Islamist leaders join Hamas in mourning Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi
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Leaders from Turkey, Qatar, Iran, Malaysia, and Pakistan, as well as the U.S.-designated Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, lamented the death of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president and a prominent MB leader.
Before his demise, Morsi spent six years in prison after Egypt’s then-military chief, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, led the public movement that ousted the MB chief in July 2013.
Sisi is now the president of Egypt, which — along with Russia and Muslim-majority Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain — have deemed the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing a similar designation for MB, which has spawned jihadis and offshoots like Hamas that rely on violence to achieve their goals.
Since it came into existence in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to establish a sharia-compliant global caliphate by changing existing governments and societies from within, internal documents made public revealed.
Some of the leaders who mourned Morsi hail from at least four countries that Breitbart News determined in May 2019 have allowed MB to freely operate within its borders: Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, and Israel’s Palestinian Territories.