The rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood infamously known “Ikhwanis” in Egypt


by Khaled Hamoud Alshareef

The Muslim Brotherhood maybe a very capable secret society of deceptive and shady characters but they lack the ability to govern…

Mohammed Morsi former Egyptian president, died unexpectedly during a trial in June 2019. He was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an early 20th century cult of Islamist fanatics that rose to power in 2011.

The Egyptian MB—the main leadership of the MB failure started as soon as they assumed power, the ideological hollowness and opportunism destroyed the MB claims to a legitimate, democratic and functional government the MB structural deficits led it to be widely distrusted.

The MB failure to transform electoral victories into sustainable political control effectively stemmed from the exclusivity of its governing methodology that lacked competence and experience eventually leading to the ending the possibility of MB domination of the political scene.

Under the rule of the MB, the arrest of journalists increased and journalists and television broadcasters were put on mock trials in the early months of Muhammad Morsi’s rule, on charges of insulting and slandering Morsi and the MB in what seemed a return to the statuesque.

Egyptians protesting against Morsi for arresting journalists. (File Photo)

The MB were eager to clearout the political scene moved toward political scene of any competition seeking a utilitarian domination of the country , that resulted in the MB making a series of tactical mistakes in the process, while rushing to make personal gains.

The MB failed to either appease or successfully confront institutional power bases, and, believing its electoral victory to be an irreversible popular mandate, it was not welling to make the concessions necessary to build bridges with the crucial non Islamist power players.

The Brotherhood waged an unwinnable battle, driven more by ideological zealousy and delusions of grandeur than by a realistic assessment of the political environment.

From early 2011 to the middle of 2013, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood failed to run a proper government, debt imploded, inflation reached critical levels, basic services were failing rapidly and the economy was on the verge of collapse, the MB failed the people who took to the streets.

The Brotherhood in Egypt were so consumed in personal and political gain that they failed to see the tables turning on them and the Egyptian people were not welling to make past mistakes and the MB were swiftly ousted after gravelly damaging the country on multiple levels.

The Muslim Brotherhood maybe a very capable secret society of deceptive and shady characters but they lack the ability to govern and they lack the ability to work with others.

A dark chapter was closed and Egypt was given another chance to rise from the MBs blunder ridden rule.

Khaled Homoud Alshareef holds PhD in Business and he earned Masters in Philosophy. He regularly tweets under @0khalodi0.

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