Senior Leader: Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Use Violence

Wednesday, 03 Jul 2013 06:59 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO — A senior Muslim Brotherhood politician said the Islamist group had no intention of using violence after the army toppled Egypt's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, on Wednesday.

"There is absolutely no direction towards violence. The Brotherhood are not raised on violence. Their cause is a peaceful one, defending their rights, which is stronger than a military coup," Gamal Heshmat told Reuters by telephone.

A leading member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, Heshmat said what the army had done amounted to a "shameful coup". Asked what the group would do next, he said, "We are still in the street, we still don't know if all of the armed forces will accept what Sisi has done."

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is head of Egypt's armed forces.

 

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Egyptian Judge Accuses Al-Jazeera Journalists of Doing Devil's Work

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 16:09 PM

CAIRO , An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying . . .

Iraq Postpones Vote for President, Delaying Power-sharing Deal

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 14:12 PM

Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delayi . . .

Oil Smuggling Finances Islamic State's Caliphate

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:43 AM

Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling cr . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved