Saturday, November 23, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood Financing Egyptian Islamists; 50 Extremists Arrested for Attacking Police,Military

Egypt's interior minister today (November 23, 2013) announced the arrest of dozens of "extremists" and accused the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Morsi of financing radical Islamists linked to Al-Qaeda, the Yahoo News website reports.

Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters that security forces had arrested more than 50 members of "extremist groups" with ties to the network founded by Osama bin Laden and now led by his Egyptian successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The interior minister added the suspects were connected with attacks on police and soldiers that have multiplied and killed more than 100 people since the army deposed Morsi on July 3.

The Brotherhood "supports and massively finances from abroad numerous radical terrorists in several groups" that have since the summer "launched a series of terrorist acts seeking to sow terror," Ibrahim said.

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