Egypt govt: Pro-Brotherhood preachers must disavow

Egyptian authorities had launched a relentless crackdown on dissent largely targeting supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president who was overthrown by the army in 2013.

Egypt govt: Pro-Brotherhood preachers must disavow

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Egyptian government said it will ask religious preachers who sympathize with the Muslim Brotherhood to sign a statement disavowing the outlawed group.

Preachers who support the Muslim Brotherhood would be barred from giving sermons in mosques until they obtain a documented statement disavowing the group and declaring their "clear rejection of any acts of terrorism or vandalism," the Endowments Ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry said that preachers who belong to pro-Brotherhood coalitions or who have participated in Cairo's protest encampment held in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi – a Brotherhood leader himself - in 2013 will not obtain preaching licenses unless their applications include the documented statement of disavowal.

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