Seven Muslims out of ten have voted against Brexit

01 July 2016

EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo addresses the perspective of Islamic groups in relation to Brexit. In particular, she underlines the clash of views between Isis and organisations belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood's galaxy: while the former rejoiced in an event which divides and weakens the "Crusaders", the latter affirmed to be worried about the rise of racism and "Islamophobia"; more prosaically, Colombo notes, the economic consequences of Brexit are going to impact negatively on organisations such as Europe Trust and Islamic Relief Worldwide which are based in the UK.
Such different views subtend different strategies, concludes Colombo: while ISIS's goal is built upon the utopia of violent jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood aspires to become part of the Western institutional and social fabric, in order to islamize it gradually from within.

The article is in Italian and can be read here.