Muslim Brotherhood In Jordan Expels Members Seeking Reform


Jordanian media is reporting that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has expelled three senior members for trying to initiate reforms. According to a report in the Jordan Times:

Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood
Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has expelled three leading members of the movement over their involvement in a rival reform initiative, the group announced on Monday.

In a decision handed down by the group’s internal court on late Sunday, the Muslim Brotherhood moved to annul the memberships of Rheil Gharaibeh, Nabil Kofahi and Jamil Dheisat for their involvement in the so-called National Initiative for Building, or “Zamzam” reform initiative.

In its decision, finalised on Monday, the country’s largest opposition movement cited the three’s “absence at court proceedings” and “failure to coordinate with group leaders or announce their intentions” in forming the initiative as among reasons behind the move.

In a statement, the group claimed it had given the sacked members several months since the announcement of the reform imitative in December 2012 to “submit a report within the internal framework of the organisation” to expand on the nature and intent of the reform initiative.

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Recent GMBDW reporting on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has included:

  • Last week, we reported that the the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had called on UK Prime Minister David Cameron to stop his investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK.
  • At the end of August 2013, the GMBDW reported that that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood was boycotting municipal elections.
  • At the end of July 2013, the GMBDW reported that the leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had delivered speeches in which he called peace negotiations with Israel  “a heresy, according to Islamic law” and that Palestine is “the graveyard of the Jews.” 
  • In April 2013, the GMBDW reported that a leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood had rejected agreements signed by the country’s king and the Israeli government and that leaders of the Brotherhood wold not meet U.S. officials. 
  • In July 2012, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood was involved in the cancellation of a scheduled attendance by a Jordanian delegation to an educational conference being held in Israel. In June 2012, the head of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood called the arrival of the latest convoy in Gaza “a new page of the Jihad against the occupation of the Palestinian territories. In May 2012, the Jordanian Brotherhood elected a new leader, described as a “hardliner.” 

For extremist statements made by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, go here.

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