Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

The move gives the regime more legal authority to suppress the group

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Ahmed Ashraf / Associated Press

Egyptian women chant slogans during the funeral of victims killed by an explosion at a police headquarters in the Egyptian city of Mansoura on Dec. 24, 2013

Egypt’s military-backed interim government called the Muslim Brother a terrorist group Wednesday in a move that gives the regime more legal authority to suppress the group.

Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa read the declaration following a cabinet meeting, the Associated Press reports.

“The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization,” the statement said.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of which former President Mohamed Morsi is a member, have been staging protests since the leader was deposed by the military in July.

Eissa also said that anyone supporting the Muslim Brotherhood would be punished.

The government has accused the Brotherhood of carrying out militant attacks in Egypt. The group has repeatedly denied being responsible for any such incidents.

[AP]

11 comments
JatSindhu
JatSindhu

Muslim Brotherhood is no terrorist group but actually present egyption govt. is self dictator and perhaps non muslim.

valentine.godoflove
valentine.godoflove

IN CAPS FOR THE ELDERLY......DEFEND THE WEAK//////KNIGHT TEMPLARS.....


THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD IS AND WAS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION FOR THE LAST 3 DECADES OR MORE......


BUT ....OBAMA LIKES THE TERRORIST MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD.......OBAMA SUPPORTS ANY ORGANIZATION THAT HUMBLES THE FORMER COLONIAL POWERE.....I.E....THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE ENGLAND ETC......BECAUSE HE SIDES WITH HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER AND ANCESTORS WHO ARE AGAINST THE BRITISH COLONIALS......READ THE BOOK ....."DREAMS FROM MY FATHER"......


SO......ANY MOSLEM ARMY THAT KILLS AMERICAN SOLDIERS ......HE SUPPORTS.......THEN .....HE POSES WITH AMERICAN SOLDIERS.......HOODWINGKING....THE GENERAL STUPID PUBLIC......INTO BELIEVING....HE IS PRO AMERICAN MILITARY.


JUST COUNT THE DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN, BENGHAZI......THIS IS THE TRUE OBAMA.....DESTROYING THE COUNTRY FROM WITHIN.....


VALENTINE......WORLD HISTORIAN, MILITARY HISTORIAN, POLITICAL HISTORIAN.....COMEDIAN.....LOL

RicardoRivera
RicardoRivera

You had a feeling this was coming and it might seem over the top but in truth this is what happens when your striving towards democracy. The brotherhood hijacked the revolution and thought they was going to trick the majority of the Egyptian people into allowing ex president Morsi to do their bidding which was going in the opposite direction of democracy. They had their chance at doing what's right and instead decided to abuse their new found authority so now they playing victim when they only have themselves to blame. The brotherhood forgot that the Egyptian military is the strongest in the region and just because, they allowed Mubarak to stay in power for so long doesn't mean they we're going to do the same with Morsi.

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

While I'm not qualified to determine whether the Muslim Brotherhood is or is not a terrorist organization I do believe I can address their attempt to impose Sharia law onto the citizens of Egypt.  That was a huge mistake obviously.

They can rant and rave about how the coup is unjust, that their duly elected president has been unlawfully removed from his position, and how their current state of affairs are the result of a military determined to grab power.  But, in the end, they have only themselves to thank for pursuing a theologically oriented goal instead of working for the benefit of the people of Egypt.

For you in the U.S. does that sound familiar?

msaleh
msaleh

It is really funny you did not mention that a terrorist attack on the Police Headquarter in Mansoura has resulted in 15 deaths and over 100 injured in a continuing terrorist attacks since Morsi left office. A series of daily attacks by few MB members are disrupting the education process in 5 Egyptian universities.


I lost all my faith in your type of media

LailaAbdelrahim
LailaAbdelrahim

I love brotherhood .brotherhood assistance low income  people in egypt  . sisi and government  is evils

jlawler0
jlawler0

This is a new high in something or other. A military regime that gained power through a coup now declaring the democratically elected government they ousted a terrorist group. Was it Orwell who observed that the big lie repeated often enough will become the "truth."?

Silentpotato
Silentpotato

Well, Brotherhood is terriost group. But what the men from Xinjiang province did  is just to express their attitude in a extreme way. Double standard.

kon-tiki
kon-tiki

it only shows where Turkey is heading to.... Democracy can only be guaranteed by army in Islamic countries, I am sure Kemal Ataturk would be turning in his grave now.  

kon-tiki
kon-tiki

about time too. I hope their new constitution guarantees equal rights for the minorities too.