Usama Tawfiq al-Tikriti

Usama Tawfiq al-Tikriti is the leader of the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIS), the Iraqi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.“Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood Elects New Political Head,” Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, August 10, 2011, http://www.globalmbwatch.com/2011/08/10/iraqi-muslim-brotherhood-elects-new-political-head/. Tikriti joined the Iraqi Brotherhood in 1952 and served as president of the IIS from 1991 to 2001.“A New Secretary-General Replaces Tarek Al-Hashemi Ikhwanweb: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Official English web site, May 26, 2009, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=20226. He was elected secretary general of the IIS in May 2009,“A New Secretary-General Replaces Tarek Al-Hashemi,” Ikhwanweb: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Official English web site, May 26, 2009, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=20226. a post in which he served until July 2011. Tikriti has since served as the group’s general leader.“Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood Elects New Political Head,” Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, August 10, 2011, http://www.globalmbwatch.com/2011/08/10/iraqi-muslim-brotherhood-elects-new-political-head/.

Tikriti’s son Anas is a co-founder of the Muslim Association of Britain and the Cordoba Foundation, British groups that have been accused of having links to the Muslim Brotherhood. In August 2014, the British multinational bank HSBC closed Anas al-Tikriti’s accounts, declaring them outside of the bank’s “risk appetite.”Samuel Westrop, “UK: HSBC Shuts Down Islamist Bank Accounts,” Gatestone Institute, August 2, 2014, http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4566/islamist-hsbc-banking;
“Anas Altikriti Full Profile,” Guardian, June 3, 2008, http://www.theguardian.com/global/2007/jun/03/resource2.

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