Sisters in the vanguard as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood battles to survive

December 15, 2014 3:59 PM

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Sisters in the vanguard as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood battles to survive

CAIRO (Reuters) - In homes and streets around Egypt, women are keeping alive a group the authorities are determined to crush. They teach Muslim Brotherhood values to children, organize its protests, preserve its networks, and take an ever more prominent role in politics.

The Brotherhood has been in retreat since the army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohammed Mursi in July 2013, launching a crackdown that has seen it banned as a terrorist group and thousands of its members jailed.

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