Egypt’s military-run government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.
The move comes months after the military removed Mohammed Morsi from the presidency. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate in the 2012 election.
The new government’s minister of education read a statement announcing the decision, which will give more power to authorities to crack down on the group.
“The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization,” the statement from Minister of Higher Education Hossam Elssa read, according to a Fox News report.
The organization has long been a power in Egypt, and was an illegal group in that country until after the 2011 revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. But under Morsi, serious opposition developed against the group.
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