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Muslim Brotherhood may go back underground to survive Egyptian military crackdown

A campaign of repression by Egypt’s government against the Muslim Brotherhood could force the group back into the shadows, once again becoming a clandestine organisation. A return to the underground could allow the group, which has seen its victorious presidential candidate ousted from office and its top leaders arrested, a…

Egypt’s media line up behind state against Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s media, both public and private, have lined up behind the government in portraying its fight against the Muslim Brotherhood as a “war on terror” and vilifying foreign journalists. As police and troops chase down members of the Islamist group, from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails, the media have…

Billionaire Saudi prince fires celebrity TV preacher for ‘extremist inclinations’ and links to the Muslim Brotherhood

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has fired a renowned Kuwaiti preacher and motivational speaker from the top job at the religious television channel he owns for what he described as “extremist inclinations” and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia has come out strongly in support…

Muslim Brotherhood pushes for more protests after bloody ‘Day of Rage’

By Crispian Balmer and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy. Undeterred by…

Watch live: Egyptian protesters ask for witnesses — ‘we know they’re going to kill us tonight’

Massive violence erupted in the streets of Cairo on Friday as those loyal to ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police and military forces. According to a report in the Huffington Post, at least 50 people are estimated to have died in Friday’s violence. Though…

Egypt death toll soars as Obama leads muted international condemnation

Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for a second day on Thursday as muted international condemnation led by Barack Obama failed to quell violence now said to have killed at least 638 people and wounded many thousands more. The death toll from the ongoing crackdown is…

Muslim Brotherhood supporters to intensify protests against ‘military tyranny’ in Egypt

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, while families tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces. Egypt’s government says 525 people were killed and thousands wounded…

State lawmaker calls Lindsey Graham ‘a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood’

The state lawmaker looking to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced his candidacy on Tuesday by accusing him of being too friendly with not only President Barack Obama but the Islamic governing regime in Egypt. According to The State, state Sen. Lee Bright (R) slammed Graham for fulfilling Obama’s request…

Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri says U.S. behind coup against Mohamed Morsi

Al-Qaida chief posts web message about his homeland, blaming foreign powers, Christians and ‘spineless’ Muslim Brotherhood The head of al-Qaida has accused the US of overthrowing the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, but also said he was responsible for his own downfall by for trying to appease Washington. Ayman al-Zawahiri,…

U.S. gives seal of approval to Egypt’s new leaders

By Maggie Fick and Angus MacSwan CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi prepared for confrontation on Friday, and the United States said Egypt’s military had been “restoring democracy” when it drove him from office. Thousands were gathered in two Muslim Brotherhood camps in Cairo, defying warnings…

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