Egyptian Troops Arrest Former Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader Mahdi Akef

Former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef was arrested on Thursday. The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are being held at Tora Prison on the outskirts of Cairo.

Here is spiritual leader Mahdi Akef calling for jihad in 2009.

Al-Ahram reported:

The Muslim Brotherhood’s former supreme guide Mahdi Akef has been arrested along with four of his guards, security sources say.

Egypt prosecutors ordered on Thursday the arrest of a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood members hours after the army removed Mohamed Morsi from his post as president.

These leading figures include the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.

Late on Wednesday, Saad El-Katatni, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), and Rashad Bayoumi, the Islamist movement’s deputy head, were detained, security officials said.

They are being held in Tora Prison, which, located on the outskirts of Cairo.

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