Twitter have verified the English account of the Muslim Brotherhood despite it having terrorist status in some countries and has previously wanted to impose a tax for non-Muslims in exchange for “protection”.
The Muslim Brotherhood are labelled a terrorist group in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Russia, United Arab Emirates and Syria, where it was primarily responsible for infiltrating peaceful protests in 2011 and instigated an armed insurgency.
On Russia banning the Muslim Brotherhood the Supreme Court stated:
“Muslim Brotherhood is an organisation, basing its activities on the ideas of its theorists and leaders Hassan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb with an aim of destruction of non-Islamic governments and the establishment of the worldwide Islamic government by the reconstruction of the “Great Islamic Caliphate”; firstly, in regions with majority of Muslim population, including those in Russia and CIS countries. The organisation is illegal in some Middle East countries. The main forms of activities are warlike Islamism propaganda with intolerance to other religions, recruitment in mosques, armed Jihad without territorial boundaries.”
Twitter in previous times have dubiously suspended account, including a women’s rights group that had criticized the treatment of women in the puritanical kingdom of Saudi Arabia.