Egypt court to decide on Brotherhood dissolution

Monday 23-09-2013 12:51 PM
Egypt court to decide on Brotherhood dissolution

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A Cairo court is set to rule on the legal dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood group and the freezing of its funds and property on Monday.

A lawsuit has been filed by the leftist Tagammu Party demanding the dissolution of the group, which was registered as an NGO in March, on grounds that "it used its premises to store weapons and explosives."

The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, was dissolved twice before; during the reign of Egypt's monarchy in 1951 and during the rule of President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954.

The Islamist group’s credo since its foundation is, "Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and dying in the way of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."

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