Brotherhood: Egypt army chief Sisi's 'threat' won't stop rallies

CAIRO Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:41am EDT

Flares are fired as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (back) clash with anti-Mursi protesters, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square, in Cairo July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Flares are fired as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (back) clash with anti-Mursi protesters, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square, in Cairo July 22, 2013.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A call by Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for mass protests on Friday against "violence and terrorism" amounts to a threat against the Muslim Brotherhood, a senior member of the group said.

"Your threat will not stop the millions from continuing to gather," Essam El-Erian wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday, calling Sisi "a coup leader who kills women, children and those at prayer."

Around 100 people have been killed since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, most of them supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood who died in street clashes with the military and Mursi's opponents.

(Reporting by Noah Browning; Editing by Matt Robinson)

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Mike1111 wrote:
Egyptian Army is right to try to fight off Muslim Brotherhood. The Army Chiefs know too well that the true Muslim Brotherhood is not about serving their citizens, but more about serving their own whims. And as such, should be restrained from political power in Egypt.

Here is yet another example of blatant hypocrisy by a senior Muslim Brotherhood’s official – Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh’s sisters hold Israeli passports!!! Sounds more like a joke…. but apparently it is right…

http://al-taqareer.com/?p=4213

Jul 24, 2013 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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