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Profile: European Eye on Radicalization (EER)

1- Name of NGO:

European Eye on Radicalization (EER)

2- Brief & Mission:

The European Eye on Radicalization (EER) is an organization that brings experts and policymakers together. All of them have made an NGO that works towards solving serious issues like extremism and radicalization. However, the organization is Supporting UAE’s Lobbying Efforts.

The EER is not a registered company and there is not much information about the current experts taking part in the activities carried out by the NGO. However, according to an archived page on the website the founder of this NGO is Mansour al-Nogaidan. Harf and Fasela Media are among their sponsors. Mansour al-Nogaidan is an Emirati journalist and a former extremist. He turned away from the path and has not been engaging in putting forward war ideas against extremism. The European Eye on Radicalization has also been participating in various events that have been organized by the US-based Middle East Institute. This institute has also been receiving significant funding from the Emirates

3- Bias, Agenda & Motivation:

EER has been secretly lobbying with the UAE and is receiving funds. They are pressing the EU to tighten its girp around the neck of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. In the past, the organization did not seem to support the idea of Islam and brotherhood with the Islamic World. However, things seem to have changed and the NGO has been supporting Islamization in Europe. The NGO has been holding seminars that have thrown light on the political transition in Tunisia. Their focus was to support the supposed economic and political mismanagement systems in Tunisia. The NGO has also been supporting the Islamist Ennahda Party which works for the well-being of Muslims in different parts of the world.

4- Links to Governments/Political Agenda:

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5-Sources of Funding:

The funding details of the organization are not disclosed yet so we don’t know how much they have received for lobbying with the UAE.

6- Activities:

EER has been favoring the UAE in their debates and their topic of interest has mainly been focusing on the UAE. The organization has also provided strong support to other Muslim countries like Yemen, Libya, Turkey, and Iran. Not so long ago, EER posted a favorable review on the “Network of Networks: The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe”, released by the European Conservatives and Reformist (ECR). In this report, ECR leverages the EU to treat Muslim Brotherhood affiliates as the same Islamist organizations. This has raised a lot of questions regarding the new policies of the NGO. EER has favored a report that suggests that the EU should reconsider the funding and should provide support and equality to the Islamic organizations in Europe. The report demands that the EU governments should treat Islamists like other extremist groups. The report was presented by Richard Burchill, who is working with the Bussola Institute and has been working with the Abu Dhabi-based TRENDS Research & Advisory previously.

7- NGO Leadership:

The founder of this NGO is Mansour al-Nogaidan. Harf and Fasela Media are among their sponsors. Dr. Amal Sakr has been the deputy director-general of HARF & FASELA Media in Abu Dhabi since November 2018.

8- Controversy:

The attitude of the organization seems suspicious because they have been promoting Islam and Islamic brotherhood for a long time now. They have also tried to influence the decisions of the European Union in the favor of Islam. UAE lobbying efforts seem to be successful as the NGO is strongly supporting the United Arab Emirates on all platforms. In July 2021, EER hosted a webinar that was based on political Islam. The event was held in Austria and gained a lot of attention from the western media. During the event, Lorenzo Vidino and Elham Manea, who work with the European Foundation for Democracy were also found. Both of the MEPs were the only speakers at the seminar and it looks like EER had hired them to speak at the webinar held in Austria.

9- Contact Details:

  • Website: https://eeradicalization.com/
  • Address: 
  • Email: eeradicalization@gmail.com

10- Classification/Blacklist:

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