The Brother­hood’s Thirst for Power

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL -

When peo­ple who are thirsty and look­ing for a drop of wa­ter in a vast and dry desert reach a sea or smaller body of wa­ter, they throw them­selves into the sea in­stead of drink­ing from it. Out of thirst and des­per­a­tion, they did not con­sider the fact that they don't know how to swim. So in­stead of ben­e­fit­ting from fi­nally reach­ing wa­ter, they die in the vain at­tempt. This metaphor has been im­ple­mented by the Mus­lim Brother­hood of Egypt.

Who­ever reads the his­tory of the Mus­lim Brother­hood in Egypt will un­der­stand that the Brother­hood is just like the thirsty man in the desert- hav­ing al­ways been oc­cu­py­ing pris­ons and be- ing beaten and re­strained by Egyp­tian au­thor­i­ties. It's true that the Brother­hood, un­der un­bear­able pres­sure put on them, im­mersed them­selves into the sweets of op­por­tu­nity they had in front of them, but this time, the sweet's of power in Egypt seems to be a dream come true, but a re­al­ity that will prob­a­bly lead to an in­evitable death due to the Brother­hood's thirst for power.

The Brother­hood has been the source of in­spi­ra­tion to many Arab-Is­lamic move­ments, Qutb's books be­ing seen as a phi­los­o­phy and doc­trine to po­lit­i­cal Is­lam, but the ex­pe­ri­ence of the rul­ing in Egypt may re­v­erse many peo­ple's opin­ions re­volv­ing the Brother- hood, be­cause dur­ing the past years, nei­ther Is­lamic eco­nom­i­cal phi­los­o­phy is im­ple­mented, nor nonex­treme doc­trine, nei­ther Shura be­liefs and gen­er­al­iza­tion, nor break­ing the pris­ons and judg­ing po­lice and chang­ing army au­thor­ity, which were im­pris­on­ing and judg­ing Brother­hood in the past.

Muham­mad Mursi and Brother­hood want to have con­trol over the po­lit­i­cal power in Egypt by con­trol­ling the courts and judgesthat's why the op­pos­ing par­ties, Amer­ica and the West, think that Brother­hood wants to move into a cru­cial war in the field of courts and judges. Re­cently, the Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent and Is­lamic par­ties wanted to im­pose a de­ci­sion re­gard­ing re­forms in ju­di­cial sys­tem, which leads to dis­missal of 300 judges un­der the name of cleans­ing courts from re­main­ders of Husni Mubarak's regime and in­tel­li­gence agents who are still in re­la­tion with se­cu­rity cen­ters.

At the same time, the op­po­si­tion of cur­rent Egyp­tian regime are, frankly, stat­ing that, "the Jan­uary Rev­o­lu­tion has been stolen", mean­ing that its pre­vi­ous aim has shifted, and what's go­ing on now is back­ing to the same sys­tem of gov­ern­ing which Mubarak was adopt­ing. More­over, the Brother­hood is in hurry to take power and con­trol im­por­tant as­pects of power. They use po­lice and army for op­press­ing the op­po­si­tion, as the for­mer regime did. They are thirsty for power.

Egypt has is­sues per­tained to the econ­omy, free­dom of speech and the me­dia. Mursi couldn't pass elec­tion laws in court. He dis­missed the At­tor­ney Gen­eral, but he re­turned to his post. It seems that he will not suc­ceed fight­ing against judges when he wants to re­place them with peo­ple loyal to him so they will sub­mit to his own will.

A thirst for power may not be able to suc­ceed in the dis­putes and changes that is cur­rently be­ing un­der­gone by sev­eral re­gions. The Mus­lim Brother­hood wants to run in Egypt as an in­ex­pe­ri­enced po­lit­i­cal power, which may lead to a catas­tro­phe to Egypt. In­stead of elim­i­nat­ing po­lice power that are be­ing used for op­press­ing the op­po­si­tion, it wants to use the power for ac­cus­ing its op­po­nents. They use the same slo­gans of 'anti-na­tional Is­rael's , cor­rupted peo­ple, and the sus­pected men of for­mer regime and sabo­teurs', also vi­o­lat­ing women's rights and re­strict­ing cer­tain free­doms. These are all in­di­ca­tions that the Mus­lim Brother­hood may kill them­selves be­cause of their thirst for power, and in­stead of drink­ing it, they want to throw them­selves into the sea of power.

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