Ali Sadreddine Al-Bayanouni
علي صدر الدين البيانوني
|Supreme Guide of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood|
1996 – August 2010
|Preceded by||Hassan Howeidi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Riad al-Shaqfeh|
|Deputy Controller General of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood|
1977 – unknown
|Born||1938 (age 81–82)|
Aleppo, Syrian Republic
|Alma mater||University of Damascus|
|Years of service||1959–1960|
Ali Sadreddine Al-Bayanouni (Arabic: علي صدر الدين البيانوني) is a Muslim Brotherhood leader in exile in London. He was born in 1938 (age 81–82) in Aleppo and brought up in a religious family, where his father and grandfather were both well known Muslim scholars. He joined the Muslim Brotherhood while in secondary school, in 1954, and went on to graduate with a law degree from the University of Damascus in 1963. He served as a reserve officer in the Syrian Army from 1959 to 1960. Bayanouni became a member of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's Shura Council and Executive Office in 1972. Due to his membership of the Muslim Brotherhood, Bayanouni was imprisoned from 1975 to 1977. After his time in prison, he emerged to become the deputy leader of the Brotherhood in 1977. He left Syria two years later and eventually settled in Jordan, where he remained for twenty years. He arrived in Britain as a political refugee in 2000, after the Jordanian authorities requested he leave the country.
In the wake of the unrest in Syria he has called for the end of the Bashar al-Assad government and the convention of "a free conference of all the nationalist forces in Syria" which would enable "Syrians to develop a collective national alternative".
References and notes
- "The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria". Carnegie Middle East Center. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
- Wright, Robin, Dreams and Shadows : the Future of the Middle East, Penguin Press, 2008, p.246
- "The Battle within Syria: An Interview with Muslim Brotherhood Leader Ali Bayanouni". The Jamestown Foundation. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- Assad's myth needs busting Ali al-Bayanouni, guardian.co.uk, 3 August 2011
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