Muslim Brotherhood banned in Egypt

At the moment, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is in bad odor with the public. They took power, screwed up the economy, tried to foist sharia law on mostly reluctant citizens. But there is also little doubt that if an election was held today, they would receive a plurality of votes. The secular opposition just never organized effectively enough to counter the Brotherhood's social and religious networks. All of this is moot now, as an Egyptian court has outlawed the Brotherhood in its entirety.Associated Press: An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast network of the Brotherhood, which includes social organizations that have been key for building the group's grassroots support and helping its election victories. The ...(Read Full Post)