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Brotherhood leader tells court that the movement won't resort to violence

The General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, has told a court in Cairo that the movement will not resort to using violence. Speaking from the cage in which he and his fellow defendants are held during their trial, Badie insisted that it is the members of the Muslim Brotherhood who care most about protecting the blood of the people of Egypt.

“Allah warned us against spilling blood,” he said, citing Qur’anic verses that prohibit the premeditated killing of others. “Muslim Brotherhood supporters have not resorted to physical or verbal violence.”

Pointing out that this is the approach of the movement and something that it will never change, the General Guide added, “It was Brotherhood members who defended their jailers when takfiris issued fatwas accusing them of apostasy.”

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