Chairman of the Egyptian Muslim Botherhood
Mohamed Badie is the eighth leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization. He became leader of the organization in 2010 after his predecessor’s death.
He was arrested on August 19, 2013 as part of a nation-wide crackdown on Brotherhood leaders in the wake of increasing violence and protests after two Brotherhood sit-ins were forcefully dispersed on August 14, 2013.
Badie is a part-time professor of veterinary pathology.
Badie rejects the method of violence and believes in slow and gradual reforms.
Badie was sent to jail in the 1960s for 9 years along with other members of the MB, including Sayyed Qutb, for suspicion of owning weapons. Such crackdowns of the Brotherhood have been common since its establishment in 1928.