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Kuwaiti Muslim scholar denied entry to Belgium

November 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Sheikh Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a leader of the Kuwaiti branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, said that the Belgium government has refused to allow him to enter the country because of his position on Zionism and the “barbaric crimes” of the Israeli occupation, As-Sabeel newspaper reported.

Posting on his Twitter account, Al-Suwaidan said that: “Under pressure from the Zionist Lobby, the Belgium government decided to prevent me from entering the country despite holding a valid visa.”

He explained that the reason they denied him entry was his “candid position regarding Zionism and the barbaric crimes of the Israeli occupation”.

On Tuesday, the Belgium government announced that it had decided to prevent Sheikh Al-Suwaidan from visiting Brussels, claiming he has delivered “anti-Semitic” remarks in the past.

The Sheikh is a well-known Muslim speaker, with millions of followers.

Al-Suwaidan was planning to deliver a speech before the Islamic Fair in Brussels.