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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader Denies Praising Al-Qaeda

Asharq Al-Awsat:
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mahdi Akif stressed that he rejects Al-Qaeda's use of violence against civilians. He said in a statement to Asharq al-Awsat that Al-Qaeda Organization is an American illusion; that the thought of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is based on violence; and that the Muslim Brotherhood does not support violence under any circumstance except against the occupier.
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