Ibrahim Youssri Amr Abdelhady - File photo Ibrahim Youssri Amr Abdelhady - File photo

Internal conflicts sweep pro-Muslim Brotherhood front

Wed, May. 24, 2017
CAIRO – 24 May 2017: A wave of “blamestorming” has erupted among founders of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood National Conscience Front (NCF) after it announced resuming its activity on Friday.

Former parliamentarian and member of NCF, Amr Abdel-Hady, is holding on to his former position as the NCF’s spokesperson although he was removed over “violations” he committed, said chairperson of NCF Ibrahim Youssri in a statement.

In another statement, Abdel Hady accused Youssri of “unilaterally” bringing the front back to the scene, allowing himself to speak on behalf of the front and enrolling new members from the anti-Brotherhood grassroots movement Tamarod.

Tamarod, founded April 2013, was a movement that aimed at registering opposition to then President Mohamed Morsi and forcing him to call early presidential elections.

Abdel-Hady claimed that Youssri has been announcing statements without consulting anyone. He said he did not leave his position as the NCF’s spokesperson, adding that “no one can prove otherwise.”

He said he might file a lawsuit before the Turkish justice system against the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated channel Al-Sharq for running Youssri’s statement and for defaming him. He further added that the channel announced a false Ipsos report that ranked it among the top viewed channels.

Abdel Hady further claimed that Youssri offered him reconciliation and money on behalf of politician Ayman Nour, who fled Egypt following the 2013 ouster of Morsi and is said to reside in Turkey.

After Abdel-Hady refused the offer, Youssir and Nour began slandering him, according to the former’s statemet.

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