Cairo - Egypt's most powerful Muslim group has blamed the
secular and liberal opposition for a wave of violence over the appointment of
new Islamist governors.
A Wednesday statement by the Freedom and Justice party,
political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, says the refusal of opposition leaders
to talk to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was to blame for the violence in
four Nile Delta provinces, the city of Alexandria and two regions south of the
The clashes, many of which involved Brotherhood members,
erupted following Monday's appointment of 17 new governors, who included seven
from the group.
The statement made no mention of the part played by Morsi's
supporters, and said the violence was a preview of what could happen during
mass protests against Morsi's rule planned for June 30.