The curious case of the Egyptian Minister of Interior

    You cannot slaughter an entire people all at once, but you can divide the mission into successive stages. And if you do not fancy the story of the white bull and believe it’s childish and over-used, you can read about former Egyptian Minister of the Interior, Mohamed Youssef Ibrahim, and his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. 
2015-03-29

Ismail Alexandrani

Egyptian Researcher in Political Sociology


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    You cannot slaughter an entire people all at once, but you can divide the mission into successive stages. And if you do not fancy the story of the white bull and believe it’s childish and over-used, you can read about former Egyptian Minister of the Interior, Mohamed Youssef Ibrahim, and his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. 
The story began with an obscure general who gradually climbed up police ranks with little fuss until he was near retirement age. In 2010, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the Assiut SecurityDirectorate in southern Egypt before being promoted to becomeAssiut security chief in 2011. Following his election as Egyptian president in June 2011, Mohamed Morsi appointed Hisham Qandil as Prime Minister and the latter named Major General Ahmed Gamal el-Din as Minister of Interior. It was Gamal el-Din who appointed General Ibrahim as his chief aide as well as the head of the Egyptian prison services. After Morsi decided to fire Gamal el-Dim following the protests outside al-Itihadiya palace in December 2012, he named Ibrahim as the new Minister of the Interior in a cabinet reshuffle in January 2013.

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