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EU Ambassador: We cannot link the events in Sinai to the Muslim Brotherhood

October 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The European Union’s Ambassador to Egypt, James Moran, has refused to link the bombings in the Sinai that occurred last Friday to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rassd News Network quoted Moran as saying that: “The Muslim Brotherhood must not be accused [of these attacks] without first conducting detailed investigations into them and bringing the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.”

As for the EU’s position on the Muslim Brotherhood, Moran reportedly said, during an interview with Al-Tahrir News Network, that: “The EU has not banned the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities due to the fact that there is no evidence proving its involvement in terrorist activities.” He also added, “We cannot affirm that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organisation or that it was behind these bombings; this does not mean we should not take immediate measures to fight terrorism.”

According to the movement’s London-based lawyer, the British government has concluded that the Muslim Brotherhood is not linked to terrorism after recently conducting an investigation that found no links between the movement and any acts of terrorism.