The UAE and the Muslim Brotherhood are currently fighting because the Brotherhood, much like Pinky and the Brain, had a one-track mind and the UAE didn’t particularly want to be taken over.
So while Qatar has become the Brotherhood’s sugar daddy, financing their takeover of Egypt, Syria and Libya, the UAE has been fighting the Muslim Brotherhood and some interesting tidbits have come spilling out.
A defector has exposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign to dominate the Gulf.
Tharwat Al Kherbawy told a conference in Abu Dhabi that the Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt, was infiltrating Western and Arab states by recruiting their Muslim citizens. Al Kherbawy said the Brotherhood established secret societies in more than 80 countries, with recruits pledged to violence.
“They are taught to regard the movement as their home and that standing to the national anthem of their country is polytheism.”
It’s a nice combination of Islamism and Communism.
Al Kherbawy said the Brotherhood recruits teenagers in a ceremony in which they kneel before a masked member and take a vow over a gun and Koran. He said the recruit, whose progress is monitored, is warned that any violation of orders means death. The movement has been cautious in promoting members in an effort to protect the Brotherhood from infiltration by intelligence services.
“It does not believe in the sovereignty of the state,” UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said.
Al Kherbawy said the Brotherhood presence in any country consists of three units. They included a unit comprised of local residents, a secret Egyptian cell, and what Al Kherbawy termed an international group that reports to superiors in the American city of New York.
That last part is interesting.
Arab organizations can’t escape the inevitable chauvinism, with Arab members being privileged over other Muslims, and Arabs from the home country being privileged over other Arab members.
So we have an outer Brotherhood composed of locals. In the United States that might be African-Americans or a random scattering of immigrant Muslims, who think that they are the real Brotherhood. And then the middle Brotherhood is an international group with an apparent HQ in New York that likely controls talking points and overall policy. And then there is the Egyptian inner Brotherhood, whose members are the ones truly in control.