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Egypt helps Sudan confront Brotherhood ideology through missionaries

Egypt sent a missionary convoy of imams and preachers to several Sudanese regions, most notably the Darfur region, where protests and violence broke out amid accusations by the Sudanese government that the Muslim Brotherhood and members of ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's regime were behind them.
Sudanese supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi protest following Friday noon prayers in front of the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, on August 16, 2013, following the recent violence in Egypt. The demonstration comes after 578 people were killed on August 14, in clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo as police cleared two Morsi protest camps and elsewhere in the country, in Egypt's bloodiest day in decades. AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY        (Photo credit

Egypt is actively supporting Sudan in fighting the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideology, as the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments, in coordination with its Sudanese counterpart, sent a convoy of imams and preachers to Sudan on Feb. 4, specifically to the Darfur region, where protests and acts of violence have recently broken out.

On Feb. 10, protests, acts of violence, and looting broke out in the regions of north Darfur, west Darfur, east Darfur and north Kordofan. The Sudanese transitional government accused supporters of ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Muslim Brotherhood members of fueling those protests and spreading their ideology in the region. Sudanese authorities consequently launched a crackdown against figures affiliated with the former regime and the Brotherhood.

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