Egypt Calls Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

(New York Times) Kareem Fahim - Egypt's military-backed leaders designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, outlawing the country's most successful political movement and vowing to treat anyone who belongs to it, or even takes part in its activities, as a terrorist. The decision came a day after officials blamed the Brotherhood for a suicide bombing at a police headquarters north of Cairo that killed 16 people, though on Wednesday a separate group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has derided the Brotherhood for its lack of militancy, claimed responsibility for the bombing. "The Muslim Brotherhood remains as it was," the cabinet said in a statement. "It only knows violence as a tool."

2013-12-26 00:00:00

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