Political Islam in Poland
Muslim Brotherhood in Poland – the term I use following Lorenzo Vidino’s definition of Muslim Brotherhood as an ideological movement, not as an international organization – develops in a very similar way and takes very similar methods as its western sister organizations.
There are maybe slight differences resulting from Poland’s history of Muslim integration, but general behavior of these organizations and individuals emulates patterns already examined and described in the West Europe.
As Krzysztof Izak writes in “Monitor of Internal Security” – official publication of governmental Internal Security Agency ABW: “One should count with increased activity of organizations centered around FIOE: Islamic centers, associations and so called institutes, in that Muslim League in Republic of Poland, so organizations under strong ideological influence of Muslim Brothers. It will not be accompanied with media publicity in order to not raise concerns of state authorities”.[i] That is actually another similarity to other European states, that activity of MB is a concern of internal agencies, but on the other hand they are still partners for government and local authorities.
Full research paper soon.
[i] K. Izak „Zagrożenie terroryzmem i ekstremizmem w Europie na podstawie wybranych przykładów” [w:] „Przegląd Bezpieczeństwa Wewnętrznego” p. 122
Ekspert do spraw islamu politycznego i terroryzmu. Autor licznych publikacji prasowych, komentator mediów. Absolwent studiów doktoranckich Collegium Civitas na Wydziale Stosunków Międzynarodowych. Obecnie pracuje nad pracą doktorską na temat "Myśli politycznej Jusufa Al-Karadawiego".