MIDEAST CRISIS: Muslim Brotherhood Members Sprung From Prison


Global media is reporting that at least 34 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood walked out of prison on Sunday after protestors overpowered the guards. According to one report:

At least 34 members of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood political party walked out of prison Sunday after protesters overpowered guards at detention centers. A spokesman for the party made the announcement Sunday. The Muslim Brotherhood members were among thousands of prisoners set free during the violent protests that have rocked Cairo, Alexandria, and other Egyptian cities since Tuesday.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood can be considered to be the “mother” organization of what is referred to in these pages as the Global Muslim Brotherhood which developed as Muslim Brothers fleeing Egypt settled in Europe and the United States, as well as other places, throughout the years. The global network has since eclipsed the Egyptian organization as evidenced by global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi’s decision to turn down the leadership of the Egyptian organization when it was offered to him in 2004.

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