A new earthquake hits the Broederbond … Did the parties hammer the last nail in the group’s coffin? | CRATAR NET

Rasha Ammar
Egyptian journalist

Continuing the cycle of conflict raging within the Brotherhood between the two groups of London led by Ibrahim Munir, and Istanbul led by Mahmoud Hussein, the second group issued a statement on behalf of the General Shura Council on Monday, which is the organizational body entrusted with the selection of the General Guide and members of the Counseling Office, a statement in which it announced a number of resolutions, the most prominent of which was Mounir, from his position as a member of the General Shura- dismissed council.

The Istanbul Front does not originally recognize Munir as the acting general guide of the group, therefore the decision was made to dismiss from the membership of the General Shura Council as it was contrary to the decisions of the Council, and the statement confirmed Munir’s dismissal. of the organization’s membership also by saying in a text: “Due to the brother Mr. Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Board, not complying with the decisions of the group’s legal institutions and the formation of parallel entities away of these institutions, so he has absolved himself of the Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore no longer represents the group, ”reads the statement.

The statement included a number of other decisions, most notably; Expanding the work of the Acting Committee of the General Guide under the leadership of Mustafa Tolba, and the dismissal of a number of leaders of the General Shura Council, including: Ahmed Shousha, Osama Suleiman, Helmy Al-Jazzar, Abdullah Al-Nahhas, Muhammad Al-Behairi, Muhammad Al-Desouki, Muhammad Jamal Heshmat, Muhammad Taher Nameer, Muhammad Abd Al-Muti Al-Jazzar, Mahmoud Al-Ibiari, Mohi Al-Zayt and Mosad Al-Zayni And Najib Al-Zarif, and accordingly none of them is a representative of the group or an expression thereof.

why now

In addition to the messages carried by the statement, some observers believe that there is an indication of the timing that Essam Talima, who is close to the Brotherhood, and the former director of the organization’s leader’s office, Youssef Al-Qaradawi, explicitly spoke. over in a video he posted on his YouTube channel commenting on the statement, apparently Mahmoud Hussein chose this time to spoil something the London group is trying to implement, citing the election of a new Shura board for the group.

Egyptian researcher specializing in political Islam Sameh Eid also believes that “the Istanbul group is not acting randomly, but is currently trying to sabotage Munir and his group’s plan to elect a Shura council that will be representative of all countries. be, “and emphasizes that” there are moves that are taking place in full swing during the current period to settle the matter. “

The importance of the General Shura Council, according to Eid’s statement to “Excavations”, is that “it is the legislative body within the group that has the right to grant the trust of the Guide and members of the Counseling Office or Some of them died or some were imprisoned on charges of terrorism, and only 18 of its 118 members remained.

The researcher in the affairs of Islamic movements and terrorist groups, Ahmed Sultan, agrees with this proposal. He also explains in a statement to “Excavations” that “Ibrahim Munir held a meeting with his group in London during which he decided to To dismiss Mahmoud Hussein, and all the leaders who support him from the General Shura Council, and (33) appoint a member instead of them to the new council, and after the meeting an attempt was made to put things between the two parties reconciled and calmed down, but failed, prompting Hussein to issue a statement of resignation. “

Are there other messages?

The two researchers agree that the statement is one of the episodes of the raging conflict between the leaders of the Brotherhood, and that it reveals another ugly face of the organization, and they also agree that “Mahmoud Hussein tries through the statement had to exploit the Brotherhood, and mixed documents indicating that he had obtained the support of the Cairo office, and it appeared in the appendix to the declaration with a sentence that the declaration was drawn up from Cairo. ”

Sultan says that “Hussein took advantage of his association with a number of the Brotherhood within, and communicated with, some individuals, claiming that he held a meeting with them for a period of (3) days, and consequently the decision was made to dismiss the historic leaders. “

According to Sultan, “Hussain is currently trying to turn the table on Munir’s group, but it is clear that the two parties are in a position of extreme weakness, and neither of them will be able to resolve the conflict in his favor, while the group is moving towards more division and fragmentation. “

How does the current conflict differ from others?

The two researchers agree that the current conflict “will inevitably write the end of the organization.” According to Sameh Eid, the current conflict differs from the historical precedents of the organization, which it managed to overcome, with (4) major axes; The first is continuity, as it has been going on since 2016, and the second is public, unlike all the conflicts that have taken place within the Brotherhood since its inception and have remained secret and not made public until years have passed. may.

Eid believes that the current crisis has caused a total collapse of the organization’s centrality, nullifying the sanctity of its leaders, exposing the falsity of their claim; Because its two sides tried to twist each other and revealed the organization’s secrets for the first time, the nature of the moral corruption of some leaders was revealed to the organization’s rules, prompting dozens of young people to resign and announce their deviation from the organization.

According to Eid, no attempt was made to mediate between the two sides of the crisis, and the mediators turned to a party, noting that “Hilmi al-Jazzar, one of the leaders fired from Hussein’s side, once of calm and reconciliation between the two parties, but he did not succeed and became an opponent. ” Which reflects the intensity of the conflict and the intensification of polarization within the organization. ”

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