AFTER 90 years since the inception of Arab political parties and factions, irrespective of their affiliations and directions, especially the Muslim Brotherhood group, it was understood through experiments that anything these factions adopted and marketed to the masses have resulted in catastrophic outcomes.
The outcomes these groups brought to their countries were more chaos, and economic, labor and political backwardness, especially in the countries where these groups managed to reach to power through either military coups or organized takeover of the authorities of leaders. In the past four decades, we had seen the clearest example of such an outcome through the methods used by the Muslim Brotherhood group to gradually usurp power especially in Egypt.
In the 1970s, the habit of distributing titles to leaders became common and these titles were coated with religious scent that stimulated the feelings of the officials and the public. For instance, titles like “the entrusted president”, “Allah-fearing official”, “pious leader” and “father of mercy” among others which congested the religious groups that strive for power.
The Muslim Brotherhood group overused these titles with the objective of getting close to leaders and flattering them with words. For example, whenever a decision was taken in line with their interests, they would describe that decision as “charitable work that will reflect itself in the good deeds of that leader on the Day of Judgment”, among many other flatteries.
Unfortunately, some leaders fell for such flatteries, rendering them to keep the members of such groups close until those leaders ended up becoming captives of the groups, under the faith that these flatteries are coming from pious people who seek to please Allah and take them to paradise. However, in reality, they were mere devilish testimonies that led to destruction.
This is what happened in Egypt when the state opened the way for them to practice politics publicly. They intensified the tone of glorifying the leader every time a decision was taken in their interest. At the same time they rushed to recommend their members and followers for taking up state positions. However, when they encountered difficulties in the endeavors to achieve their objectives, they would change and start hurling accusations of corruption, bribery and looting of public funds on those who are against them. This “group” regarded itself as the guardian of Islamic groups.
It cemented the concept of political exploitation and blackmail which were coated with slogans of establishing justice, under the belief that they are the only ones who possess such abilities. If they failed, they turned to use the weapon of rumors and misleading, especially in cases concerning corruption, bribery and looting of the public funds. It is known that, when public control and oversight bodies in Third World countries underperform, rumors find their way easily in such an environment into the minds of people until the latter end up believing them.
That is why the rumors spread by the Muslim Brotherhood group were received and believed by many. At the same time, they were using religious slogans to hide their transgressions including looting of public funds. This went on until 2012, when they put Mohammad Morsi as their paper leader. The actual leader was in the office of “idiots” to which members pounced on and shared every economic and influential domain in Egypt.
At that period of time, they were fabricating news about the illegally-earned wealth of President Hosni Mubarak and his family, claiming that his wealth had reached $70 billion US dollars, in addition to everyone who assumed position in the government. However, investigations eventually proved that all their claims were false. This group attempted to apply here in Kuwait whatever happened in Egypt. They applied the same scenario after infiltrating and dominating the state establishments, domains and sectors. Before that, they strived behind the curtains to cement Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait.
After liberation, they started telling people that it was their speech and sermons in the mosques that contributed to the liberation of this country. They portrayed themselves as the ones who stood firm in the face of the invaders and resisted invasion. Even though their deceptions were uncovered later on, they were still able to maintain their influence in the state. When the so-called “Arab Spring” emerged, they threatened to import to Kuwait the “changes” that were happening in various Arab cities. However, the people of Kuwait were aware of what was being cooked under them. They realized than the paradise this group was The experiment of the “Muslim Brotherhood group” in Egypt and Kuwait and in several Arab countries is a historic lesson that everyone should not forget regardless of the allurement or the circumstances especially in Kuwait, where we have experienced a time when they tried to swoop off the rule.
Therefore, we wish we do not experience all this again under the ongoing pretexts of reconciliation and advocating for them, so that the “Brotherhood” does not return from the window after Kuwaitis had chased them away through the door.promising them was nothing more that Hell which will bring disasters. Those who were ready to sell Kuwait to Saddam Hussein in 1990 in exchange for some dollars would never hesitate to do so again if the right opportunity falls into their hands. Fortunately, on June 30, 2013, Egyptians managed to salvage their country from the savage mouth of “Brotherhood”. In Kuwait, through the wisdom of His Highness the Amir and with the support of the Kuwaitis who rallied behind his captainship of this country using the historic decisions he took, the path of those with evil intentions was blocked.
At the same time, those decisions revived the political spirit of the country. It is unfortunate that the same group has returned with its effort to achieve their goals, especially after their return to the parliament from where they commenced their old habits of promising people paradise while blackmailing leaders, and crippling the government and the parliament at the same time. All this is being done in the name of establishing justice and benefiting the country and its people. However, in reality, everything they are doing is for the interest of the group. This is unfortunately weakening the country. Their use of constitutional accountability is their famous trait; they use it whenever their interests hit a wall with any particular official.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times