August 20, 2013
Muslim Brotherhoodâs Supreme Guide Mohammad Badie has been arrested, security sources told Al Arabiya on Tuesday.
Badie was arrested in an apartment close to Rabia al-Adawiya square, where Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohammad Mursi held a vigil before it was cleared in a bloody crackdown by security forces last week.
Badie, who has an arrest warrant against him, is likely to face charges of inciting violence against security forces and state institutions.
On July 25, he described Mursiâs overthrow as an act worse than destroying Islamâs holiest shrine, the Kaaba.
âI swear by God that what [Gen. Abdel-Fattah] al-Sissi did in Egypt is more criminal than if he had carried an ax and demolished the holy Kaaba, stone by stone,â Badie said.
His statement appeared to channel religious sentiments against a call by military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for a popular mandate to quash âviolence and terrorism.â
Source: Al Arabiya
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