M. Brotherhood Declared Terrorists

    FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo, supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold his posters as they raise their hands with four fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. Women supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have stepped into the front line of Islamist protests against Egypt’s military and the interim government installed after Morsi’s removal in a July 3, 2013 coup. Arabic reads, "yes to legitimacy," and "Morsi is my president." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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    The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group, the Egyptian government decided following a suicide bombing attack on a police headquarters that killed 16 people this week. Though the Muslim Brotherhood has denied responsibility for the attack, the military-led government blames the group and has arrested thousands of supporters already in a crackdown against it. “Egypt was horrified from north to south by the hideous crime committed by the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa. “This was in context of dangerous escalation to violence against Egypt and Egyptians and a clear declaration by the Muslim Brotherhood group that it still knows nothing but violence.” The group’s candidate Mohammed Morsi won Eygpt’s presidential election before he was ousted and replaced by the military.

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