Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Rebellion Against Egypt's President Following Death of Leaders

A woman burns a portrait of ousted President Mohamed Mursi while another wears a shirt with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's picture on it. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for rebellion against Egypt's president, according to the Associated Press. The Brotherhood referred to President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as a "butcher" after nine of the group's leaders were killed in a raid. The Brotherhood called the raid a murder "in cold blood."

"Come out in rebellion and in defense of your country, yourselves and your children. Destroy the citadels of his oppression and tyranny and reclaim Egypt once more," the Brotherhood said in a statement to the AP. "[The deaths of the leaders were] a turning point that will have its own repercussions... el-Sissi is initiating a new phase during which it will not be possible to control the anger of the oppressed sectors who will not accept to be killed in their own houses and in the middle of their families."

The Egyptian government said the leaders killed were planning a terrorist act. The raid found weapons, cash, documents and computer memory cards. The terrorist attack the group was plotting targeted the nation's army, police department, judicial system and members of the media.

This raid comes just days after Hisham Barakat, the country's state prosecutor, was assassinated in a car bombing in Cairo. Officials said evidence found in the raid on the Brotherhood will be used in the investigation of Barakat's death.

Three Egyptian authorities involved in the raid were injured.