Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

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    Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

    Im not a fan of MB but, Im leary of a govt that bans a popular entity and confiscates assetts and money as well.

     

    CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

    The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast network of the Brotherhood, which includes social organizations that have been key for building the group's grassroots support and helping its election victories. The verdict banned the group itself - including the official association it registered earlier this year - as well as "any institution branching out of it or ... receiving financial support from it," according to the court ruling, made public on Egypt's state official news agency MENA.

    The judge at the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters also ordered the "confiscation of all the group's money, assets, and buildings" and said that an independent committee should be formed by the Cabinet to manage the money until final court orders are issued. The verdict can be appealed.

    Perhaps most importantly, the ruling - if upheld in later stages - would give authorities a legal basis for moving against the Brotherhood's network of businesses, school, hospitals and charities that have been the foundation of its political power. That network provided it with financing and recruiting and built popular grassroots support. Built while the group was underground, the links throughout the network are often unclear, with individual Brotherhood members holding ownership.

    Explaining its verdict, the court issued a broad denunciation of the group. It said that since its founding, the Brotherhood group used Islam as "a cover to activities that violate Islam and its rulings. It violated the rights of citizens." It said that while Morsi was in power, "citizens lost their basic rights for social justice and security" and that under it "Egyptians found only repression and arrogance."

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    Re: Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    1. It is probably in our interests and those of our allies.

    2. They don't have a First Amendment.

    3. Do they have any direct terrorist ties? 'Cause we seize assets, etc., of groups like that. Hell, we seize our own citizens' assets if a prosecutor ties them to a criminal enterprise....



    That's true.

    I'm not sure about "direct" terrorist ties.

    We seize assets but, this is more like a party of power (the military) seizing an opposing political parties assets isn't it?

     

     
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    Re: Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

    The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, all you need to do is look at what they and their supporters did while they were in power and during the military takeover.

     

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    Re: Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

    Going back to 1948 the MB was banned in Egypt with occaisional and very short periods where they were  tolerated, to some extent, before eventually the government cracked down them again.  Seems the cycle is perptuating itself yet again.   

     
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    Re: Muslim Brotherhood banned and all assets confiscated by court and Egyptian military. What say you?

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, all you need to do is look at what they and their supporters did while they were in power and during the military takeover.

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    Is "the Muslim Brotherhood" a terrorist organization or just some within it in this country?

    Because if, the organization is then that would incorporate their head quarters here as well right?

     
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