British intelligence 'recommend that the Egyptian army not enable the Muslim Brotherhood to rule Egypt' - BBC News Arabic

British intelligence ‘recommend that the Egyptian army not enable the Muslim Brotherhood to rule Egypt’ – BBC News Arabic

  • Amer Sultan
  • BBC News Arabic – London

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The Brotherhood has branches in various Arab countries.

Exactly seventy years ago, the most important British intelligence service in the Middle East made the following assessment about the Muslim Brotherhood: The organization is extremely popular, especially in the army, and is best placed to win any elections.

Nevertheless, the intelligence warned of the consequences of the army enabling the organization to reach the rule of Egypt, according to British documents, which I obtained.

After the Free Officers Movement, which documents indicate that Britain was surprised by, on July 23, 1952, figures from the ousted royal government warned that “the coup led by General Naguib is the result of a movement inspired by the communists and the Muslim Brotherhood aimed at creating a revolutionary anti-capitalist regime.” .

The British Cabinet, headed by Winston Churchill, learned of the warning from the Foreign Minister during a meeting held the day after the movement announced the overthrow of King Farouk’s regime, according to the minutes of the meeting.

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