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Mohammad Badie is the supreme guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and has been a member of the organization since the 1960s. Arrested with Sayyid Qutb in 1965 under Gamal Nasser, he was released by Anwar Sadat and climbed the ranks of the Brotherhood, joining the Executive Guidance Bureau in 1996. He is considered a moderate member of the conservative wing of the Brotherhood. During the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, Badie was cautious about Brotherhood involvement in anti-government protests. After the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Badie supported the constitutional referendum proposed by the military government. He denounced peace efforts in Israel and urged holy war following an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas in November 2012. In 2013, Badie was arrested along with the other leaders and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood under multiple charges and sentenced to death by an Egyptian court. He is currently awaiting a military court hearing.