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Brotherhood Shura to appoint new members

Spokesperson denies training Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan Archive photo
Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan
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The Muslim Brotherhood guidance office invited the internal Brotherhood Shura Council to elect new guidance office members in November.

The Shura Council is the legislative body of the MB, elected by its members. The council appoints the guidance office, which heads the MB.

The meeting comes after two guidance office members were lost to governmental positions. Essam El-Hadad, now presidential assistant for foreign affairs, and Mohamed Aly Beshr, now governor of Menufiya, need to be replaced by elected representatives.

Media reported the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood asked their Egyptian counterparts to provide them with political training sessions in Turkey, in preparations for post-Al-Assad Reports claim the proposal will be discussed in the next Brotherhood Shura Council meeting.

Mahmoud Ghozlan, spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood, denied the reports, saying the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood hadn’t asked for such training.

“Such action is unthinkable. They didn’t ask for it, and we wouldn’t accept providing such training anyway,” said Ghozlan.

The meeting will also discuss the Brotherhood rule since the 25 January revolution. The meeting is said to evaluate the performance of President Mohamed Morsy in the past four months.

The meeting will also consider enlarging women’s role in the Brotherhood, by representing them in the Brotherhood administrative offices and granting them memberships in the Brotherhood’s Shura Council in different governorates. This comes after several women members demanded a greater role in decision making.

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