Con­flict­ing state­ments

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Ah­mad Al-Sar­raf

When I re­view the names of those who had a role in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Move­ment in my mem­ory, over the past half cen­tury, es­pe­cially those who were fi­nan­cially sim­ple, I find that most of them, if not all, had achieved a com­fort­able fi­nan­cial sta­tus, while a well-known mi­nor­ity had made a good for­tune, that is apart from what they have achieved in fame be­sides the so­cial, po­lit­i­cal and fam­ily sta­tus.

De­spite the re­li­gious at­tributes, mem­bers of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood are try­ing hard to cover them­selves; they were al­ways closer to be­ing prag­matic and op­por­tunists than be­ing re­li­gious. Be­ing in pol­i­tics re­quires them to be op­por­tunists es­pe­cially that the amount of ma­te­rial and moral temp­ta­tions, par­tic­u­larly in the oil coun­tries, makes ex­trem­ism, re­li­gious com­mit­ment and trust wor­thi­ness some­thing laugh­able. So there is no harm at all, as their doc­trines al­lows them to have some lies and hypocrisy, be­cause it will have more ben­e­fit than harm.

So it is not strange to hear opin­ions or see con­tra­dict­ing stands by the same peo­ple dur­ing rel­a­tively short pe­ri­ods, with­out those in­volved feel­ing any shame or re­gret, as this is their habit and so it will re­main. Dur­ing the Arab Me­dia Fo­rum, in the pres­ence of our col­league Madhi Al-Khamees, a leader in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood said: “I con­firm for the 1000th time, and I will keep con­firm­ing that we in Kuwait were no longer Mus­lim Broth­er­hood mem­bers since the Iraqi In­va­sion in 1990, and there is no Mus­lim Broth­er­hood or­ga­ni­za­tion in Kuwait. I am not part of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, rather I am part of the Is­lamic Con­sti­tu­tional Move­ment (ICM).”

Then dur­ing a meet­ing few years later, the same per­son said, “Our ad­ver­saries do not have any ad­ver­sary other than us, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood fac­tion, or the Is­lamic Con­sti­tu­tional Move­ment. Their main con­cern be­came the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, bear­ing in mind that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood does not have any am­bi­tion in power in the en­tire Gulf. Sad­dam asked us dur­ing the in­va­sion to ‘rule’ Kuwait, but we re­fused.”

Then dur­ing an in­ter­view by Ah­mad Al-Fadhly on Al-Adalah TV chan­nel, a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood mem­ber, who is also a ma­jor busi­ness­man, said in an an­swer about the truth about Sad­dam de­mand­ing the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood to gov­ern Kuwait: “No, it did not hap­pen at all, not from me or any other, nor any­one in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. This is not true, and I chal­lenge any­one who says other­wise. This is un­true!”

We leave it to the reader to look into these con­tra­dict­ing and dan­ger­ous state­ments at the same time. We thank the cre­ator of YouTube who al­lowed us to keep the state­ments of those peo­ple in­tact so it can be a tes­ti­mony, and the links can be sent to any­one who doubts the ac­cu­racy of what we men­tioned in this ar­ti­cle. —Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

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