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Cabinet decision to disperse sit-in is 'terrorism': Brotherhood

Brotherhood plan to continue their Cairo sit-ins despite cabinet's instructions to police to disperse them

Ahram Online , Wednesday 31 Jul 2013
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The Muslim Brotherhood described a decision by the Egyptian cabinet to order security forces to disperse a pro-Morsi sit-in as “terrorism.”

“Morsi loyalists will continue their sit-in, and no threats will frighten them,” Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref said in an interview with CNN's Arabic website.

“The military coup is the terrorism,” he added.

In a statement on Wednesday, the cabinet stated that the pro-Morsi rallies are “no longer acceptable,” and asked the interior ministry to take "all legal measures" to disperse the sit-ins and “confront acts of terrorism and road blocking.”

Aref told CNN that the sit-ins in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square and Nahda Square have hosted human rights organisations and foreign photographers and journalists who saw for themselves what Aref described as the double standards of official state media in portraying pro-Morsi sit-ins.

“[The media] attack the pro-Morsi sit-ins, with no talk of what happens in the [anti-Morsi sit-ins] in Tahrir Square and at the presidential palace,” Aref said.

In a statement on Wednesday, the cabinet asked the interior ministry to take "all legal measures" to disperse the sit-ins, and asserted that their decision was made based on the people’s mandate to crackdown on "violence and terrorism."

Army chief and defence minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called on the Egyptian people to take to the streets last Friday to mandate the army and the police to crackdown on "violence and terrorism." Millions demonstrated, including many political parties and entities such as the anti-Morsi ‘Rebel’ campaign.

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J.M.Jordan
02-08-2013 11:53am
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Police (or Army) terminating a sit-in is commonplace
...not terrorism... internationally. It has e.g. happened to the anti-nuclear villages of Grohnde and Gorleben in Germany. In France, at the end of the day though Malville had been a glorious one-million people anti-nuclear demonstration everybody had to leave, who didn't move quickly enough was summary court subjected. No. Terrorism's when people arrested coming out of mosques bear weapons. Also dito lying at the bottom of vans suppposedly carrying exclusively sit-in food stuffs. Etc.
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Beth
01-08-2013 05:20am
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What does Allah want?
Surely Allah does not want his true believers to battle, torture and slay each other. Could it be that he does? No, surely not, for he loves us. I pray that His wisdom will descend upon the leaders of both sides in this conflict and that each side will set aside their preconceived ideas and bow to His will. I ask anyone who reads this to join me in my prayer, and let there be peace in Egypt.
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