The Brotherhood’s Thirst for Power
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.