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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Is in Shock Over Egypt

Jordan's government is feeling confident after Mohammed Morsi's fall in Egypt, which may demoralize the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood leader Hammam Saed (R) speaks during a news conference with the Jordan's Islamic Action Front Party (IAF) in Amman March 26, 2011. The IAF called for the resignation of Jordan's Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit and to resolve the Gendarmerie, after the violence that took place on Friday during the sit-in protest organized by a group calling themselves the "Youth of March 24 Movement". REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2KFM2
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There was a discrepancy between the reaction of the Muslim Brotherhood and that of the government in Jordan regarding the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The independent Jordanian Al-Ghad daily saw Morsi’s removal, as mentioned in its headlines, as the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.

Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh made haste to send a letter to Cairo in support of the decisions made by the army. Later on, Judeh headed to Egypt to meet the interim president, to whom he conveyed a message from the Jordanian king, reiterating Jordan’s support for the Egyptian people’s demands and the changes that came to pass afterwards.  

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