Muslim group probed

Muslim group probed

CAIRO – Police have started a probe into whether the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s top Islamic opposition group, is setting up a military wing after members demonstrated in a Cairo university in black-clad militia-style uniform, say security officials.

About 50 Brotherhood student members staged a military-style parade in black uniform and balaklavas during a protest on Sunday by hundreds of Brotherhood supporters at the Al-Azhar Islamic University campus. A security official said that the police had opened an investigation into whether the group had set up a militia.A Muslim Brotherhood leader denied any military training or setting an armed wing.Mohammad Seyed Habib, the group’s deputy leader, said: “We have no militia and no military wing.”I am very surprised.We are a peaceful group.”None of the Brotherhood members were arrested during Sunday’s demonstration, called to protest the expulsion of some Brotherhood supporters from universities.Nampa-APA security official said that the police had opened an investigation into whether the group had set up a militia.A Muslim Brotherhood leader denied any military training or setting an armed wing.Mohammad Seyed Habib, the group’s deputy leader, said: “We have no militia and no military wing.”I am very surprised.We are a peaceful group.”None of the Brotherhood members were arrested during Sunday’s demonstration, called to protest the expulsion of some Brotherhood supporters from universities.Nampa-AP

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