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Brotherhood whips crowd into frenzy at anti-Israel rally

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Egyptians protest Israeli airstrikes into Syria outside Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, on Friday, May 10, 2013.

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By The Associated Press
Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:06 p.m.
 

CAIRO — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood staged an anti-Israel rally on Friday in Cairo, the first such protest by the main backers of President Mohamed Morsy since they rose to prominence as a result of the country's 2011 uprising.

Emerging from weekly services at Al-Azhar mosque, the seat of Sunni Muslim learning, demonstrators chanted “the people want the destruction of Israel” in protest of Israeli airstrikes in Syria and the detention of a Palestinian Muslim cleric.

At one point, leading Brotherhood member Mohammed el-Beltagy took the microphone and shouted: “We will repeat it over and over: Israel is our enemy!” Others echoed the call, and one organizer whipped up the crowd in a chant urging the army to start a war against Israel.

 

 
 


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