Brotherhood's Badie couldn't attend murdered son's funeral

The son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie, Ammar, and the grandson of Hasan El Banna were buried, but Badie could not attend the funeral due to a warrant out for his arrest.

Brotherhood's Badie couldn't attend murdered son's funeral

World Bulletin / News Desk

The grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and the son of the group's current leader, both killed during protests on Friday, were laid to rest in Cairo on Sunday.

The son of Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Council President Muhammad Badie, Ammar, and the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, Khalid Firnas, were buried after their funerals ceremonies on Sunday.

Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Council Presidency Media Advisor Walid Selb announced that Muhammad Badie could not attend the funeral of his son Ammar due to an "arrest warrant" after him.

Selb, who said that Ammar was buried at a family cemetery in Katameya, expressed that the family preferred to stay away from the press.

Badie’s son, Ammar, was killed in Cairo after being shot twice in the head and eye during his participation in Friday's protests in Cairo.

The MB leader has rarely appeared in public since the army ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 after mass protests against him.

Two days after Morsi's ouster, Badie appeared in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, insisting that Morsi remains "the legitimate president of Egypt" and he must be reinstated.

The grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, son of al-Banna's daughter Hala, was killed in protests in the Egyptian capital on Friday, a relative told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. 

"Khaled Fernas Abdel-Basit was martyred during his participation in the Ramses protests on Friday," Ahmed Seif al-Islam, the son of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, said.

Khaled was buried next to his grandfather in Cairo's Al-Imam al-Shafei Cemetery, Ahmed Seif al-Islam, al-Banna's son, said.

More than 181 people were killed Friday during mass protests by Morsi supporters, held to protest Wednesday's violent dispersals of two main pro-Morsi sit-ins in the capital. More than half of Friday's fatalities occurred in Cairo's Ramses Square.

The Muslim Brotherhood has accused authorities of "systematically killing" unarmed protesters in the square.


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A. Khan
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Looks like the killing was performed in an execution style. The army knew who they were killing.