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Egypt Names Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group

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December 25, 2013 AT 7:25 AM
Egypt's military-backed interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, a dramatic escalation that gives authorities more power in cracking down on them. Hossam Eissa, the Minister of Higher Education, read out the Cabinet statement after long meeting on Wednesday. Eissa said: "The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization." The Brotherhood is the group that ousted President Mohammed Morsi belongs to and which has waged near-daily protests since a July 3 popularly backed military coup toppled his government.