December 19, 2013


Egypt Accuses Morsi of Vast Terrorist Plot (DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, 12/19/13, NY Times)

Prosecutors accused Mr. Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, of having allied with the historic enemies of the security forces and the military. Prosecutors charged that, in addition to colluding with Iran, Mr. Morsi plotted with the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and with the Palestinian Sunni group Hamas, and that he planned to work with extremists to declare an Islamic emirate in Sinai.

"They are pretty fantastical, to say the least," Sarah Leah Whitson, the regional director for Human Rights Watch, said of the accusations. "Through both legal processes and their control of the media, the government has been trying to generate this notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization carrying out violent acts, with the absence of any evidence, and these charges really underscore the extent to which the government is focused on exterminating the Muslim Brotherhood as a political opposition. It is an all-out campaign to destroy it."

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