Belgium has become an important center for the global Muslim
Brotherhood in Europe. Since its origins in early student organizations,
the Belgian Brotherhood network has grown to include Hamas support
infrastructure and local Islamic groups that in turn are part of the
Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), the global Muslim
Brotherhood umbrella group in Europe. Belgium also serves as the FIOE
national office. One individual, Bassem Hatahet, appears to be the most
important figure in the Belgian Muslim Brotherhood.