Egyptian Authorities Accuse Islamist Group of Forming ‘Military Wing’

The Egyptian government is blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for an increase in attacks across the country

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Pro-democracy activists march during protests against the military coup in Alexandria, Egypt, on February 7, 2014.

Egyptian authorities have accused the ousted Muslim Brotherhood of building an insurrectionary military wing to stage attacks against security forces. The accusation comes as mass protests across the country wane but violent attacks increase.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Sunday the alleged “military wing” is based in the city of Beni Suef, south of Cairo. It also named 12 people that belong to the alleged Brotherhood-led unit, reports the Associated Press.

Groups supporting the deposed president Mohammad Morsi have claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Cairo, using Molotov cocktails and homemade grenades against police vehicles and troop barracks in the city. Within the last month, major incidents have included a jihadist attack on an Egyptian military helicopter in Sinai and a deadly car bombing in Cairo. While an al-Qaeda inspired group has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks, new groups believed to be Muslim Brotherhood supporters have turned to violence as well.

Both secular-minded groups and the Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood have denounced the current military administration for intimidating opposition voices.

The regime, led by army chief and likely presidential candidate Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has systematically jailed journalists and opposition leaders and attacked demonstrators.

[AP]

7 comments
FaroukAlwyni
FaroukAlwyni

The coup government in Egypt have murdered thousands of people, shut down many TV stations, and terrorize journalists. They even have done something worst for all MB leaders and supporters, from freezing their assets, intimidate their families, to jailing them in the inhuman cells. They have left those opposing the coup no other choice but to fight back and continue resistance. Now, this coup government complain against that resistance. What do they expect ?? Do they expect them to stay nicely after this coup government make them to the point of 'nothing to lose', a day dreaming. You harvest what you sow, expect more troubles. If the same thing happened in the US -where the 'so-called' government becomes so mean, brutal, and murderous-, the people would for sure fight back with guns. Indeed, there would be another civil war. So, the coup government should realize that they cannot continue with their politics of exclusion, brutality, and murders. Otherwise, sooner or later, those coup leaders will be digging their own graves in the most terrible way. 

   

mofatani
mofatani

The brotherhood wanted to make its own version of the iranian revolutionary gaurd, and call it the egyptian revolutionary gaurd.

It would be composed of brotherhood, salafists, Hamas, and alqaeda members.

Thank god the egyptian army removed Morsi and co and prevented Egypt from becoming the next iran (a terrorist nation)

Iran as you know has no freedom, no facebook, no youtube, no twitter, no whatsapp or bbm or the right to protest etc etc

Egypt would have been a country with a supreme leader (brotherhood chosen/holy guide) and below him the egptian people could choose a puppet president... similar to Irans supreme leader and his puppets Ahmedinejad or Rohani

Those days are done and Egypts back to building a nation, only a few minds have been distorted and the rest will focus on the real goals of the revolution... economy and justice reaching the top levels of govt.

NeilSaifi
NeilSaifi

If there was a coup in America, Americans would have picked up weapons long ago.

billorights
billorights

The Obama administration is using its proxy, Qatar, to fund the MB insurgency.

oktrade
oktrade

Morsi played Gandhi fired Tantawi to hire SeeSee because he was praying five times. SeeSee stopped praying and overthrow Morsi. MBH wasted time foreplaying pacifists. MBH got to clinch 2nd amendment to save Egypt that’s flushed through the drain by Egyptian Junta as we speak.

AbdallahAwwad
AbdallahAwwad

@mofatani  really cause the MB hates iran over syria. and they also hate alqaeda, as they launched a campaign against them in the sinai. its absolutly not true. this is the same army who accused the brotherhood of bombings that bait al maqdis already claimed responsibitey. this is the same regime that has charged hamas and hezbollah members of breaking out morsi in 2011, even though those members were either in israeli jails or dead. 

FrankNolo
FrankNolo

MB insurgency?  What about the Sissi insurgency?  Who is funding that one?  Satan himself?