Last Sunday, the Muslim Brotherhood´s Youth Front has issued a controversial paper, titled: Assessment Before Vision: a Look Back at the Past. In the document, the initiative tries to assess the mistakes of past decades and years, particularly the brief period between the resignation of President Mubarak and the fall of President Morsi, and to outline principles for the future. The Youth Front, which was founded in 2014, calls for a rapprochement with the powers that be, in the Middle East as well as in the West. Instead of trying to erect a caliphate, the Muslim world should coexist with others.
The Youth Front, which has its home base in Egypt, is regarded as an initiative of second tier leaders of the MB. The current leadership of the MB, most notably its spokesperson Talaat Fahmy, has instantly rejected the ideas. Ibrahim Mounir, head of the MB´s international organization, pointed out that internal debates are normal and that the sole responsibility for strategic decisions lies with the Supreme Guide Mahmout Ezzat, usually considered a member of the conservative Old Guard. Apparently, the internal rifts inside Muslim Brotherhood continue to widen. Read more at: