Egypt gets busy stifling outlawed Brotherhood

Death penalty dangled; bomb hits bus

Posted: December 27, 2013 at 3:45 a.m.

An Egyptian activist shouts slogans as others hold posters showing Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left on the poster, and late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, with the Arabic that reads, "Egypt is entrusted to us. The army and people are one hand," during an anti-terrorism demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. A bomb blast hit a public bus in the Egyptian capital, wounding several people, the Interior Ministry said, in an attack that raised concerns that a wave of violence blamed on Islamic militants that has targeted security forces and military for months is increasingly turning to hit civilians. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO — Egypt’s security authorities began a sweep of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members Thursday and warned that holding a leadership post in the group could now be grounds for the death penalty after the group was officially declared a terrorist organization.

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