EGYPT: Down Goes the Brotherhood

One midnight last week, squads of red-capped MPs and Egyptian security troops poured from their posts throughout the land, arrested 450 leaders of the nationalist-terrorist Moslem Brotherhood, sealed most of its 2,000 headquarters with red wax and confiscated its property worth $8,500,000. Egypt's new revolutionary regime had at last found the decision and strength to break the fanatic group it once found necessary to appease. Said a communiqué: "The Revolution will not allow a recurrence of the reactionary tragedy in the name of religion." A quarter century ago, an intense young theology graduate named Hassan el Banna wrathfully watched...

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