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CAIRO – 19 June 2017: The Council of Senior Scholars, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body and the advisor of the king on religious matters, tweeted on Monday statements condemning the Muslim Brotherhood.
The first tweet called the Brotherhood’s religious jurisprudence “incorrect.” The second tweet accused members of the Brotherhood of being partisan, and whose goal is to be in power.
The third tweet accused the outlawed group of not caring for the Sunna, calling the Brotherhood’s school of thought to be rebellion against the state.
On June 5, many Arab states cut ties with Qatar on accusations that the state supports terrorist groups. Among the groups they are accused of harboring are the Muslim Brotherhood, who were outlawed and labelled terrorists after the ouster of then-President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests.
Following Morsi’s ouster a spate of terrorist attacks against both civilian targets and military checkpoints in Egypt have been attributed to the group by the state. Many Brotherhood members are currently imprisoned and are facing accusations of terrorism, including Morsi.