Mahmoud Izzat fills in as Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced Tuesday that deputy leader Mahmoud Izzat will assume the role of Supreme Guide on a temporary basis following the arrest of Mohammed Badie early Tuesday. DEBKAfile: Izzat, known as the movement’s “iron man” was already serves at its secret operational leader. On July 22, after the military takeover, we reported that Izzat had set up a clandestine command post at the Gaza Beach Hotel to orchestrate underground resistance, and was working closely with Hamas and armed Al Qaeda-linked Salafists in Sinai.

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