Egypt's Brotherhood predicts collapse of Sisi regime

Perceived government failures have increasingly brought Egypt's Sisi regime under fire

Egypt's Brotherhood predicts collapse of Sisi regime

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Muslim Brotherhood group described the rule of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as “precarious”, going on to predict its eventual demise.

In a recent statement, the outlawed Brotherhood said the al-Sisi regime had failed to solve Egypt’s chronic problems, especially in terms of security and economy.

“This criminal authority can’t continue with all these failures,” the group asserted, referring to the Sisi regime.

A recent bout of inflation and torrential rains that killed dozens of people over the past week have brought the regime under fire.

Criticism of the government has become increasingly vocal since a Russian passenger plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last week, killing all 224 people aboard.

In the days that followed, reports emerged that the plane may have been brought down by a bomb.

The Muslim Brotherhood describes Sisi, a former army chief, as the “coup leader” who led the military to oust President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Since Morsi’s ouster, Egyptian authorities have waged a relentless crackdown on dissent that has mainly targeted the ousted president’s supporters, leaving hundreds dead and thousands behind bars.

In late 2013, the Egyptian government labeled the Brotherhood, the country’s oldest Islamist group, a “terrorist” organization.

Egypt’s military-backed authorities blame the Brotherhood for a string of militant attacks on security personnel that have rocked the country since Morsi’s overthrow.

The Brotherhood, for its part, denies the claims, saying it adheres to strictly peaceful forms of activism.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Kasım 2015, 14:15