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Two Egyptian supermarket chains closed for Brotherhood ties

Zad and Seoudi - two prominent supermarkets in Cairo - have been closed, with all assets frozen, due to their owners being connected to the banned Muslim Brotherhood

El-Sayed Gamel El-Din, Sunday 15 Jun 2014
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Security forces in front of Egypt's Seoudi Market (Photo: Mohamed Animer)
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Egypt's security authorities raided two major retailers, Seoudi and Zad, on Sunday after their owners were proven to have backed the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

A judicial committee formed in late 2013 to handle and examine the Brotherhood's confiscated assets has ordered a freeze on the funds of both supermarkets, following the closure of all respective branches.

Zad market, which opened in 2012, is owned by prominent Brotherhood leader and businessman Khairat El-Shater, now in jail on a variety of charges. The market has 15 stores in Cairo's Nasr City district.

Seoudi, however, was established in 1938 and is owned by the businessman Abdel El-Rahman Seoudi, who was arrested in 2007 and later acquitted of charges of belonging to the banned group.

At least nine Seoudi branches have been placed under police surveillance.

A crackdown on Brotherhood members and the group's top leadership since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 has also seen the group's assets confiscated and frozen.

The Brotherhood was officially declared a terrorist organisation in December 2013 by Egypt's interim authorities.
 

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ayman
16-06-2014 10:59am
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There was plenty of time for members of the brotherhood to cancel their membership and stay away from that organization. Every card carrying member of the brotherhood has to kickback a monthly installment of his paycheck or profit to that criminal organization. So, anyone who insists to remain, support and fund the MB is subject to the law punishing terrorist organizations.
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khaled
15-06-2014 09:37pm
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robbery
This is a state robbery nothing else. This is not politics that any on just a revenage by the regime.Dont push someone to the wall that only option is then left counter revenage.this sort of dirty cc politics will destroy the whole Egypt.
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Noam Abdullah
15-06-2014 07:04pm
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Pushing people to Extremism (Syrian Example)
I am British Muslim, born and raised there, please explain why Egyptians have turned on their religion? Or is this just a powerful minority running the show? Making themselves the only voice? With the help of the military, minorities, the corrupt etc. Has anybody in this forum read the biography of prophet muhamad (pbuh), if you believe we should separate religion and politics, please give an example of how he separated the two. He was leader of Muslims politically, militarily, intellectually and spiritually. Similarly Abubakr, Omar, Othman, Ali, Etc. This is why political Islam will last as long as Islam. If you choose to abandon Islam that's your choice but don't insist it's what muhamad brought! Secularism. You can crush MB, but you can't crush Islam unless you leave it on mass. Too many original and agreed on sources of Islam exist, such as Quran and Hadith. All teach Islam is a way of life.
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ayman
17-06-2014 02:02pm
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We haven't turned. It is the majority right now running the show, the clearly moderate majority of the public as opposed to the varying degrees of radicalism exhibited by the minority MB and its splinter cells. You are correct, Noam, in that Islam will remain and that it is a way of life, your life, your choice. Not a choice for you and a sword to be held over other people's heads. It is not a tool to be manipulated, by twisting interpretations according to your understanding or hidden agenda, and then used to deceive, coerce or force anyone else by force or law. In a sense it is greater than that, it is the way you behave and act with other people to prove to them that what you are offering is better than other alternatives, so people will "want" to follow it out of their own choice. That is how Islam truly spread. And, by the way, in essence that is secularism and capitalism, just not the overly sensitive and extreme forms exercised by some western countries, since Islam does incorpo
Mike
16-06-2014 09:50pm
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If you don't understand why politics and religion must be kept separate; you are part of the problem. Not the solution.
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patkar
15-06-2014 05:25pm
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only that ?
what about Shater's involvement in CITY STAR mall together with Badie , those guys are everywhere
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Aladdin, Menya
15-06-2014 04:55pm
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Hnoring our Police & Security Forces
You saved Egypt from Islamist terrorists. We are behind you all the way. Allah Akber.
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Egyptian
15-06-2014 06:41pm
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The security forces ARE the terrorists, criminals, theives and mass murderers!
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