Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
On Saturday I met with Kemal Helbawi, who was an esteemed member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood before he angrily resigned from the group after the toppling of dictator Hosni Mubarak last year. He blamed senior leaders in the Brotherhood, or Ikhwan, for abandoning the ideals of the movement for the sake of controlling it.
“They were slow to join the movement and once they did they declined to sustain it,” said the 73-year-old Helbawi, who joined the Ikhwan at the age of twelve. “Th...