Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group

Zack Colman
The Washington Examiner

The Egyptian military-backed government on Wednesday declared the Islamist political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist group, underscoring a reversal of fortune for the party that rode the Arab Spring to electoral victories before being flushed out by security forces in July.

Hossam Eissa, the minister of Higher Education, said in a statement that, “The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization,” according to The Associated Press.

The military-backed government that forced former president and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed Morsi out of office in a coup has led a violent crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters in recent months. It blames the party for recent attacks in the world’s most populous Arab nation — the Muslim Brotherhood has denied involvement…



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