Egypt's arrest of 13 Muslim Brotherhood officials last week on charges they ran secret jihadist training camps is the latest move in an ongoing government crackdown on the Brotherhood.
According to Adnkronos International:
"Prosecutors claim that the accused hid their training camps behind the guise of so called 'sports camps' and young recruits were taught how to use arms before being sent to 'war zones' to show their solidarity for besieged Gazans their and opposition to Israel's recent military offensive."
The Brotherhood, an 80-year-old movement that seeks to make Islamist law the governing basis for society, claims to have moderated over time and that it is a political movement, not a violent one. However, Egypt has arrested many members and leaders, however, and the Wall Street Journal reports the Egyptian public has lost interest in its political agenda due to "saber rattling and proposed restrictions on women and Christians."