The policy of the Muslim Brotherhood and Anis Mansour

Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna as a social movement seeking to re-establish Islam in Egypt. His beliefs were widely disseminated in Egypt and other countries. However, several reports claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood carried out terrorist acts against people. The group also justified terrorist acts and violence.

The Brotherhood’s media personality, Anis Mansour, openly blackmailed and criticised various countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He called on Saudi Arabia to make way for the Houthis to invade the border. The Kingdom has already banned the Muslim Brotherhood on their territory.

Mansour always justified the actions of the Islah party (the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). However, he established his name among those of the nation’s key cultural figures. He also praised the revolutionary youth who marched to Tahrir Square demanding freedom.

Many people blamed Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist religious group, for encouraging attacks on women in Egypt. Youth revolutionary movements, women’s NGOs and coalitions also criticised the Muslim Brotherhood for not making streets safe for women and young girls.

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In the human rights review of Egypt at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2019, the head of the National Council for Women said that under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, women faced discrimination in the country. Reportedly, the group criticised women for their dress and aspirations.

A few branches of the Muslim Brotherhood—Hamas and Liwa al-Thawra—have already been designated as terrorist organisations.

Earlier, various organisations accused Anis Mansour of having ties with the Islah party and inciting violence against various forces. However, Mansour’s popularity continued to grow.

Recently, Turkey classified TV presenters and journalists belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood as “terrorists” for attempting to incite violence in Egypt. Turkey said that they pose a threat to public security. Turkish authorities also arrested 34 members of the Muslim Brotherhood for running accounts and pages on social media with the intention to incite riots in Egypt.

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Raven Ruma is a professional journalist with a keen eye on domestic and foreign situations. His favorite pastime is to keep the public informed about the current situation through his pen and he is fulfilling this responsibility through the platform of Arab News.

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