Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Mohamed Mahdi Akef Biography

Title:
Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I’m open to dialogue with any government, but only through the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. We engage in dialogue with everyone, with institutions, peoples, universities, civil society organisations, think tanks without limit, except Israel which we do not recognise.”

“We Take Nobody’s Permission,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Dec. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman, Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan)
  • Member, Steering Bureau (Guidance Bureau) of the Muslim Brotherhood, 1987-present
  • Court-martialed and charged with being head of the Muslim Brotherhood International Organization, 1996-1999
  • Member of Parliament, East Cairo electoral constituency, 1987
  • Reappointed General Manager of Youth, Ministry of Reconstruction, Egypt, 1974
  • Arrested and imprisioned for smuggling Major General Abdul Munem Abderraoof, member of the Coup d’etat against King Farouq, 1954-1974
  • Faculty Member of Law, Ibrahim University (currently Ain Shams University), 1950-1952
  • Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, 1940
Education:
  • Graduate, Higher Institute of Physical Education, 1950
  • Secondary Certificate of Education at Cairo- Fuad 1st Secondary School
  • Primary Certificate of Education at Al Mansoura Primary School
Other:
  • After the 2005 Egyptian parliamentary elections, the Muslim Brotherhood constitutes the largest opposition bloc in the parliament with 88 seats out of 454