Egypt

Senior Muslim Brotherhood Officials Say They Are Willing To Die for Their Cause

Protests expected today

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A senior Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that supporters of toppled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are "willing to die" for their cause ahead of nationwide protests scheduled for Friday.

Gehad El-Haddad, an adviser and spokesman for the Islamist group, said the Brotherhood was determined to reverse the military overthrow of Egypt's first democratically elected president.

"We have our own belief in the democratic system and we are willing to die for it," El-Haddad told NBC News, urging millions to take to the streets in cities across the country on Friday. "We might end up on the streets facing military bullets tearing through our flesh but the Egyptian people will face a 60-year cycle of a new military dictatorship that will rob their freedom with short-term promises.