World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will not work with "the usurper authorities", a member of its executive board said on Thursday, rejecting feelers from the newly sworn-in head of state after the military removed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi from power.
"We reject participation in any work with the usurper authorities," Sheikh Abdel Rahman al-Barr said in a statement published on the group's website.
"We call on protesters to show self restraint and stay peaceful. We reject the oppressive, police state practices: killing, arrests, curbing media freedom and closing TV channels
THEY WILL NOT TAKE UP ARMS
"This is a military coup. We will remain and deprive it of legitimacy until it is corrected," Mohamed El-Beltagy told reporters at a pro-Mursi sit-in outside a mosque in Cairo.
Asked if the Brotherhood might take up arms, he said: "No. That is unlikely." The 85-year-old movement, long suppressed during years of military-backed rule, renounced violence decades ago.Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Temmuz 2013, 16:52