“Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood ‘activities'” BBC


"A court in Egypt has banned "all activities" by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Cairo administrative court said its ruling applied to the Islamist group, its non-governmental organisation and "any organisation derived from it".
It also ordered the interim government to seize the Brotherhood's funds and form a panel to administer its frozen assets until any appeal had been heard.
"  BBC


 The picture with Mursi's face on it bears has a label with the words, "na'am lil-shar'ia."  This means "Yes to legitimacy."  The yellow sign bears the four finger sign of the Islamic resistance to the present government and the words, "kulna raabi'a"  This is evidently a reference to the name of the mosque at which there were many MB demonstrators killed.

The MB?  They will be suppressed for a long time.



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17 Responses to “Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood ‘activities'” BBC

  1. Babak Makkinejad says:

    I think that means “We are all wih/in the Opposition.”

  2. petrous says:

    About the yellow sign, it seems to be saying ‘we are all The 4 ‘ as in the 4 fingers on the sign alluding to the MB.
    At least that is my take on it.

  3. Will says:

    rabi?a= the four outstretched fingers?

  4. kodlu says:

    This symbol has been used in Turkey by Erdogan supporters–MB fellow travellers–including the verging on dictatorial and unstable Prime Minister himself. Apparently the square where the MB supporters gathered is called “Rabia’tul Adevviye” [spelling? I’ve written it as how you’d write it in Turkish] and Rabia also means “four” or “fourth” in Arabic. The claim I have read says some MB supporters died in that square after the Egyptian army cracked down.

  5. JohnH says:

    I’m wondering if the MB is trying to drum up something for Friday, October 4?
    Also, I might translate the other sign as “yes to legitimacy.”

  6. Matthew says:

    So back to a dictatorship more absolute than Mubarak’s? I wonder what those twittering clowns at Tamarod will do now. The Egyptian “army” had no problem rolling APC’s over peaceful Coptic protesters under SCAF. The “liberals” should be worried.

  7. MartinJ says:

    As Kodlu said, its to do with Raba’a Square where the army put a bloody end to the Brotherhood’s demonstrations.

  8. Anon1 says:

    Doesnt’ this make Al-Zawahiri look like the “winner” in his split with the MB over the use of violence against the state? Given what happend in Algeria after the 1992 coup against the FIS coming to power, do you think that an armed Islamist insurgency is a distinct possibility now?

  9. turcopolier says:

    Thanks to all of you who helped me with the sign inscriptions. I had never seen “legitimacy” as a word in Arabic and the mosque name was not something I had noticed. pl

  10. confusedponderer says:

    Hezbollah’s flag is yellow too. What does yellow stand for in the Arabic world? Is there a special symbolism to it as with green?

  11. JohnH says:

    Origins and symbolism of “all of us the fourth”

  12. Amir says:

    It can also look like the stylized version of the name of good “Allah”. Take the R from the next word with the 4 fingers.

  13. Tarek Fawzi says:

    The escalation will continue with naming the group as a terrorist group due to their illegalactivities and collaboration with hamas and al qadea terrorist group and Morsi conspiracy with them which is expected to be unveiled in his trial for high treason supported with recorded conversations with its leader.This is also in line with tht USA Russis Saudi arabia whk has already listed them under terrorkst group.

  14. nick b says:

    Col., This is as you predicted in your August 18 post. What should I watch for next?

  15. FB Ali says:

    I think it is quite likely. When a movement with a large popular base is denied all forms of peaceful political expression it is, in effect, driven underground. While the bulk of its supporters remain silently committed, young activists are likely to take to the only means of opposition open to them — violence.
    It is true that Mubarak’s regime managed to suppress the violence of Islamists, but the world has moved on. There is an active militant jihadi movement flourishing in the Muslim world, including on Egypt’s borders — the Sinai and Libya. It will slowly seep into Egypt.

  16. turcopolier says:

    rick b
    I do not agree with FB Ali when he writes “but the world has moved on.” Egypt has not moved on very much. Throughout the Nasser and Mubarak eras there was continual Islamist undergrond agitation frequently erupting in violence against the Copts and foreign tourists. I expect that kind of thing to re-emerge as the major focus of MB and other Salafi activity. The Egyptin police are both cruel and brutally effective. they will be the main actors in this drama. pl

  17. nick b says:

    Col., That is what I would imagine too: that the MB would go underground and start a campaign of violence, as we saw in the past. To me this begs the question: why would the new Egyptian government ban the MB outright? By driving them underground does it not almost ensure violent/’terrorist’ reaction? I can’t help but think the Government’s interests are better served by allowing the MB to exist in a smaller version that could be more easily contained and monitored. If my ignorance is showing, please accept my apologies, but these are my thoughts.

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