The Military Academy has accepted Muslim Brotherhood members among its new recruits this year, ending a years-old ban, academy director Major General Esmat Mourad said on Monday.
“They meet the scientific and physical criteria,” he said. “Should we reject a student because his father or uncle belongs to the Brotherhood?”
“If they indulge in politics after they graduate, the military law would be applied to them,” he added. “And if while still at the academy, they are dismissed.”
The academy checks the families of the applicants up to the fourth degree only in regards to criminal records, not political orientation, Mourad explained.
President Mohamed Morsy’s nephew was accepted into the academy because he excelled in the physical fitness tests, the general asserted, claiming, “I deal with him as a student and not the president’s nephew."