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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

The Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist<br />group. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group Wednesday, blaming the group for a suicide bomb attack that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 at a police headquarters. As a result, membership in the group has now become a criminal offense. Egypt’s military-backed government has been fighting the Muslim Brotherhood since a military coup toppled former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

The Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa gave a formal Cabinet statement declaring “the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization..It’s not possible for Egypt the state nor Egypt the people to submit to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorism.”

Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed el-Borai also said at a news conference that “all activities of the Muslim Brotherhood group are — banned including the demonstrations,” the Associated Press reported.

The Muslim Brotherhood has denied involvement in the recent attack, and the al-Qaida-inspired and Sinai-based group Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the bombing Wednesday, Reuters reported.

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One Response to Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

  1. Rachmiel ben Ariel

    December 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    One of the better news accounts from the current year: וַיִּתְלוּ אֶת־הָמָן עַל־הָעֵץ אֲשֶׁר־הֵכִין לְמָרְדֳּכָי וַחֲמַת הַמֶּלֶ שָׁכָכָה