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Muslim Brotherhood: A Sunni group with Shiite orientation

Banna and Khomeni
Iran claims it has good ties with Arab countries, citing Bashar al-Assad, Syria's butcher who killed hundreds of thousands of his own people in deadly civil war.

Experts say facts prove that Tehran is an arch foe of a unified Arab world. Its record of terror in the Arab world is a testament to its vehement aspiration to disintegrate Arabs.

The world's top terror sponsor seeks tirelessly to forge relations with religious groups in the Arab world such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood who facilitate its evil mission to weaken Arab world.

Iran supports everyone seeking to foment subversion and terror in the Arab world, analysts said, citing Iran's support for al-Qaeda and its leaders for decades.

The regime in Iran seeks to render all Arab countries, especially the powerful ones, subordinate to the Mullahs in Tehran, they added.

The terror regime plays on heartstrings of religion to attract sympathy of those groups who adopt religious ideology 'with a globalist political agenda', other analysts told the Baghdad Post.

Foremost of these groups is the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the biggest in number and influence.  
Experts say the Mullah regime is taking the Muslim Brotherhood as 'Torjan Horse' to devastate the Arab world, citing a long history of strong links between the terror state and the group.

Deep-rooted ties 

Experts familiar with the Islamist groups say it goes without saying that Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood have deep-seated ties. 

They cited remarks made by the secretary general of Jamaa Islamiya (Islamic Group) in Lebanon, where he said: There are only three schools of thought when it comes to Islamic Awakening': School of Hassan al-Banna, School of Sayed Qutb and School of Imam Khomeni."

These remarks are part of 'affinity' between the Brotherhood and Iran, experts noted, citing similar comments made by Ali Akbar Velayati, advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Republic of Iran, when he once said: "The Brotherhood is the closest to Tehran among all Islamic groups."

The group welcomes and is responsive to Tehran's attempts to seek overtures with it, analysts said, citing the Brotherhood's silence towards the Iranians' assault on the Saudi consulate in Tehran in 2016.

In February 2013, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army later in the year, received Iran's Ahmadinejad at the Islamic summit held in Cairo at the time.

At the visit, Iranian president gave a speech at Al-Azhar Mosque, saying Egypt is Tehran's gateway to the region.

Also, British newspapers said that senior intelligence officials from Iran visited Egypt under Morsi in push to consolidate the group's fist over power. 

Back in the 1930s, Khomeni, who later became first supreme guide of the ill-starred uprising, visited Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Brotherhood. 

After Khomeni ascended to power, jets carrying a delegation of the Brotherhood's International Organization landed in Tehran to congratulate him.

It is said that the delegation pledged allegiance to Khomeni as 'caliphate of all Muslims'.

In a statement after the visit, the delegation said 'the dispute which broke out among the Messenger's companions over who is worthy to rule Muslims is a matter of political choices not a matter of religious belief.

Moreover, the Brotherhood staged mass protests when late president Anwer Sadat hosted Iran's Shah Mohammed Reza Bahlavi who was ousted by Khomeni revolt.

When Khomeni died, the supreme guide of the Brotherhood Hamid Abul-Nasr issued a statement in which the group considered him 'Imam of Islam who triggered revolt in the face of despots'.

The Gulf's game 

Sources say the Muslim Brotherhood's affiliates in the Gulf region have strong ties with Iran.

They quoted remarks made by Dahi Khalfan, Dubai Police Commander, who said 50 of the top leaders within the Brotherhood had visited Iran then.

In Kuwait, experts say the group is seeking to foment sedition and defame the ruling family.

Islamic Constitutional Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood's offshoot in Kuwait founded in 1991 invited the Iranian ambassador there for Iftar in August 2012.

Many condemned the move, saying it contradicts the official statements by the group's affiliated lawmakers who incessantly attack Iran for its support for Syria's Assad.

Different outlook 

Some offshoots of the Brotherhood take harsher stance on Iran. Experts say those branches adopt these stances as they became 'certain of Iran brutality in their countries.

The group in Jordan declared its clear refusal to Shiite expansionism in the Sunni regions.
It also blasted Tehran's attempts to foment unrest in Bahrain.

Iran spends a lot of money to spend Shiism in the region, especially in Egypt. And it strongly backs the Shiite regime in Syria to protect its interests, the group said.

But the same group declared support for the nuclear program, saying it does not threaten Arab or Muslim nations.

Yet the group lauded Iran's support for Hamas and the terror militia of Hezbollah.


History tells us that Syria is the first conflict zone between Iran and the Brotherhood, experts told the Baghdad Post, citing Hama bloodshed against the group in 1982.

The group's offshoot in Syria joined the armed rebellion against Assad, and Hamas severed ties with rgime and shut its offices there, saying it did this for the people.

Looking at the history of Iran's relations with the group, commentators say Iran seeks to destroy the region. And it exploits the Brotherhood to accomplish this vicious mission. The two have the same ideology,  experts said, arguing: The Brotherhood is the Sunni version of Mullah regime.

Last Modified: Thursday، 15 June 2017 01:15 PM