Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Filling Pro-Western Military's Ranks with Islamists

(Washington Times) Bill Gertz - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated government recently allowed members of the Brotherhood and hardline jihadists to join Egypt's military academy for the first time. According to U.S. officials, intelligence reports say the government of President Morsi is covertly taking steps to take control over the pro-Western military and the police forces. The head of the military academy, Ismat Murad, said the new batch of Islamist students included Morsi's nephew, a Muslim Brotherhood leader. The Brotherhood is also planning to restructure the Egyptian Interior Ministry and place Brotherhood members in key ministry positions.

2013-04-02 00:00:00

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