A controversial mobile app launched by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing to be promoted despite calls for it to be banned.

The Euro Fatwa App was created by the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which was founded by Yusuf Al Qaradawi – a Qatar-based figure who has previously been dubbed “a terrorist” and banned from the US, UK and France for his extremist views.

It contains an introduction by Al Qaradawi, now 93, in which he makes derogatory references to Jews while speaking about historic fatwas.

The free app, which claims it is suitable for ages four and upwards, was initially downloadable on Google and Apple.

On learning of its content, Google took the step of banning it within hours.