Monday’s ruling addressed a lawsuit filed by the leftist party Tagammu, which accused the Brotherhood of being a terrorist organization and of “exploiting religion in political slogans.” Laying out its decision, the court reached back to the Brotherhood’s founding in 1928, when Egypt was ruled by a British-backed monarchy, and argued that the organization had always used religion as a cover for its political goals....What is wrong with using religion as a cover for political goals? In the United States, we staunchly defend our right to do that.
The Brotherhood, which began as a social and religious revival movement, was tacitly tolerated for years despite being outlawed, growing into Egypt’s largest philanthropic organization, with a national network of clinics, schools and other charities helping to provide a partial social safety net below the rickety Egyptian state....
Ibrahim Moneir, a Brotherhood official who is still at large, called the ruling “totalitarian.”
September 23, 2013
"An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and the confiscation of its assets..."
"The court ruling formalizes the suppression of the group..."