Muslim Brotherhood protesters- Reuters
CAIRO – 23 August 2017: After being banned in Egyptian media since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) continue escalating against Egypt, defending their policies worldwide through foreign websites.
Recently, the Information Centre of the Muslim Brotherhood based in London has published a report for the British newspaper, Middle East Eye, that was showing support for the protests of Rabaa and al-Nahda squares in 2013 and for Brotherhood affiliates, claiming that the protest was peaceful and did not include any weapons.
This came despite the confessions of Ahmed al-Mogheer, the right hand man of former Deputy Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, that there were weapons with the protesters.
Middle East Eye is one of the foreign media outlets, that is well known for its support to the outlawed group and continuous criticism for the Egyptian presidency.
The report further called on international escalation through using the number of human rights reports lawsuits issued against Egypt as evidence.
Expert in international affairs, Mohamed Hamed commented on such reports saying that “British outlets are not the only outlets defending the Brotherhood and criticizing their removal from the political scene, but outlets in Washington also, follow the same policy under the claim of defending human rights.”
“The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to convince Western countries that they are oppressed, so that they defended them,” he added.
Moreover, former leader of the Brotherhood group, Tarek el-Beshbashy said, “The members of the outlawed group communicate with foreign media outlets to write about them, in exchange for millions of dollars.”
He also related that the MB is aiming for these reports that polish their image and distort that of the Egyptian government’s.
In 2013, the Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group and banned its activities.