Ibrahim Mounir if the Muslim Brotherhood's Acting General Guide following the arrest of Mahmoud Ezzat, the movement's spokesperson has revealed.
Talaat Fahmi said the Brotherhood is an institutional organisation, which is not managed individually in any way and at any time, but rather run collectively, adding that Mahmoud Hussein is still the organisation's secretary-general.
He denied rumours that a committee had been formed to manage the Muslim Brotherhood.
Fahmi explained that the organisation's internal code does not require the acting general guide to be among the members of the Brotherhood at home, noting that the group has its own committees, institutions, in addition to the Shura Council.
Earlier, Mounir sent a letter to Brotherhood members saying that after the arrest of Ezzat, "the organisation's activities were arranged in a manner that meets the requirements of the coming phase."
The letter also said: "By the grace of Allah Almighty the Brotherhood managed to overcome these challenges by preserving the unity and impartiality of its members, who proved to be fully committed to our central approach and fundamental doctrine. With Allah's assistance, the group maintained its steadfastness in the face of the oppressors' plots and conspiracies and remained immune to discord and strife."
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Updated on 21 September 2020 at 12.08 to show that Mounir is the acting general guide and not acting supreme guide