27 August 2013, 17:09

Egyptian gov't disingenuously labelling Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorists'

Domed tombs in the City of the Dead.

Domed tombs in the City of the Dead.

Domed tombs in the City of the Dead.

WASHINGTON (VOR)— Violence in Egypt has subsided somewhat since the deadly clashes between the military and pro-Morsi supporters, but things are not back to normal by any means.

What is standing in the way of Egypt moving forward with its interim government?

Egyptian authorities and media say it's the Muslim Brotherhood's campaign of "terror."

But the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood says the media is painting a false portrait of what's really going on. In an 18-minute videotaped speech, Mohammed el-Beltagy said Egyptian authorities are trying to stigmatize Morsi's political party as a terrorist group.

For analysis, VOR’s spoke with Gawdet Bahgat, professor of political science for the Near East, South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

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