, imams and Muslim Brotherhood’s militants that carry out proselytizing and radicalization activities in Italy thanks to funding received from Qatar, as documented in the book “Qatar Papers”.
The demonstration also addressed the case of Egypt, making a very clear request: “Italy must stand alongside Cairo in facing the Muslim Brotherhood, which keeps destabilizing the country by means of its terrorist networks”. On Monday, August 5, an explosion in the Egyptian capital caused the death of 20 people and over 40 wounded. It remains to be seen whether it was an accident or an attack. The tragedy, however, “serves the purposes of the Muslim Brotherhood”, Hon. Souad Sbai explained, “because it contributes to depict Egypt as an insecure country, refraining tourists and visitors from visiting it and harming the economy. Their goal is to bring the population to its knees, unleash new revolts, overthrow the current regime and install a fundamentalist dictatorship: the Muslim Brotherhood aims to a new Arab Spring”. In order not to facilitate the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans of conquest, the demonstration stated clearly that “Egypt must not be abandoned and left alone facing the threat of jihadist terrorism”. Egypt’s stability is of crucial importance to the security of the whole Mediterranean. Therefore, Hon. Souad Sbai urged the Government to ensure that “Italy is the first Cairo’s ally in Europe”.
Libya, Egypt, Italy: the Muslim Brotherhood triangle linking North Africa and Europe across the Mediterranean. To defeat fundamentalism, the demonstration promoted by ACMID launched an appeal to the Italian institutions, asking them to refuse any compromise with the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar and Turkey. “No more deals with fundamentalism, yes instead to secular and moderate forces as Italy’s partners both in domestic and foreign affairs”.