The end of the Muslim Brotherhood, it seems, is very near. Death is knocking on the radical transnational, near-clandestine organisation’s doors. Founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood’s self-stated aim is the establishment of a state ruled by Sharia law–its most famous slogan worldwide being: “Islam is the solution”. The Muslim Brotherhood is indeed transnational, and as an end goal, wishes to establish radical Sharia and Islamic law over a vast state, or perhaps, even the whole world. Until then, however, its aim is to gain control over Egypt, but it has been losing out humiliatingly on that front, and now, Cairo has just pushed the organisation into its grave.
According to the Middle East Monitor, the Egyptian government has started implementing a law stipulating the dismissal of Muslim Brotherhood members from public and private positions. On 12 July, the Egyptian Parliament approved legal amendments expanding the government’s ability to fire civil servants with suspected links to terrorist groups without prior disciplinary action, referring to Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. The measure was described as a campaign to “purify” government bodies of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt classifies as a terrorist group.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s Supreme Council for Universities, including Al-Azhar University, has requested lists of names of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. The MI Monitor report added that the council had confirmed that Egyptian universities are seeking to dismiss those loyal to the “terrorist” groups and organisations and that such institutions would seek the help of Egypt’s security services to identify the civil servants with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
In Tunisia, meanwhile, a rather pro-Muslim Brotherhood government has practically been thrown out of power by the President, who has the backing of the country’s masses. President Kais Saied announced Sunday the suspension of Tunisia’s parliament and dismissal of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, following a day of protests against the ruling Islamist Ennahdha party. The move garnered tremendous support and applause from the Arab world, with countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt celebrating on social media the ousting of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood government in Tunisia.
The Brotherhood is considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Reported by TFI recently, Austria became the first European country to officially outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood’s operations. This goes on to show an increasingly tougher stance against the growing phenomena of political Islam.
The Austrian National Assembly enacted a bill last week that targets ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities. Released terror suspects will be tracked using electronic ankle bracelets, and imams who perform religious services in the Austria will be obliged to register with the government under the new law. According to the most recent legislation, authorities now have the power to bar people from being in close proximity to an environment that contributed to their radicalization. Companies and institutions must submit and review their accounting records to ensure that they comply with a ban on domestic extremist financing. Citizenship can be taken away from dual citizens, and convicted felons can lose their driver’s licences.
Therefore, the world is increasingly realising the threat posed to freedom and democracy by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi-led Arab world is also pushing countries to take action against the fundamentalist organisation. Now, the end of the Muslim Brotherhood seems inevitable.