AMMAN, Jordan: Jordan has raided and shut down the headquarters of the original Muslim Brotherhood group in its capital.
Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood split in March 2015 over whether to remain a branch of the mother movement in Egypt. The group that cut ties is now licensed, while the “old” Brotherhood is outlawed, despite severing ties with the Cairo movement earlier this year.
“Old” Brotherhood spokesman Badi al-Rafayaa says Wednesday’s raid was “illegal.”
A Jordanian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media, said the headquarters were shuttered because the group is not licensed.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the region’s oldest Islamist movement, won a series of electoral victories following the Arab Spring uprisings but provoked a backlash in several countries. Egypt now outlaws the group.