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.

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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.

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  1. 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!

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