Why we banned the Brother­hood ?

The Pak Banker - - OPINION - Dr Salem Hu­maid

THIS is a ques­tion which has en­gaged pub­lic opin­ion for some time, be­cause of the at­tempt of the pseudo-Mus­lim Brother­hood to tar­get the United Arab Emi­rates by fabri­cat­ing a lot of rea­sons that were un­re­lated to the sit­u­a­tion in the Emi­rates and to the na­ture of its struc­ture, nor even to its style of life.

Among the many faults closely as­so­ci­ated with the Brother­hood or­gan­i­sa­tion was that it re­quires its mem­bers, es­pe­cially those in­volved in the in­for­ma­tion me­dia, to at­tack cer­tain coun­tries about which they do not know more than what is be­ing cir­cu­lated ver­bally or in writ­ing, and which they had not vis­ited, nor did they know any­thing about the na­ture and form of life in it. All they knew about it was the pic­ture, which the or­gan­i­sa­tion wanted them to know and through the lens the group wanted them to see through.

This short­com­ing was ob­vi­ous in the demon­stra­tion that was led by the or­gan­i­sa­tion in front of the United Na­tions build­ing in Geneva. The cam­era of one Emi­rati cit­i­zen, ex­posed in an in­ter­view with them, that the demon­stra­tors did not know the ge­o­graph­i­cal lo­ca­tion of the Emi­rates, and that none of the demon­stra­tors had ever vis­ited the Emi­rates, nor had any knowl­edge about its prob­lems. One of the demon­stra­tors ad­mit­ted that they be­longed to the group of Arabs who had been re­jected by their na­tional com­mu­ni­ties and who had to emi- grate and suf­fer through the hard­ships of liv­ing in dif­fer­ent ge­o­graph­i­cal set­tings. They ad­mit­ted that un­em­ploy­ment and lack of job op­por­tu­nity made them grasp such demon­stra­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties, which do not re­quire more than mem­o­ris­ing some slo­gans and shout­ing them in front of the site.

The pseudo-Is­lamic Brother­hood had re­cently in­ten­si­fied its at­tack against the Emi­rates. The method this time was the abuse of or­gan­i­sa­tions op­er­at­ing un­der the cover of de­fend­ing hu­man rights. The role of th­ese or­gan­i­sa­tions had been ex­posed in ar­eas of con­flict and wars in var­i­ous parts of the world. Many gov­ern­ments had kicked th­ese groups out of their coun­tries. Due to the role of th­ese groups, the world wit­nessed the big­gest defama­tion cam­paign against hu­man rights. Mus­lim Brother­hood or­gan­i­sa­tion has ex­celled in es­tab­lish­ing 'le­gal­is­tic' or­gan­i­sa­tions. In­side the coun­tries where the Brother­hood or­gan­i­sa­tion ex­ists, we no­tice that it de­pends for its se­cre­tive and pub­lic ex­is­tence upon the es­tab­lish­ment of var­i­ous pup­pet or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The in­ter­nal af­fairs of a coun­try are not the only at­trac­tion to the at­ten­tion of the Brother­hood in set­ting up or­gan­i­sa­tions. The out­side world has been of greater in­ter­est for the Brothers. The im­por­tance of ex­ter­nal or­gan­i­sa­tions lies in the ease of their cover up un­der a guise dif­fer­ent from that of the Brother­hood, and in their ex­ten­sive free­dom to move in all parts of the world, tak­ing ad­van­tage of weak su­per­vi­sion over them, and of their abil­ity to eas­ily for­mu­late a pub­lic opin­ion to put pres­sure upon the coun­tries in which they op­er­ate.

The var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions set up by the Brother­hood are usu­ally cre­ated to serve sev­eral pur­poses. The most im­por­tant of th­ese pur­poses is to be­come a per­ma­nent source of col­lect­ing do­na­tions and send­ing the pro­ceeds to the cen­tral or­gan­i­sa­tion on whose throne sits the Supreme Guide aided by a group that ben­e­fits from his pres­ence and the ex­is­tence of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion. In that money col­lect­ing process, they force the or­gan­i­sa­tions and so­ci­eties to tell lies to gain the sup­port of bene­fac­tors and sup­port­ers. That in­cludes the mis­use of Za­kat (alms) de­creed by Is­lam, and of char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions to those in need. Money is col­lected un­der th­ese re­li­gious guises to be used for pur­poses other than those meant by the donors.

The sec­ond rea­son for set­ting up such or­gan­i­sa­tions is man­i­fested in at­tract­ing peo­ple to join the Brother­hood. In this ef­fort preach­ers are sup­ported with a va­ri­ety of weapons in­clud­ing re­li­gious (fat­was) dic­tates, which might be con­tra­dict­ing each other. The world had seen sev­eral of th­ese con­tra­dict­ing procla­ma­tions. Al Garadawi, for ex­am­ple, had de­creed that the ci­ti­zens might de­nounce their rulers. That de­cree was made be­fore the Mus­lim Brothers took over the reins of power in Egypt. He de­creed af­ter the Brothers sat on the Egyp­tian throne that the ruler must be obeyed even if he (the ruler) is un­just. The third rea­son for the es­tab­lish­ment of Brother­hood or­gan­i­sa­tions is they use pres­sure tac­tics against the coun­tries tar­geted by the Brothers when­ever they want. In serv­ing this pur­pose, the pro-Brother­hood or­gan­i­sa­tions es­tab­lish a va­ri­ety of re­la­tions with other groups. That might ex­tend some­times to part­ner­ship with non-Brother­hood groups, even if their ide­ol­ogy is con­trary to that of the Brothers. The pur­pose of such in­ti­macy is to put tar­geted coun­tries un­der siege. In spite of the great achieve­ments of the Emi­rates in var­i­ous fields, at the top of which is hu­man rights, to the de­gree that many in­de­pen­dent quar­ters had de­creed that the United Arab Emi­rates is at the top of na­tions where ci­ti­zens and res­i­dents en­joy a high stan­dard of liv­ing.

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