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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on May 28 called on Arab and other world powers to intervene in Syria after 108 people were killed in the town of Houla. “The Muslim Brotherhood calls on Arab, Islamic and international governments... and the people of the free world to intervene to stop these massacres, especially after the failure of international forces and international monitoring to stop them,” spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan said in a statement.
Ghozlan also called on Syrians to put aside their differences and unite to “bring down the regime, make the revolution succeed and free the heroic Syrian people.” He said the Syrian government’s crimes were worse than those of Genghis Khan, a warrior who founded the Mongol empire in the 13th century. Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood is part of the opposition to Assad, whose father, the late President Hafez al-Assad, bloodily crushed an armed Islamist uprising in the 1980s.