CAIRO – 23 September 2019: Emirati-Jordanian Islamic preacher Wassim Youssef has repeated Egypt's Ministry of Endowments' remarks against Muslim Brotherhood group, designated by the Egyptian state as terrorist, calling them "Khawarij."
Khawarij refers to a group of political dissenters who announced their disobedience especially after the death of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, and killed their leaders. Khawarij killed Prophet Muhammad’s cousin, son-in-law and fourth caliph, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, during his term (c. 656-661).
Youssef, in an interview with Kuwaiti Al-Shahed TV, said that the Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist group, not a group of ideology, and that they resemble Al-Khawarij who use weapons to achieve their illegitimate purpose.
He asserted that the outlawed group members turn against each other and always rejects calls for ideological debate.
All armed parties stem from the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Youssef asserted.
Egypt has designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as terrorist since late in 2013, after former President Mohamed Morsi, who also served as head of the "terrorist" group, was ousted. Morsi died in June this year after he collapsed in court during his trial.
A voice message, believed to be recorded by fugitive Hani Sabry, allegedly a Muslim Brotherhood "terrorist" group member, has asked others who he called "youth" to send him links of Facebook accounts, few days ago, as part of a systematic campaign attempting to oust the president.
Moreover, MBC Masr satellite channel broadcast on Friday a footage, which showed one of the "Muslim Brotherhood" leaders calling on supporters to gather near their houses and then fill the cities' squares.