Muslim Brotherhood Rushed to Take Power: Now its Situation is Dismal.
[Shamim A Siddiqi,
The Islamic forces joined it later on. Hence they couldn't get the upper hand and the core group of this uprising was and is in the hands of the secular and opportunist forces.
However the Islamic forces have every right to claim their share in mass uprising and benefit from its benedictions to some extent not to grab it all at once which has caused a universal heart burning both in the Arab world and in the secular countries abroad.
So, they are not the master of the situation. Hence, as a matter of fact, with the little benefit that they could muster from this uprising must be capitalized by them for future greater role. However, unfortunately, the Islamic forces couldn't understand this equation and now are facing its dire consequences every where - opposition, accelerated hate campaign against Islam, clashes, killings and riots leading to anarchy.
They have no choice but to take it easy, reconcile with the Batil forces "temporarily", work hard for another four to five years to get upper hand in the next elections and play their role more magnanimously towards serving the interests of the common folk in order to acquaint the bounties of the Islamic system with the suffering humanity of their respective country It would have been a fair retreat with wisdom as Allah commands in Verse # 16 of Surah Al-Anfal . They failed to do it and hence are suffering unnecessarily as if they were eager for power.
Kindly try to understand that the Arab Spring now stands hijacked by Western secular media and diplomacy. Muslim Movements should have waited for few years more to come in power. Their political expediency has, unfortunately, spoiled the trend which has now changed everywhere against them.
Now they have to work hard for another decade or so in the masses and capture their imagination to live, act and behave like Muslim within themselves and with others in the community of nations.
They should have never gone to power this time, waited at least for one more elections when the bubble of secular democracy would have subsided, gathered the support of at least 70 to 80 % of their masses, have done a lot of worthy work through their support in Assemblies. That would have paved their way to power automatically.
Now the blood of Br. Mohammad Bouazizi has to wait for compensation for about a decade or so. Muslim Movements haven't done their base work upto grass level and build the requisite massive team of workers/leaders to uphold the Revolution in their own hands,.
Now they have to wait every where and only Allah knows how long?
[As Published in New Trend, USA dated February 16, 2013 with the note: Our learned brother Shamim Siddiqi reflects on the blunder of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in joining governments in Egypt and Tunisia in too much of a hurry]