An Egyptian news report has identified a Tunisian Islamist as a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood “abroad.” According to the report:
A group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders abroad, headed by Rashid Ghannouchi (Tunisia Brothers) and Faisal Mawlawi (the brothers of Lebanon) has asked the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to quickly end the differences that exist within the group and to preserve the unity of the Muslim Brotherhood, so it does not affect the branches of the group abroad.
Rashid Ghannouchi (many spelling variations) is the leader in-exile of the Tunisian Islamist movement known as Nahada (aka Ennahda, Al Nahda) and can best be described as an independent Islamist power center who is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood by his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research led by Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi. He is also one of the founding members of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi organization closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and dedicated to the propagation of “Wahabist” Islam throughout the world. Ghannouchi is know for his thinking on the issue of Islam and citizenship rights.
An earlier post discussed Ghannouchi’s call for the Islamic world to adopt the “Charter of Medinah”, as its constitution.