Aisha Khairat Al-Shater, the daughter of Al-Shater (Vice-Chairman of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood) denied Egyptian newspaper false reports claiming a relationship between her father and a militant group calling itself Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) – one of the armed groups operating in the Sinai Peninsula. She described the accusations as totally implausible.
In a post on her Facebook page, Aisha Al-Shater said: "As always, the interior ministry seeks to delude the people. For the past six months, it repeatedly announced that Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for various heinous bombings and assassinations around Egypt.
"Earlier today (Friday), they suddenly changed their mind, claiming unashamedly that there is no group called Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis after all! And, now, the culprit is: Khairat Al-Shater.
"To their mind, my beloved father must be a real superman who can do anything and everything, even if he is locked up for all these long months… even though he received no visits."
She affirmed that her father suffered inhuman conditions in detention, like "excessive restrictions, depriving him of everything, even clothes and food and all.
"Didn’t any of these deluded putschists ask themselves: who believes these false trumpets of deception that do their worst every day to demonize and slander my beloved father?"
She added: "Wouldn’t it be more worthwhile for that supposed superman to protect himself or even provide himself with food and clothes? If he indeed were the powerful resourceful person they claim, wouldn’t he free himself from the junta jail?"