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Brotherhood cites media 'exaggeration' over alleged HQ attacks

Muslim Brotherhood leader says that attacks outside Muslim Brotherhood office were exaggerated, and blames 'provocation' on part of protesters

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 17 Mar 2013
Mahmoud Hussein
Muslim Brotherhood General Secretary Mahmoud Hussein (Photo courtesy: ikwhanweb)
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The General Secretary of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Hussein blamed the media for exaggerating the attacks on protesters at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters on Saturday.

Violence broke out on Saturday after a meeting between Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal at the building in the Mokattam district of Cairo.

Dozens protested against Badie and the Brotherhood, with some spraying graffiti in the vicinity.

Hussein told Ahram Online on Sunday that no attacks had taken place directly outside the headquarters, but only in a nearby area.

In response to videos and pictures circulating online showing journalists and protesters attacked after drawing graffiti criticising the Brotherhood, Hussein attempted to clarify that there were “provocative measures taken by the protesters.” 

Shortly after the incident on Saturday night, Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan had also stated that some journalists and photographers had been involved in “provocative” acts alongside protesters. 

A number of demonstrators swore at Brotherhood “youth” deployed at the group’s headquarters, he added.

Cairo Security chief Osama Samir said Sunday afternoon that fifteen people carrying Molotovs were arrested for involvement in Saturday’s attacks, and that five policemen had also been injured. Two vehicles were also burned, one of which was a security vehicle.

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17-03-2013 02:55pm
Sticks and stones!
Amazing....if you live in the area, you would not feel the media report was exaggerated, seeing one of the MB militia attack a woman, then hit a young man so violently that blood is pouring down his face and body onto the ground.....perhaps the Brotherhood see this as, a 'minor' attack. Initially the MB spokesman said on the air that the reason for this violence was verbal insults, 'sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me', the MB need to heed these words before responding with sticks and chains to mere words albeit the truth. The Muslim Brotherhood was mulling a name change, perhaps the 'Muslim Mafia' would be more representative. Why is the exact location of the attack so relevant to Mr Hussain, it was just a one minute walk away from their headquarters, as the actual street was blocked.
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