Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood declared ‘Terrorist Organisation”African News, Featured, News Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
The military-backed interim Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group after blaming it for a deadly attack on a police HQ earlier this week.
Thousands of its supporters have been arrested in a crackdown.
A Muslim Brotherhood leader in exile vowed that protests would continue.
Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa announced the move, which will give the authorities more power to crack down on the Brotherhood.
He said that those who belonged to the group, financed it or promoted its activities would face punishment.
The decision was in response to Tuesday’s suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Mansoura, in the Nile Delta, which killed 16 people and wounded more than 100, he said.
“Egypt was horrified from north to south by the hideous crime committed by the Muslim Brotherhood group,” Mr Eissa said.
“This was in context of dangerous escalation to violence against Egypt and Egyptians and a clear declaration by the Muslim Brotherhood group that it still knows nothing but violence.
“It’s not possible for Egypt the state nor Egypt the people to submit to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorism.”
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