In August 2020, Gateway Pundit revealed how the EU funds Islamist groups with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, including ENAR, with €36.5 million 2014-2019. The EU financed ENAR from 2014-2019 with a total of €5,422,678, whose members include the “Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organizations” (FEMYSO). FEMYSO is a front organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, the German Bundestag Research Service wrote in 2015.
Several leading figures of ENAR are close to the Muslim Brotherhood and related Islamist organizations, such as council member Intisar Kherigi, daughter of Rached Ghannouchi, co-founder of the Ennahdha party, the Tunisian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. ENAR boss Michaël Privot was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood until 2008.
ENAR Senior Advocacy Officer Julie Pascoët previously worked for Islamic Relief Worldwide, an NGO which is banned in Israel and the United Arab Emirates as a terrorist organization due to its ties to Hamas. In August 2020, Islamic Relief Worldwide director Heshmat Khalifa had to resign after the London Times revealed Arabic antisemitic tweets, including calling Jews “grandchildren of monkeys and pigs” and calling Egypt’s president a “Zionist pimp”. The entire board of Islamic Relief UK had to step down.