Egypt on edge after storming of protester mosque

CAIRO (AP) — The brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri (AY’-muhn ahl-ZWAH’-ree) is under arrest in Egypt where the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood remains poised to hold further street protests even as it faces possible outlaw status.

Officials say Mohammed al-Zawahri, a Mohammed Morsi ally, planned to bring in armed groups to provide support to people holed up inside a mosque that was stormed by security forces yesterday. The arrest was made at the same time security forces stormed the mosque.

Overall, the country remains on edge today

The Egyptian government is deliberating on whether to ban the Brotherhood, a long-outlawed organization that swept to power in the country’s first democratic elections a year ago.

Such a ban — which authorities say is rooted in the group’s use of violence — would be a repeat to the decades-long power struggle between the state and the Brotherhood.

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