The fate of Muslim Brotherhood remains uncertain until next week when a judge will decide whether or not the notorious group is legal.
The case has been put up by anti-Brotherhood lawyers who think that the group is illegal according to the existing laws of the country that state that all NGOs shall get themselves registered. And since there is no credible evidence that the Brotherhood is a registered NGO, a case was filed against them.
The Muslim Brotherhood was formed in 1928 as a religious, political and social movement. It emerged as one of the largest and the most disciplined organizations of Egypt but got dissolved in 1954 over alleged plotting of assassination and several other political crimes.
When Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Mohammed Morsi was elected as the President of Egypt. He is a member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). It is a political faction of the Muslim Brotherhood and because of this affiliation and several of his fundamentalist views; a majority of Egyptians want to get rid of him. The people of Egypt who participated in the revolution to dethrone Mubarak were highly disappointed when Morsi started executing his Muslim Brotherhood-backed extremist policies. The Tahrir Square revolutionaries realized that their new president was just another Hosni Mubarak, only with stricter Islamic policies. They even called him the ‘modern Pharaoh’ and denounced his association with the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to the lawyers who have filed the case, the Brotherhood is an illegal group. It has also allegedly been involved in certain criminal activities including the sexual assaults on women protesting at Tahrir Square. The clashes between the infamous group’s activists and anti-Morsi demonstrators took a rather ugly turn in the past few months and many people lost their lives in the riots. The ruling, therefore, for or against the Brotherhood, will also determine the political situation of the country.