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Egypt outlaws Muslim Brotherhood

SEEKING LEGITIMACY:The Islamist organization, almost a century-old, is unlikely to stop being a part of Egyptian politics. It says the ‘junta’ is trying to crush dissent

AFP, CAIRO

The decision further reduces the already remote chances of reconciliation between the interim authorities and the influential movement, which still has a loyal grassroots base.

“A ban represents a blunt approach in which there is no space for the Brotherhood in political and social life,” said Michael Hanna, an Egypt specialist with the New York-based Century Foundation think tank.

Senior Brotherhood members said the movement was willing to concede its core demand for Morsi’s reinstatement, but wanted guarantees its imprisoned members would be released and its leaders would be allowed to operate freely.

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