Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: Hamas in Ascendance

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=3123. Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

In early September, three senior leaders of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) resigned from the organization’s executive bureau after it voted to dissolve the MB political department — one of the few remaining components of the organization controlled by moderates. The resignations were a protest against not only the executive bureau’s decision, but also the MB’s increasingly close affiliation with Hamas. Today, the Jordanian MB is facing an unprecedented internal crisis, pitting the traditional moderate East Bank leadership — Jordanians who are not originally Palestinian — against the powerful pro-Hamas Palestinian-led element.

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