Muslim Brotherhood falls back to violent past

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Egypt’s oldest and largest Islamist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, is seen falling back to violence after its failure to lead the country in the post-January 25 revolution.

The Muslim Brotherhood has a bloody past.


In March 1949, the Brotherhood assassinated Judge Ahmad Bik al- Khazindar, followed by the assassination of Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi al- Nuqrashi in December of the same year.

In 1954, the Islamic organization attempted to assassinate late Egyptian President Jamal Abd-al- Nasir al-Manashiyah.

Islamic groups affiliated to the Brotherhood adopted similar plots. On October, 6 of 1981, the Islamic Jihad assassinated Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat.

The Islamic Group and the Islamic Jihad were responsible for a wave of violence witnessed by Egypt in the nineties of the last century, which included attacks against foreign tourists.

Observers fear that history might repeat itself and drive the Muslim Brotherhood and those who support it from forces of the Islamist political trend outside the political process.

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