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EGYPT Brotherhood and Military Clash Tarek Fawzy / AP Photo

Brotherhood and Military Clash

After a new round of protests, the Muslim Brotherhood has demanded that Egypt's military leaders step down and allow for a new, civilian prime minister to take power. This marks a reversal for the group, a formerly outlawed Islamicist organization that now holds a majority in the new parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood initially said it was content to wait for the generals to hand over power in June, but as the protests have intensified, it changed its position. The change took place against the backdrop of an economic crisis and the United States threatening to pull its aid over criminal charges filed against 16 Americans tied to NGOs in Egypt.

February 9, 2012 8:03 PM