Egypt Finds Brotherhood Leader's Hiding Place
Mohamed Badie's arrest leaves vacuum at top of organization
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2013 4:03 AM CDT
In this image taken from Egypt State TV, Mohammed Badieis seen after being detained by Egyptian security in Cairo.   (AP Photo/Egypt State TV)

(Newser) – In a move expected to further exacerbate tensions, Egyptian authorities have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader. Mohamed Badie, 70, had been on the run for more than a month after authorities ordered his arrest for inciting the killing of anti-Brotherhood protesters. Authorities say Badie, whose only son was shot dead during protests in Cairo a few days ago, was arrested in a Cairo apartment "after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding," the BBC reports. Egypt's former military strongman Hosni Mubarak, meanwhile, is expected to be released from jail this week.

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Aug 21, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
mo badie? does he sing?
Aug 20, 2013 3:13 PM CDT
you found him now kill him!
Aug 20, 2013 11:16 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ..... Mohamed Badie, backed peaceful protests .. even when the Military was killing them. The Egyptian generals can only count on the 25,000 Republican Guards loyalty .. out of the 450,000 Egyptian military .. and after a few months .. the loyalty of the conscripted troops in the Egyptian army .. will be tested. The 450,000 strong Egyptian military .. will be overwhelmed by the millions of attacking Brotherhood members, They will stop the peaceful protests .. and start killing the Republican Guards and families, at home.... REALLY