Egypt Brotherhood blames 'invisible' hand for violence

By REUTERS
February 2, 2012 02:38

CAIRO - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group whose party won the biggest bloc in recent parliamentary elections, said the deaths of 74 people in Egypt's worst ever soccer violence had been orchestrated by an "invisible" hand.

Angry politicians and sports officials decried a lack of security at the match in Port Said between local team al-Masry and Egypt's most successful club, Al Ahli, and blamed the nation's leaders for allowing - or even causing - the tragedy.

"This confirms that there is invisible planning that is behind this unjustified massacre. The authorities have been negligent," the group said in a statement on its website.

"We fear that some officers are punishing the people for their revolution and for depriving them of their ability to act as tyrants and restricting their privileges," it added.


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