The Brotherhood's wars against Houthi opponents deepen their isolation

English - الأحد 07 أغسطس 2022 الساعة 04:51 م
Taiz, NewsYemen, Special, NewsYemen:

The Islah Party, the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, has created many enemies for itself.  After the organization took advantage of its control over the decision of legitimacy, during the period of former President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to practice corruption and the acquisition of resources, in parallel with the exclusion of other parties affiliated with the Arab coalition camp, and the initiation of battles against them.

The practices of the Brotherhood, in recent years, have led to a worsening of its relations with the rest of the local forces, especially after the “Brotherhood” expanded the circle of special battles they waged against the Houthi opponents, under the banner of legitimacy and its tools, to include parties that played a pivotal role in defeating Iran’s arm.  Both in the southern governorates or in the governorate of Taiz and the western coast.

After the Islah Party managed to seize power and control the political and military decision after 2011, it tried to implement a policy of exclusion, for all opposition parties and personalities that were allied with it, including the Nasserist organization and the Socialist Party, and confronted them and took options to isolate their role and devote their interests to them.

These differences and conflicts within Hadi’s power structure intensified after 2016, with the growing agenda of the Islah party in excluding the political and military decision, after the coup of the Houthi militia, the intervention of the Arab coalition, and Yemen’s slide into a comprehensive conflict.

Skip the role of allies 

The Brotherhood turned against its allies in undermining the regime during the rule of the late President Ali Abdullah Saleh, or what was called at the time (the Joint Meeting Bloc), especially the Yemeni Socialist Party and the Nasserist People’s Unionist Organization.

As the organization sought throughout the years of Hadi's rule to devote its deep presence.  In state institutions, the formation of his own authority and the exclusion of yesterday’s allies, taking advantage of his control over Hadi’s decision and the presidency, in addition to the large recruitment process of his elements in the financial, economic, military and media centers.

The Islah Party tried to impede the existence of institutional work, and pushed figures within its ideological circle to control state resources in the liberated provinces and use them to strengthen its militia presence in the oil provinces.

 Trim the nails of the Brotherhood

Many of the reform leaders feel, with the change in the balance of political control, that the Presidential Council has begun to try to bypass the period of what Hadi made, and the decisions that it left behind, which strengthened the Brotherhood’s control over all aspects of the state.

Brotherhood activists attacked the changes made by the Presidential Leadership Council, which included the appointment of a general prosecutor, governorate governors and ministers.

Brotherhood media activist Anis Mansour claimed that "the decisions of the Presidential Leadership Council are to liquidate the remnants of Islah from legitimacy."

He attacked his group, saying: "We advised them (that is, the Brotherhood leadership) to ally with the Houthis against the "aggression" (the Arab alliance) and they refused, and we advised them to leave Riyadh and they refused, and we advised them that the one covered by Saudi Arabia is naked and they refused."

On the other hand, Hammoud Al-Hatar expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision to dismiss him from the presidency of the Supreme Court, in a tweet on his account on "Twitter", in which he alluded to the role of the Southern Transitional Council, in removing him from the position.

In addition, activist Lotf Suleiman Abdullah considered that the (Mansour - Al-Hatar) hadith reflects the Brotherhood's leaders' discontent with the decisions of the Presidential Leadership Council.

Lotf said: "The Brotherhood's leadership realizes that new changes are an inevitable necessity linked to purifying state institutions and the judiciary in particular, of the illegal jobs that the group granted to their members during the years of its control over the decision of the leadership of legitimacy."

Put an end to the mess

Activist Youssef Abdel-Karim identifies the impact of the new changes on the work of government departments, removing them from the cycle of tampering and massive corruption, and putting an end to the Brotherhood's illegal control of legitimate institutions, which caused their poor performance.

As for Mazen Al-Amiri, he described the recent decisions of the Presidential Leadership Council as a serious move in the process of administrative reform and bringing about fundamental changes in the work of ministries and institutions, better after they were frozen as a result of the monopoly of ministries according to the corruption agenda.

Mazen said: "In the past years, the Islah Party was the one that hired, appointed, and imposed who it wanted and fought to implement its project and control the joints of the state, and the corruption process was great, and therefore it is necessary for the Presidential Council to cleanse the state of wrong decisions."