Bye Bye Muslim Brotherhood – Egypt Bans Organization

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This was one of several lawsuits making its way through the Egyptian legal system. But it has led to some definitive results.

A court in Cairo has banned “all activities” by the Muslim Brotherhood. The ruling on Monday applies to the group, its NGO and “any organisation derived from it,” judges said.

The court also ordered the interim government to seize the group’s funds and establish a panel to administer its frozen assets until any appeal had been heard.

A Brotherhood source told Ahram Online the verdict would be appealed within ten days.

On 2 September, Egypt’s State Commissioners Authority, a body that advises the government on legal issues, recommended the Brotherhood’s dissolution after claims circulated of its links to armed militias.

That is the real issue. NGOs in Egypt aren’t supposed to have their own private armies. The media is predictably refusing to report this aspect of the story.

Tellingly I have yet to see a single US mainstream media story discuss the verdict, the lawsuit or why the Brotherhood was banned. There are only stories about a ban padded out with quotes from Al Jazeera.

This isn’t the end of the Muslim Brotherhood but it will now have a lot more trouble operating as a political organization. Despite pressure from Obama Inc, the Egyptian authorities aren’t blinking and Syria has come around at the perfect time to divide Kerry’s attention.

Those Egyptians who committed themselves to stamping out the Brotherhood understood that they either had to go all the way or give up. That there was no middle ground.

  • Hass

    Good for them. Sunni Osama Obama can cuss as much as he likes.

  • Texas Patriot

    Egypt is banning the Muslim Brotherhood, but we’re not?

  • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

    This seems like what happened to the Welfare Party in Turkey. It was banned, but over time morphed into another movement, led by Erdogan, that resumed the push to sectarianism in the state, using stealth.

  • Omar

    Yes. At least Egypt has enough common sense to ban a totalitarian party and its dangerous agenda. Now if only we can completely ban the United Russia Party, the UN Security Council will be almost completely in Western hands. To do that, however, we need to create a Czarist Party in Russia. This Czarist Party will advocate for a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy with the Czar as the head of state and the prime minister as the head of the government who is also the head of the majority party in the Duma. The Russia I’m proposing will have very similar politics to that of the United Kingdom. Perhaps Jamie Glazov would be more than qualified to be the first Czar of the new constitutional monarchy of the Kingdom of Russia. And the owner of the Brooklyn Nets NBA team would be more than qualified to be elected as the country’s prime minister.

  • LDMack

    Good for you Egypt. It is nice to see you taking the lead to show us how it’s done since we don’t seem to be able to pull it off ourselves. We have a plaque of what you might call denialitis.

  • AdinaF

    The Muslim Brotherhood Mafia is certainly not dead and buried, but it is down and out – at least in Egypt! The fact of the matter is that the leader of the free world is totally behind them and THAT, dear folks, is the crux of the matter – - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/04/the-islamist-in-chief-lit-a-fuse-his-embrace-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-mafia-set-egypt-mid-east-alight-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

    Don’t dare believe that this is the end of their Islamic hegemony in the world’s most populous Arab nation. Not only that, but Islam reigns supreme throughout the Arab Muslim world and therein lies the danger!

    Adina kutnicki, Israel http://www.adinakutnicki.com

  • UCSPanther

    Good. If Egypt follows through, this totalitarian theocractic group will eventually share the same fate as the Nazi Party…

  • stone7

    Banning the muslim brotherhood amounts to banning islam.

    They don’t seem to realize it.