The General Observer of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, Shaikh Ali Mohamed Jawish, reiterated on Monday that his organisation will never change its name under any circumstances, Quds Press has reported.
"This name has a reference, cultural value and a long history," Shaikh Jawish explained. "It has been in Sudan since 1946." He stressed that it is an extension of the Egyptian movement established by Hassan Al-Banna in 1928.
The official pointed out that the Brotherhood name exists in more than 80 countries, although he accepted that a group of defectors are trying to change the name of the organisation in order to get involved in charitable activities. He downplayed the effect of such defectors on the movement and pointed out that charitable and social activities are an inherent part of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Shaikh Jawish stressed that the group is registered in Sudan, has its own constitution which organises its work and no application to change the name has been made. "The group will not betray the blood and sacrifices of its martyrs who gave their money and souls and were displaced from their homes for the sake of preaching Islam under the Brotherhood umbrella," he insisted.