The Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood are no strangers to one another. The two groups have historically been at odds – something that has made the pro-Morsy movement’s objection to El-Sissi and co all the more bitter.
Army-drafted MB members during the 1948 war with Israel – so they did get along once upon a time.
President Eisenhower hosts a group of Muslim scholars at the White House in September 1953, including prominent MB member, Said Ramadan (second from right).
Sayyid Qutb (right) with President of the Colorado State Teacher’s College. Many Islamic extremists are thought to use Qutb’s book, Milestones, as a point of reference.
MB headquarters in Cairo are attacked in October 1954 following the assassination attempt on Nasser.
Egyptian authorities detain MB member, Yussef Talaat, in November 1954, for his part in the Alexandria attack.
Mahmoud Abdul Latif in October 1954– the man thought to have fired the shots at Nasser.
MB honcho, Abdel Kader Oda, is lead to the execution chamber in December 1954 for his part in the assassination attempt.
What’s that saying about history repeating itself?