The AP is reporting that an Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and has ordered its assets confiscated. This ruling bans the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out activities inside the country. Prior to the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, the Brotherhood had been outlawed for most of its 85 years in existence. But after the 2011 ouster of Mubarak, the terror group was allowed to work openly, formed a political party and rose to power in a string of post-Mubarak elections.
These two probably have a lot of explaining to do regarding the Arab Spring
An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood group and ordered its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt state TV said the court issued its ruling on Monday.
The Brotherhood was outlawed for most of its 85 years in existence. But after the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, it was allowed to work openly, formed a political party and rose to power in a string of post-Mubarak elections. In March, it registered as a recognized non-governmental organization.
“The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,” judge Mohammed al-Sayed said in a statement on Monday, according to Reuters.
The court also ordered the Muslim Brotherhood’s assets confiscated.