JERUSALEM – Following the ousting today of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s president, members of his Muslim Brotherhood are already studying how to form a so-called military wing to carry out terrorist attacks, according to a senior Egyptian security official speaking to WND.
The official said the possibilities the Muslim Brotherhood members were discussing include formally renouncing membership in the Muslim Brotherhood so they can direct attacks, including against tourist sites in Egypt.
The Brotherhood’s proposed military wing would model itself after Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya, a notorious Egyptian terror group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, the official said.
Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya is suspected of involvement in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and it took credit for the 1995 attempted killing of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It has carried out scores of deadly terrorist attacks, some targeting foreign tourists.
Today, Egypt’s powerful military responded to days of massive protests by ousting Morsi and suspending the constitution after the 48-hour army deadline for Morsi to meet opposition demands expired.
Egyptian army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced in a televised address that Morsi will be replaced by the chief justice of the country’s constitutional court, pending new elections.