The Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned as a political party in the days of Hosni Mubarak, now is being banned by the new regime that ousted the Brotherhood, which was elected into office less than two years ago.

Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed al-Borai said that the ministry has started taking the legal steps necessary to disband the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday.

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He explained that there is a “legal duty: to disband the Muslim Brotherhood because of its “terrorist acts.”

The movement was barred as apolitical part in the Mubarak regime but nevertheless held two dozen seats in the parliament before Mubarak was overthrown in the Arab Spring rebellion three years ago.

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