By: Mahmoud Mohammady
In a new blow to the Brotherhood, the Mauritanian government decided last Wednesday to close a university in the capital, Nouakchott, belonging to the group. The Ministry of Higher Education issued a decision to withdraw the license of the private University of Abdullah bin Yassin.
The withdrawal of the license of the university comes days after the closure of the Center for the formation of the Scholars affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood. To confirm the continuation of Mauritania in its war on the terrorist and extremist centers of the Muslim Brotherhood, the second strike of the group within days.
Mauritanian decisions are a major blow to the group, especially after the Mauritanian Brotherhood’s political arm,”Tawasul” declined in the last elections. In addition to the popular rejection of the Brotherhood’s presence in Mauritania.
The Mauritanian president, spoke last Thursday, September 20, 2018, on the role of sabotage played by the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab countries, warning the Mauritanian people to follow the false religious slogans of the group.
Weld Abdel Aziz hinted about the possibility of taking action on the National party for Reform and Development «Tawasul», (the political arm of the Brotherhood in Mauritania); against the backdrop of popular rejection of the presence of the Brotherhood in Mauritania.
He stressed that his country will not allow the employment of religion in politics, or monopoly in favor of a particular faction. He added that «Islamic religion belongs to the Mauritanian people in all its components, and not to a particular party».
The Mauritanian police issued a decision on Monday (September 24th, 2018) to close The Formation of Scholars center one of the most important institutions of the Muslim Brotherhood in Mauritania, after sending a number of missions to the center. In order to determine whether it is appropriate for the country’s educational curricula, its teaching methods and its sources of funding, to reveal the relation between the center and the Brotherhood.
Local media said that the closure of the «Formation of scholars» led by the Brotherhood leader «Mohamed Hassan Ould Alddo», came after the Friday sermon where Alddo promoted the ideas of the organization banned by a number of Arab countries, and classified as a terrorist.
According to the Mauritanian newspapers, the police closed the center and all the roads leading to it, in preparation for a formal decision to withdraw its license permanently. Revealing that Qatar finances all the activities of the center; in addition to the support of businessmen belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood in other countries.
The Mauritanian thinker and writer Ishaq Al-Kinti called for the dissolution of the Brotherhood in Mauritania, asserting that the “Brotherhood of Mauritania” is a branch of the International Muslim Brotherhood.
Al-Kinti said in a press statement: “The Mauritanian brothers are extremists, and they came out of the same abaya from which Sayyed Qutb, Ayman al-Zawahiri and other extremists, who had resorted to armed action, came out.”
The Mauritanian thinker appealed Mauritanians, from all political directions, to enter into an alliance against the “Muslim Brotherhood” that penetrated through different segments of people, and took up arms against the authorities; to divide the society on an ethnic basis.