An Egyptian newspaper is reporting that the son of the founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has plans to produce an “international movie” on the history of the organization. According to a report in Al Masry Al-Youm:
The son of Hassan el-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, said he has received many offers from Egypt and abroad to produce an international movie looking at the history of the organization. Saif al-Islam el-Banna said all Brotherhood members will stand against the “unjustified attack” they saw in the TV series “el-Gamaa” (The Group), written by Wahid Hamed, which is set to screen during the month of Ramadan. “Hamed’s attempts to distort the image of el-Banna [senior] enraged Brotherhood supporters around the world,” el-Banna junior said. The Brotherhood’s media bureau in Alexandria said it is preparing a number of documentaries focusing on the group’s history since the time of its establishment in 1928, as means of confronting the Ramadan series. El-Banna declined to name the potential foreign sources interested in funding an international movie on the Brotherhood. Mohamed Abdel Fattah, a younger member of the Brotherhood, said Hamed’s series shows the Brotherhood as adopting a violent doctrine. He said that copies of any documentaries produced by the Brotherhood will be delivered to Hamed so that he can learn about the true history of the movement.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood can be considered to be the “mother” organization of what is referred to in these pages as the Global Muslim Brotherhood which developed as Muslim Brothers fleeing Egypt settled in Europe and the United States, as well as other places, throughout the years. The global network has since eclipsed the Egyptian organization as evidenced by global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi’s decision to turn down the leadership of the Egyptian organization when it was offered to him in 2004.
globalmb @ July 12, 2010