Egypt’s Brotherhood (Brothers of America ) calls for intervention in Syria
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“The Muslim Brotherhood calls on Arab, Islamic and international governments … and the people of the free world to intervene to stop these massacres, especially after the failure of international forces and international monitoring to stop them,” spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan said in a statement.
He did not say exactly what the world should do about Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate in Egypt’s presidential elections, Mohammad Mursi, topped last week’s first-round poll, unofficial results show. The Islamist group already dominates both houses of parliament after earlier elections.
The UN Security Council on Sunday condemned Assad’s government for firing heavy weapons at Houla.
Ghozlan also called on Syrians to put aside their differences and unite to “bring down the regime, make the revolution succeed and free the heroic Syrian people.”
He said the Syrian government’s crimes were worse than those of Genghis Khan, a warrior who founded the Mongol empire in the 13th century.
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood is part of the opposition to Assad, and is seeking to capitalize on the revolution with Gulf support in a bid to usurp power in the country.
The Syrian and Egyptian branches of the Brotherhood share the same ideology, but have no direct organizational links.
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