Some call it an “Islamic movement,” but is that characteristically political, sociological, religious, or what? It has a following that is estimated at 2 million persons and it is a “charitable activist” organizations, which suggests that it is political.
There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. So, the Muslim Brotherhood is 0.00125% of the universe population. When Egyptians military says that they are a small minority, they might be correct.
It has historically been involved politically, including assassination attempts against government leaders.
“The Society of the Muslim Brothers (Arabic: جماعة الإخوان المسلمين, الإخوان المسلمون, the Muslim Brotherhood, transliterated: al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn) is one of the Arab world's oldest, most influential and one of the largest Islamic movements, and is the largest political opposition organization in many Arab states. Founded in Egypt in 1928 as a Pan-Islamic, religious, political, and social movement by the Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna, by the end of World War II the Muslim Brotherhood had an estimated two million members. Its ideas had gained supporters throughout the Arab world and influenced other Islamist groups with its "model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work".”
According to Egypt’s government spokesperson, the protesters are committing terrorists’ acts. How is that reconciled against Mosri being the democratically elected leader, now deposed?
Some people made a mistake along the way and apparently the military is trying to correct that mistake.
“Egypt protesters are terrorist, says PM's spokesman
17 August 2013 Last updated at 09:15 ETHelp
Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi believes the latest protests in the country are "terrorist acts", according to his spokesman.
Sharif Shawqi was speaking during a televised news conference on Saturday.
It comes amid a tense stand-off with security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters who have barricaded themselves in at a mosque in the capital, Cairo.”