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4/28/2014 (2 years ago)

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'We will not tremble because death in the name of Allah is faith. May Allah accept,' leader says

In a crackdown on Islamist extremists, an Egyptian court has sentenced the leader of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood along with its hundreds of supporters to death. The court also handed down a final capital punishment ruling for 37 others.

'If they hung us a thousand times God will never detract from what it is right,' Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie reportedly shouted. 'We will not tremble because death in the name of Allah is faith. May Allah accept.'

"If they hung us a thousand times God will never detract from what it is right," Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie reportedly shouted. "We will not tremble because death in the name of Allah is faith. May Allah accept."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/28/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, Mohamed Morsi


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The charges, handed down by the same change, were in connection with violent riots in the central Egyptian city of Minya last August. A police officer was killed during that violence following a deadly crackdown by security forces on two Cairo sit-ins held by the supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted last July.

The Brotherhood's leader, Mohammed Badie is among 683 supporters of Morsi. The death sentences are not final. The case has since been referred to the nation's grand mufti, Egypt's highest religious authority, for review.

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The official Web site of the Muslim Brotherhood said Morsi's son, Osama, attended the court session.

"If they hung us a thousand times God will never detract from what it is right," Badie reportedly shouted. "We will not tremble because death in the name of Allah is faith. May Allah accept."

In regards to the 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death last month, the judge upheld 37 death sentences. The others saw their sentences commuted to life in prison.

Most of the people sentenced were tried in absentia. All defendants are still permitted to appeal.

The sentences "put an end to the myth of independence of the judiciary" and "are solely based on direct orders from the coup masterminds who deposed the legitimate elected President for personal interests," Gamal Heshmat, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Shura Council said. "There is no justice, no legal system in Egypt any more. Lawsuits are now turned into political battles, where the ruler seeks revenge against honorable patriotic citizens.

"These judgments are worthless," he said in a written statement. "We will not be intimidated. We will not abandon the Revolution raging in the street, and which assures the whole world that there is no justice in Egypt."

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "is alarmed by the news" of the mass death sentence, his spokesman said. "Verdicts that clearly appear not to meet basic fair trial standards, particularly those which impose the death penalty, are likely to undermine prospects for long-term stability," which is "essential for the overall stability of the entire North Africa and Middle East region."

Ban says that he "intends to discuss these concerns and other issues with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt Nabil Fahmy later this week."

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