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New Brotherhood leaders mulling lawsuit against old guard

By Khetam Malkawi - Apr 04,2015 - Last updated at Apr 04,2015

AMMAN — The new Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organisation will meet on Sunday to take a final decision on how to deal with the old guard who, they say, run an “illegal” version of the group.

Abdul Majid Thneibat, overall leader of the new body, said the MB old guards are not cooperating and have not yet handed over the group’s assets to the “legal” entity, which has a renewed licence and a new identity, and demands that all assets of the Brotherhood be handed over to the new leadership.

“We will meet tomorrow [Sunday] to discuss filing a lawsuit against them,” Thneibat told The Jordan Times, adding that the final decision has not yet been made.
The crisis of the Muslim Brotherhood started after authorities approved a re-registration application filed by the "reformist wing" of the Kingdom's largest opposition group.

The move was led by Thneibat, who sought and succeeded in separating the Jordanian branch of the Brotherhood from its Egypt mother group after decades of existing in that capacity.

Following the registration of the new body, each of the groups has been labelling the other as illegitimate.

At a recent meeting for the old group’s shura “consultation” council, they accused Thneibat and his group of targeting the legitimacy and existence of the movement with “the support of official bodies”.

The Muslim Brotherhood-Jordan was licensed in 1946 as a charity affiliated with the mother group in Egypt and relicensed in 1953 as an Islamic society.

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