Analysis: Brotherhood Pandora’s Box opens in Rabaa 4th anniv



Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - 09:01 GMT


Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - 09:01 GMT

Hassan al-Banna among his supporters- File Photo

Hassan al-Banna among his supporters- File Photo

CAIRO – 15 August 2017: In the fourth anniversary of Rabaa Adawiya sit-in dispersal, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood leaders incite more violence and defy the Egyptians who protested against the Brotherhood rule in 2013 and toppled Mohamed Morsi.

The Pandora’s Box of the outlawed Brotherhood shall open and expose the group’s secrets in taking advantage of the poor and illiterates.

The poor are always victims of the terrorist organization of the Brotherhood. It has been always exploiting the needy people and deceiving them in the name of religion.

In March 1928, when Hassan al-Banna founded the Brotherhood in Ismailia, everyone stops at the harvest of his group, which ended up after 89 years from its inception as a terrorist movement that threatens the security of the Egyptian people and the state, in addition to the entire world’s security.

Hassan_al-Banna- Wikimedia Commons

But the task is greater than the recollection of the bloody history of the Muslim Brotherhood, because every passing year, since its founding, put on the necessities for observers to think about the total elimination of the cancer of political Islam that has spread in many countries of the world.

In the fourth anniversary of Rabaa Adawiya sit-in dispersal, the Brotherhood is regarded by many observers as the spiritual father of both political Islamic groups and terrorist organizations in the Arab, world that is facing a critical stage that makes its future open to all possibilities.

Brotherhood protesters - AFP

Brotherhood exploitation of poor and ignorant people

When Banna decided to establish the Brotherhood in Ismailia, he spread his idea among the illiterate and poor people whose knowledge is almost shallow. The first six members of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with Banna, were illiterate.

Islamic movements experts believe Banna’s choice to these six founders was tricky as they were not aware of the political and social atmosphere in Egypt. He meant not to seek membership of intellectual persons who would have questions that would ruin his idea.

‘Resistance,’ ‘British Occupation,’ ‘secularism,’ and Zionism were cloaks that the Brotherhood leaders have used since its emergence.

During the sit-ins of Rabaa Adawiya and Nahda in 2013, the Brotherhood leaders directed their grassroots to assemble and gather on a daily basis from all governorates, remote or near to the Great Cairo.

The Brotherhood scarified its young generations during the clashes with the security forces, leaving martyrdom of 17 innocent souls; policemen and civilians.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s history can tell many stories proving their leadership’s exploitation of the poor, needy, youth and even children.

The Brotherhood incited children and women to create human chains along highway routes nationwide, on allegations those chains were peaceful, while they blocked many roads and destabilized the nation’s order.

brotherhood children chain - File Photo

During the parliamentary and presidential elections that the Brotherhood won in 2012-2013, they relied on so-called electoral bribes. The Brotherhood members launched a “knocking doors” campaign and presented food supplies to the poor people in exchange for their electoral votes to the Brotherhood candidates.

“Oil and Sugar” was the popular bribe during the Muslim Brotherhood electoral campaigns.

Brotherhood internal disputes

In the light of storming internal disputes between the old generation and young generation, and the successive defeats the Brotherhood in Egypt was exposed to, the withdrawal of some of the international organization’s branches of the mother group is observed such as the Tunisian, Palestinian and Sudanese Brotherhood branches that cut ties with the mother Brotherhood in Egypt.

Experts and followers felt that the great political balance obtained by the group since its inception was vanished and did not leave but a cancer that has spread from the upstream state to branches in 52 countries, including 22 Arab countries, 13 European countries and eight Asian and five African, in addition to its presence in North America and three countries of South America.

Brotherhood senior leaders - File Photo

Many agreed that the Brotherhood is now facing a structural crisis linked to its survival or its continuation, because of the collapse of its power center in the upstream state in Egypt after the severe storms that it faced in recent years, either from the systems and communities or from within the organization itself after the intensification of conflicts and divisions and then defections.

It is known that the Muslim Brotherhood is based in Egypt and has many branches associated with it, and that it is made up of ‘guidance office’ in Egypt, which is the highest executive body of the group, followed by the Shura Council, which supervises the office, as well as an international guidance office ‘the Supreme executive body’ of the group, or the so-called in media, ‘the international organization.’

Brotherhood structural crisis and poor deception

Since the inception the Muslim Brotherhood, it was based on three basic principles; the first is “hearing and obedience” of its members, and the second is “the game of common interests” where members are asked to cooperate with whoever they have common interests with at a certain moment; be it friend or foe, or even Satan, according to the Brotherhood literature and writings.

Brotherhood Fighters during the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 - File Photo

In the Egyptian history, this happened with King Farouk, Mostafa al-Nahas and the Nuqrashi Pasha prior to the 1952 revolution, and in the time of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, through President Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, and the end was with Mohamed Hussein Tantawi during the transitional rule in Egypt after January 25 revolution where the Brotherhood allied, in all these stages, with whoever seemed like Satan.

The third principle, according to the Brotherhood literature, is prohibition of criticizing the Brotherhood and its figures. Early in 2012, their leadership dismissed dozens of its young members who criticized the Brotherhood's strategy at that time.

Regional Muslim Brotherhood branches cut ties with Egypt’s mother Brotherhood

Political analysts believe that the Brotherhood’s embracing to those principles revealed their bad face in several political events since the foundation of the group, and was the cause of their plight over the years, and therefore, they were banned in many countries. That is why the Brotherhood in Egypt disbanded several times, either by the judiciary or ruling authority starting from 1948 through the crisis of 1954, until the Egyptian government considered it a "terrorist group" in December 2013.

Some Gulf Arab states also sensed the danger of the Brotherhood and accused some of its leaders of trying to seize power, and issued against its members varying provisions, hence the group is no longer having a visible presence in a number of Gulf states currently.

Egypt was not the only county to ban the Muslim Brotherhood; the United Arab Emirates took strict procedures against them, and the Saudi authorities put the Brotherhood on the list of terrorist groups in March 2014. As for the Sultanate of Oman, their Brotherhood, which was founded at the end of the seventies, faced in the nineties of the last century accusations of establishing a secret anti-state organ, that is why some of its members were sentenced to death and some others went to prison, before the group turned into an ideological current.

In Algeria, the movement of Peace Society, founded in 1990, the most affected by the Muslim Brotherhood, has seen several splits, also numerous splits and ideological differences hit the group in Sudan, which was founded in the fifties of the last century, and which has seen several leaders, last of them is Ali Gaweesh.

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