Brotherhood: There can be no stability under Sissi
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Brotherhood: There can be no stability under Sissi

Islamist group enraged by Egyptian general's decision to quit military and run for president

In this July 12, 2013, photo, Egyptian policemen hold a picture with portraits of Army Chief Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser at Tahrir Square, in Cairo. Arabic in the picture reads,'Salutation to the great men of Egypt,' (photo credit: AP)
In this July 12, 2013, photo, Egyptian policemen hold a picture with portraits of Army Chief Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser at Tahrir Square, in Cairo. Arabic in the picture reads,'Salutation to the great men of Egypt,' (photo credit: AP)

CAIRO — A Muslim Brotherhood leader said there can be no stability and security in Egypt under Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who announced Wednesday he was quitting the army to run for the presidency.

“There can be no stability or security under the shadow of Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in the presidency,” Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Brotherhood’s political bureau, told AFP in phone interview from London.

The Brotherhood of deposed president Mohammed Morsi, toppled by Sissi in July, has pressed ahead with waning but often deadly protests demanding the Islamist’s reinstatement.

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