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Egyptian Government Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

The interim government in Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.  This step follows a massive bombing outside of a police headquarters in northern Egypt on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

That car bombing took place in the northern delta city of Mansoura.  At least 15 people were killed, the vast majority of whom were police officers.  Some members of the interim Egyptian government blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack; the Brotherhood publicly condemned the bombing.

According to the Associated Press, Hossam Eissa, the Minister of Higher Education, read out the Cabinet statement after long meeting on Wednesday.

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

The declaration gives the military-backed Egyptian government more expansive tools for cracking down on the Brotherhood.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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9 Responses to “Egyptian Government Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group”

  1. What does that make its members ……. Terrorists …,, track the membership !

  2. Follow the money trail

  3. Follow the money trail

  4. Too bad the Obama Administration does not.

  5. Too bad the Obama Administration does not.

  6. Australia has a Muslim Brotherhood office in the Sydney suburb of Padstow.We do not want them either.

  7. This is the same muslim brotherhood that odumbvo praised just an year ago and stated before them that he to, "was an muslim'. So, what of his status here in the U.S.A.. Many of the citizens feel his is one also against the peoples rights and our constitution,that he seeks to alter!

  8. Shirley Ford says:

    YES AND YES….WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP AND GET RID OF THEIR LOVER OBAMA????AND HILLIARY LOVES THEM ALSO..REMEMBER THIS IN 2016.

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