The internal rivalries within the FEERI have worsened during the last month. The opposition to the current board of directives has tried to overthrow it. The opposition, led by the Islamic Federation of Murcia (FIRM) has elected Mounir Benjelloun, the current vice-president of the FIRM, as new president of the FEERI. That election has been contested and still there is not a final resolution of the conflict.
The overthrown board of directives is said to be close to the Moroccan regime. On the other hand, the opposition is said to be close to the Moroccan opposition (especially the al-Adl wa al-Ihsan movement).