Egypt government mulls declaring Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization

Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Credit: State Department.

( Egyptian media reports indicated that the military-backed government is mulling the possibility of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

According to Egypt’s El-Watan, interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has discussed with his ministers a directive that will declare the Islamist group a terror organization. Egypt’s military blames the Muslim Brotherhood for organizing violence and protests since the July 2013 ouster of former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s defense minister and de-facto leader General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” according to a fan poll conducted on their site. El-Sisi, who came to power during the Morsi ouster, won 26.2 percent of the vote, beating out Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and American pop star Miley Cyrus. 

Posted on December 6, 2013 .