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Concerns Mount as Tensions Rise among Muslim Brotherhood Leaders

Concerns Mount as Tensions Rise among Muslim Brotherhood Leaders

Tuesday, 12 October, 2021 - 06:15
Muslim Brotherhood members on trial in Egypt (AFP)

Muslim Brotherhood youth are concerned over the organization's future after tensions rose between the leaders living abroad.

Conflicts increased within the organization after the acting General Guide in Egypt, Ibrahim Mounir, decided to dismiss the former Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein and several other leaders.

Mounir also referred the dismissed leader for investigation.

A researcher in fundamentalist movements in Egypt, Amr Abdel Moneim, said that the recent period had witnessed divisions between Mounir and Hussein's office, referred to as the "old office" and the "new office" of Mohammad Sharaf.

Abdel Moneim told Asharq Al-Awsat that controversy erupted in Turkey's office after Mounir's office dismissed Hussein's office and approved the new elections.

He explained that the administrative office in Turkey is important and receives financial aid of about $1,700,000 per month.

Abdel Moneim suggested that major disagreements erupted within the youth group after the young members abroad broke their silence and accused the leaders of both offices of creating chaos, failing the Shura council, disrupting administrative regulations for organizing, and siding with one group against another.

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