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Muslims take to the streets in support of Egypt's Mursi

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Muslims take to the streets in support of Egypt's Mursi


Events in Egypt are being watched closely across the Muslim world.

In Jordan, members of the Muslim Brotherhood there took to the streets chanted slogans in support of Mursi.

But the Jordanian foreign minister issued a statement backing the Egyptian authorities in their crackdown.

There were demonstrations of support outside the al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem where hundreds of Palestinians waved Egyptian flags

In Gaza, which borders Egypt, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh expressed concern at the bloodshed there, but made it clear Hamas did not want to intervene in what he called “the internal struggles of other countries”.

Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi was its main international ally. His removal from power is a major blow to the Hamas leadership.

Underscoring the splits in the Muslim world, there were pro-Mursi turnouts on the streets in Istanbul, Turkey; Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, and the Pakistani cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad while Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah strongly endorsed the military’s tactics

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