The crisis is still escalating within the Brotherhood, after all peace initiatives between the Muslim Brotherhood have failed Disputing parties within the groupSpecifically, between the two fronts of Istanbul led by Mahmoud Hussein, the former Secretary-General of the group, and the London front led by Ibrahim Munir, the acting guide.
Yesterday, Thursday, Talaat Fahmy, the official spokesman for the Hussein Front, announced the confirmation of the Front’s and the General Shura Council’s decision to dismiss and relieve Munir from his position, and informed him of this, declaring the Front’s rejection of the decision to appoint Osama Suleiman as an official spokesman, and stressing that the Shura Council, which is run by Hussein, is the supreme body entrusted with it. Community management.
Fahmy revealed that the Shura Council was officially convened recently And he took a decision to relieve Ibrahim Mounir from his postInforming him of the council’s decisions and the percentages of those who approved, opposed, and abstained from the decision.
The group’s spokesman said that the decision to withdraw confidence and relieve the deputy guide of his duties from the authority of the General Shura Council, because he is the one who elects the guide and the Guidance Office, and he has the right to terminate the membership of any of them, in addition to the assignment of Ibrahim Munir to the position of the guide’s role, and then the council decided Withdraw this assignment and this is his right.
Fahmy revealed that Mahmoud Hussein was not the one who submitted to the council a request to exempt Munir, but was submitted by other members of the council, and the council discussed this and agreed with the majority, adding that the Shura Council meets periodically and manages the affairs of the group and takes decisions by passing, after consulting and asking all members of the General Shura inside and outside.
Sources revealed to Al-Arabiya.net that Hussein’s front had canceled a press conference it had planned to hold in a hotel in Istanbul a few days ago to officially announce the dismissal of Munir and the appointment of a replacement for him, on instructions from the Turkish authorities, and also confirmed that initiatives for reconciliation between the two fronts are mediated by leaders of the Union of Scholars. The Muslims founded by Yusuf al-Qaradawi took place during the past few days and all failed.
The sources revealed that the reconciliation initiatives included maintaining the privileges allocated to Mahmoud Hussein and his front members, including keeping the group’s residential building located in the Fatih district of Istanbul in his name after he seized it and transferred its ownership to him, as well as the two cars allocated to him and the car he bought for his son with $100,000 of funds. The group, while recognizing Munir’s decisions, and preserving the group’s entity, which Hussein refused, especially since Munir demanded in return the handover of the Turkey office and the group’s investments in it, which are actually supervised and managed by Brotherhood leader Medhat al-Haddad, a member of Hussein’s front.
The Hussain Front refused to hand over the organization’s “Watan” TV channel, which broadcasts from Istanbul to Jabhat Munir, as well as the “Brotherhood Online” website, the group’s official website, which is supervised by Talaat Fahmy, the media spokesman, and some other media platforms. It also refused to hand over the management of the group’s subsidiaries in Africa and Somalia. Land, real estate companies, lands, a group of schools and hospitals in the name of the group in North African countries, as well as the file of detainees in Egypt and the expenses of their families, as well as study expenses for students affiliated with the Brotherhood in universities in Malaysia, Turkey and Turkish Cyprus.
The leaders of the two conflicting fronts had exchanged accusations and abusive publications and questioned their affiliations and loyalties, after disputes erupted between them following Munir’s decisions to dissolve the group’s administrative office and the Shura Council, and to postpone the country’s elections that were scheduled to take place last July, for a period of 6 months.
Disagreements intensified after the elections of the office in Turkey recently, which witnessed many challenges to their results and procedures, and the failure of Mahmoud Hussein’s group to recognize them, which prompted Munir to take decisions to refer the six leaders of Hussein’s front for investigation and dismissal, and Hussein’s front responded by taking a decision to isolate Munir and the group split on two fronts.