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Egypt’s Brotherhood returns to covert past

AFP, CAIRO

“The Brotherhood has certainly been shaken up, but it still has control of its finances and the majority of its activists are still free,” said Ashraf al-Sharif, a professor of political science at the American University of Cairo.

“As a closed and secret organization, the Brotherhood is capable of resisting this wave of repression and reorganizing itself quickly,” added Haitham Abu Khalil, a former member of the group.

A Brotherhood activist in the city of Port Said said the movement would continue its work, even under pressure and despite the loss of its headquarters.

“We will engage directly with the population once again, and we don’t need offices to do that,” he said.

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