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Tamarod wants Muslim Brotherhood listed as terrorist organization

July 31, 2013 at 6:19 AM   |   Comments

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CAIRO, July 31 (UPI) -- The Egyptian Tamarod movement that led protests against ousted President Mohamed Morsi wants his Muslim Brotherhood to be listed as a terrorist organization.

The movement called on the United States to give that label to the Muslim Brotherhood and said the Hamas military wing in the Gaza Strip, which is listed as a terror organization, is a brotherhood offshoot, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

Tamarod said 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. government to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood.

In another development, Tamarod spokesman Mahmoud Badr said the movement hopes Egypt's interim government will formulate an entirely new constitution rather than amend the existing one drawn up by Morsi, who was ousted July 3, Masry al-Youm reported.

"We want a civilian, democratic constitution that ... upholds equal opportunity and does not differentiate between Egyptians on the basis of religion or race," Badr said.

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