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Police arrest senior Islamist Al-Beltagy

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Al-Beltagy is the latest Brotherhood leader detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the Islamist movement.

Mohamed Al-Beltagy speaks in a pro-Morsi rally in May 2013 (DNE File Photo)

Mohamed Al-Beltagy speaks in a pro-Morsi rally in May 2013 (DNE File Photo)

AFP –  Police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Al-Beltagy on Thursday, state media and police officials said.

Beltagy, who had issued defiant video recordings in hiding, was the latest Brotherhood leader detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the Islamist movement.

A former member of parliament, he became one of the most vociferous opponents of the popularly backed military coup that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

He was arrested in a village near Cairo, state television reported.

Police had already arrested the Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie and much of the senior leadership.

Badie and his deputies are standing trial on charges of involvement in the murder of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s headquarters on June 30.

  • Mahmud Abdullah

    We strongly condemn Al-Beltagy’s arrest; we demand his immediate release. We call on Egypt authorities to stop killing, persecution, torture and arrest of pro-democracy and pro-Islam activists and leaders.

    • Egyptian Protestor

      Are you mentally ill? He is the one who said himself, and I quote ” The moment Morsi is released, the attacks at Sinai will stop ” They are the bloody reason our soldiers are dying in Sinai, so shut up

      • Mahmud Abdullah

        The way you talk, it is not a civilized way of talking. Manner, behavior depict a person’s background and status.

        • very very critical

          Your ideas are sick and invite a rebuke!!!

          • Mahmud Abdullah

            Mr Critical, please mind your language; your language tarnishes your image.

    • very very critical

      Who are “”we”"? The propaganda department of the Brothers!!! What Release a master terriorist???? Did you ever think of the killing and demolishing of christian churches ??? You should seek help!!

    • Sammyb

      Abdullah, your demands are like a dream, dream on his release, same as dreaming on the Morsi’s release, it did a lot of good, actually he is charged with a bunch criminal acts, all in all, none of those clowns will be set free!

  • evil empire

    Egyptian military is one of the biggest terrorist organization in the world.

    • Egyptian Protestor

      From what you are saying, I can predict that you are not Egyptian, the Muslim Brotherhood are the terrorists here, the Egyptian Military is working to protect us from those scumbags of society, they have destroyed Egypt, they burned Cairo, they are the ones causing the war in Sinai right now

      • Ebrahim

        If the MB are terrorist, how does it come that there was no resistance and violance of MB while arrested? Easy question he, but difficult to answer if you are telling lies, So please dont tell liels, everyone knows that MB is a peaceful social movement!

        • very very critical

          Your narrow view of events makes response useless. You have to go a long way to understand issues and put them in the right perspective. Meanwhile shutup!!

          • Ebrahim

            Hi, why should i shut up? On of the basis things that you learn from education is having respect for each other point of views. Your comment doesnt contain any ARGUMENT concerning the facts im telling you. Again: hoe does it com that MB leaders doesnt show any sign og violance and resistance while arrested? Even the spirtual leader arrested, no resistance. So if this are terrorist, please explain me why?

  • Micah Shapiro

    and what crime did he commit? His daughter was killed. Perhaps they arrested the wrong perpetrator.

    • Egyptian Protestor

      What crime did he commit? hmm
      1- He encouraged the killing of police officers

      2- He encouraged the burning of churches
      3- He encouraged the killing of normal citizens
      4- He is the reason Sinai is full of terrorists right now, he said ” The moment Morsi is released, the attacks at Sinai will stop ”
      Is that enough? no? well here are some more

      5- They burned Cairo
      6- They attacked innocent police officers in Kerdasa and killed them with cold blood
      There you go

      • Micah Shapiro

        Ummm, no he didn’t. That’s like saying Tamarid encouraged raping women in Tahrir or burning down Muslim Brotherhood offices on June 30.

        Don’t say someone encourages something unless you got a source or a video of him.

        He is the reason Sinai is full of terrorists right now, he said ” The moment Morsi is released, the attacks at Sinai will stop” – So what? many non-Muslims said that exact same thing. You interpret it as a threat. Others interpret it as the conditional reality.

        Sinai has gone up in flames. Why? Because of the Coup that locked Morsi up. Many people have said that, even non-Muslims. It’s suddenly a crime when he says it. Funny

        • very very critical

          Twisted logic of a blind and a mute!!

    • very very critical

      Are you blind???

  • abdul .a. shaiky

    where is freedom 0f speach.??
    Bigest crime he committed ,he is the member of muslim brother hood.!!
    why no one of Egyptian secular forces want israeal to be a secular state.only to Egypt.!!!…HYPOCRATES.!!!
    First make Israeal a secular state then we can make Egypt a secular country.!
    At this moment ,Egypt is an Islamic country.!! And Muslim brotherhood is a legal Islamic democratic party.
    YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.!! IT IS A FACT.!!

  • agenius

    glad to hear it. Hope I read about Gehad El Haddad’s arrest tomorrow. People encouraging others to face machine guns and die and then using their corpses like a staircase to achieve their dark intentions should be hung by their legs.

    • very very critical

      Agree for you and appreciate the way you put it!!

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