Egypt looks at dissolving Muslim Brotherhood

posted at 10:01 am on August 17, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

If they move ahead with this plan, it could wind up being big news. And not necessarily for the better.

Egyptian premier proposes dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and the government is studying the idea, a government spokesman said.

According to the health ministry, 173 people died on Friday in violence that erupted when security forces cracked down on Islamists protesting against the army’s removal of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi last month.

Beblawi had made the proposal to the minister of social affairs – the ministry responsible for licensing non-governmental organizations, spokesman Sherif Shawky said. “It is being studied currently,” he said.

The MB can’t be too terribly surprised at this turn of events, given how their legions of followers have been running around burning Christian churches and other assorted hijinks during their Day(s) of Rage. The provisional government / military rule has to be getting pretty uncomfortable behind closed doors, particularly when the US is talking about shutting down the cash faucet.

But everyone – both inside and outside of Egypt – will have to make sure they’re ready for what’s likely to come if this is the direction we’re going to go in. (Keeping in mind that it may well have been the only viable option all along.) The standard pitch for a very long time was that the path to bringing Islamist forces out of their terrorist training camps in the wild and into the mainstream of the modern era was to get them to buy into the political process. Unfortunately, while there may be a handful of self-identified leaders who are sticking to both Mursi and the idea of conquering at the ballot box, they haven’t managed to keep their followers from taking to the streets and fomenting violence.

But if they are summarily dissolved as an acknowledged political and/or governmental entity, that’s probably the Ah-ha moment serving as an excuse to go back to the good old, blunt force trauma way of doing business. Of course, as I implied above, I’m hard pressed to think of an example anywhere thus far that an approach of getting them to the table has paid off substantially. There simply may not be a path to peaceful victory here, and the MB isn’t Egypt’s only problem at this point by a long shot. It may wind up being best for all concerned if Egypt shuts them down in exchange for US considerations regarding continued financial – and potentially military – support.


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DarkCurrent on August 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Who polices crime?

OldEnglish on August 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM

DarkCurrent on August 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Who polices crime?

OldEnglish on August 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM

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canopfor on August 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Germany has banned the Nazi party so why shouldn’t Eqypt ban the Muslim Nazihood?

VorDaj on August 17, 2013 at 4:45 PM

The fallacy of calling the MB “Nazis” aside, tell me, should the US ban the Nazi Party, just because Germany did?

JohnGalt23 on August 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

canopfor on August 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM

G’day, canopfor. Yeah, perhaps you’re right – I am dreaming, but I shouldn’t be. Evil is evil – no matter its name.

OldEnglish on August 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

canopfor on August 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM

G’day, canopfor. Yeah, perhaps you’re right – I am dreaming, but I shouldn’t be. Evil is evil – no matter its name.

OldEnglish on August 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

OldEnglish:Evil is Evil eh,tru dat,and on dreaming,i kid,haha—:)

canopfor on August 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

canopfor on August 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

No worries, I know you well, but it was a great comeback :)

OldEnglish on August 17, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Wow so we’re back to the Mubarak years. This would be the worst possible thing he could do, because it would regress all the progress that’s been done ever since Mubarak was taken down. They did take some genuine steps towards democracy. If the MB are outlawed, that would disenfranchise maybe 30-40% of the population.

I don’t like the MB, but it won’t make them go away. They need to have a legal venue to try to pursue their goals. They’re too numerous to just ban. If they get outlawed it’s back to the pressure-cooker state. A few years from now Egypt will explode again.

AlexB on August 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM

I don’t like the MB, but it won’t make them go away. They need to have a legal venue to try to pursue their goals.

AlexB on August 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Their goals?

Sharia Law is their goal.

Theocratic terror forever.

Allowing people to pursue such a goal is suicidal.

And, to quote a learned Justice:

The Constitution is not a suicide pact.”

profitsbeard on August 18, 2013 at 2:23 AM

should the US ban the Nazi Party, just because Germany did?

JohnGalt23 on August 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

A question back at you.

What would the loss be to ban a gang of proven homicidal psychopaths?

We don’t need to ban them in the U.S. because the German Bund was never a real force here, and our recent homegrown swine who pose as “Nazis” are considered harmless prancing morons and pathetic, negligble loons.

But Germany lost millions of people thanks to this horde of maniacs.

And banning them is as reasonable to Germany as it once was in this country when a woman nicknamed Typhoid Mary was imprisoned to prevent her from cooking for unwitting families and spreading a fatal disease. She would not stop on her own when ordered and had to be coerced.

If Nazis here became as numerous as the Muslim Brotherhood is in Egypt, I’d be happy to ban them and, if they turned violent, to do what the Egyptian military now must do- crush them as a terrorist group and outlaw such thugs from openly marching for mass murder.

profitsbeard on August 18, 2013 at 2:37 AM

should the US ban the Nazi Party, just because Germany did?

JohnGalt23 on August 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

When white-power groups are possibly the most powerless organizations in the United States? No. Not by need…but maybe by precedent.

MelonCollie on August 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization that spawned OBL and Al Qaeda…a terrorist group that negotiated for/allowed the Cairo Embassy to be overrun on 9/11/12 as part of the Middle-East wide attacks on U.S. embassies that day.

Where all this ‘love’ and concern is suddenly coming from for these TERRORISTS I don’t know and can’t fathom. They made the highly oppressive, Anti-women Sha’ria law the law of the land in Egypt…they have burnt 12 Christian churches, destroyed their businesses, and killed many. The MB is a TERRORIST organization that, as Bush declared right after 9/11, must be wiped out and denied any safe haven in the world.

For all the ‘Mubarak-haters’, you curse him for being a ‘tyrant’, a dictator. He was not a ‘nice’ guy, he ruled with an iron fist, & his was no more a democracy than we can call our government one under the current Constitution/law violating administration we have now. He did, however, prevent Christians from being slaughtered & their churches burned. He did maintain peace between the factions & kept radical ideology in check. In case you haven’t noticed, Egypt ain’t the US, and our style of ‘Democracy’ doesn’t work everywhere…heck, it isn’t working here anymore because our own brand if radicals have taken over and are threatening our nation as our Founding Fathers created it. In Egypt’s case, the military stepped in to end that type of radical destruction of their country & are seeking to destroy the terrorists who would do so…for which I applaud them. (I am just wondering at what point – how bad are Americans willing to let it get here before WE throw our own nation-destrying radicals out of power.)

easyt65 on August 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

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