Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has lashed out at US Secretary
of State John Kerry for saying the Islamist group “stole” the 2011 popular
uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The Brotherhood said Friday the United
States should respect democratic principles and not “support the dictatorship”
of the Egyptian military, which in a popularly-backed coup ousted Islamist
president Mohammed Mursi, who hails from the Brotherhood.
The statement was in response to Kerry’s
comments to leaders of multinational US firms on Wednesday, saying the
Brotherhood had appropriated the revolt against Mubarak from young people who
Washington has tried
to ease tensions with Cairo, after relationship soured following Mursi’s ouster