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July 31, 2013 10:07 am

Petition for White House to Declare Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood a ‘Terrorist Group’ Surpasses 100,000 Signature Threshold

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Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

An online petition calling for the US to declare Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist group” has surpassed 120,000 signatures in a month, qualifying to be officially considered by the White House, Daily News Egypt reported, linking to the petition.

“The Muslim Brotherhood has shown in the past few days that it is willing to engage in violence and killing of innocent civilians in order to invoke fear in the hearts of its opponents,” the petition said, adding: “This is terrorism.” The petition also accused the Brotherhood of having direct ties with other terrorist groups, including Hamas.

The petition was created through the “We the People” section of  www.whitehouse.gov. To be considered officially by the administration, a petition must gather 150 signatures within 30 days from its creation, then 100,000 more signatures within the next 30 days. Daily News Egypt said the petition was created on July 7 and by July 30 already had 120,000 signatures.

Other Egyptian groups have been declared terror organizations by the US, including Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, in 1997. Daily News Egypt said the group, represented in Egypt by their political wing, the Building and Development Party, called on the US to be removed from this list in May.

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  • waleed

    The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.

  • Marwa Adam

    MB Is A terrorist Fascist Organization

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  • mahmoud

    The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.

  • mohamed

    محمد ابراهيم

    “Mohamed Ibrahim”

  • tamer adel

    The Muslim Brotherhood must Drjhm the under penalty of Alkhlaat of international terrorist should treat them as criminals, terrorists

  • mohamed

    To whom it may concern:

    you don’t need to read the history to understand that The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.

    mohamed

  • tony

    Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist group and threaten international peace and security and not only Egypt and have important ties with al-Qaeda all over the world are now carry out terrorist acts targeting the Egyptian army and the Egyptian police and the entire Egyptian people

  • ارهابيين

    “Terrorists…”

  • Laura Huvard

    To whom it may concern:

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Laura Huvard

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Islam is the enemy of peace contrary of what the said, Egypt brotherhood is a terrorist group by fact not words.

  • olga gazman

    One need only look at the children on front line of pro-Muslim Brotherhood demos dressed for their “martyrdom”: “I am ready to die!”

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