UK releases long-delayed report on Muslim Brotherhood
Prime Minister Cameron says links to the political group should be considered "a possible indicator of extremism".
Cameron said the UK will continue to refuse visas to Brotherhood members who have made 'extremist comments' [Stoyan Nenov/Reuters]
British Prime Minister David Cameron says a government review into the Muslim Brotherhood has found that membership of or links to the political group should be considered "a possible indicator of extremism".
The long-delayed review into the organisation, tabled in the British parliament on Thursday, was first commissioned in April 2014 with a remit to examine whether the group put British national security at risk.
"Parts of the Muslim Brotherhood have a highly ambiguous relationship with violent extremism. Both as an ideology and as a network it has been a rite of passage for some individuals and groups who have gone on to engage in violence and terrorism," Cameron said in a statement, describing the group as "deliberately opaque, and habitually secretive".