MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD APOLOGISES TO EGYPTIANS
Cairo, 4 Rajab 1436/23 April 2015 (MINA) –The head of the Muslim Brotherhood Bureau in Exile, Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, yesterday issued an apology to the Egyptian people after admitting that his organisation made a “mistake”.
Speaking to Ahmed Mansour on Al-Jazeera, Abdul-Rahman said that Brotherhood leaders have already started a “radical review” of the group’s charter after “we have committed a mistake taking the reformation pathway.”
In his first TV debut, Abdul-Rahman said that 11 members in exile have been elected to run the organisation; former Egyptian Planning Minister Amro Darraj holds the political dossier, while former Morsi aide Yahya Hamid holds that on external relations, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Previously, the group announced that it had already started the reformation process, including the formation of the new bureau in exile. The bureau is entitled to run anti-coup activities in Egypt, as well as to run the Brotherhoods’ affairs in exile.
Official Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Montaser previously tweeted that “an administrative bureau for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in exile was formed and headed by Dr Ahmed Abdul-Rahman.”
This measure came just ten days after an official statement published by the group on its website noting that “extensive efforts were being exerted to reform Muslim Brotherhood’s institutions, committees and tools in order to match the current needs of the revolution.”
Ahmed Abdul-Rahman was the chief of the group in Al-Fayoum and member of the group’s Shura Council before he was chosen to be a senior member of the Freedom and Justice Party, which was dissolved after the July 2013 coup.
The Muslim Brotherhood bureau, which was elected in November and December 2014, has decided to form an administrational bureau to help the main bureau managing the current crisis. (T/P002/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)