Egypt

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

Egypt was a prominent nation in the Old Testament history of Israel, and is usually identified by prophecy scholars as the “King of the South” in End-Times prophecy (Daniel 11:21 ff). However, Egypt is conspicuously absent in the line-up of the enemies of Israel in the upcoming war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39), which will most likely be the same as the great war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6.

See also: Egypt in Prophecy - Ron's Blog

The unrest in the Middle-East focuses on the civil struggle between the government of Israel and its Palestinian people who want to establish a separate Palestinian state. Most of the Arab and/or Islamic nations in the area are also involved. The United States, the U.N., the European Union, and even Russia are all trying to broker peace in the region. In November of 2012 Egypt was involved in gaining a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

In 2011 Egypt experienced an unprecedented uprising of resistance to the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who had led the country for almost 30 years, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. Protests and outbreaks of riotous activity took place in Cairo, Giza, Suez, and Alexandria. Mubarak was deposed.

The protests were caused by the lack of progress in the country and the degrading living conditions of the Egyptian people. Their complaints and plans appear to have been promoted widely on Facebook and Twitter. Consequently, the Egyptian government temporarily suspended Internet usage and cell phone service.

Egyptian police were overwhelmed by the crowd, and though they killed some protesters and arrested many more, they had to abandon their efforts. Egyptians then overwhelmed and burned the police stations.

Commentators notice the similarity between this uprising and the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. There is, however, a major difference. The Iranian Revolution was led by Shiite clerics, while the religious component of the Egyptian protest is the Muslim Brotherhood, which is aligned with the larger Sunni branch of Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood is the guiding force behind the Hamas Movement in the Palestinian areas.

The most dramatic effect of this revolution might well be the termination of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has been in effect for more than three decades. Relations between the United States and Egypt could be severely strained by the outcome of this revolution.

Radical Islam has continued to grow. Their aim is to control the world. From a prophetic prospective, a new Islamic caliphate might emerge, affecting not only the Middle East, but also European countries where Muslim culture is becoming predominant. Such a coalition would resemble the old Roman Empire at it's greatest extent, and could be what was predicted in Daniel, chapter 2, where it depicts the final world empire, symbolized by iron [Rome] and clay [Islamic caliphate?]. See Revived Roman Empire.

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'

Dec. 25, 2013 - Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa announced that the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist group. The government blames it for a deadly attack on a police headquarters earlier this week. He said,
"Egypt was horrified from north to south by the hideous crime committed by the Muslim Brotherhood group... This was ... a clear declaration by the Muslim Brotherhood group that it still knows nothing but violence."
Source: BBC

Prophetic Significance of Egypt


Egypt orders deposed President Morsi to trial for conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah

Dec. 18, 2013 - Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is already standing trial for inciting violence while he was still in office a year ago. Now, along with 35 other Muslim Brotherhood members, he will be tried on charges that they conspired with foreign groups (Hamas and Hezbollah) to commit terrorist acts in Egypt.
The charge sheet called it "the biggest case of conspiracy in the history of Egypt". It accused the Brotherhood of carrying out attacks on security forces in North Sinai after he was deposed on July 3.
Conviction on these charges could result in their execution.
Source: Jerusalem Post



Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930s

Nov. 22, 2013 - Senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney told reporters that the the US in the most dangerous situation it has been in since the 1930s just prior to World War II. Here is a summary of his warnings:
- The US is not prepared for an Iranian "Electromagnetic Pulse" attack.
- Iran's nuclear program may not be curtailed by the current Geneva conference.
- The US has alienated its long-time ally Egypt, so they have signed a $4 billion arms deal with Russia designed to let Egypt attain parity with the Israelis.
- By alienating Egypt the peace treaty with Israel may fail, and our country could lose access to the Suez canal and the privilege of military flights over Egypt.
- Our actions toward Egypt favors the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Our actions toward Syria has legitimized President Assad and acknowledged Russian hegemony in the Middle East.
- We are disarming the US military.
Source: Israel National News

Russia and Egypt in key Cairo talks

Nov. 14, 2013 - Russian foreign and defense ministers are engaged in talks with their Egyptian counterparts in Cairo. An arms deal that is being discussed could be worth $2 billion. Relations between Cairo and Moscow have been strained for decades. Recently the US has decided to cut defense aid to Egypt over the issue of the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. However, Egypt's Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy, said that he was not looking for a "substitute for anyone". The Egyptian Al-Wafd newspaper called the meeting "historic".
The flagship of Russia's Pacific Naval Fleet, the cruiser Varyag, is on a six-day visit to Alexandria - the first Russian warship to visit Egypt since 1992.
Source: BBC
Egypt's message to the US: We've got Russia - CS Monitor
Putin Called Saudi King, Next US Ally Lost? - Israel National News

Egypt's Morsi defiant; trial adjourned until Jan. 8

Nov. 4, 2013 - On the first day of his trial, deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi claimed that he is still "legitimate president" of the country.
The first day of the trial ended quickly with defense lawyers granted a postponement until Jan. 8 to give them time to review the new documents in the case, said Egyptian security officials.
Source: USA Today

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Erian arrested in Egypt

Oct. 30, 2013 -
The [Egyptian] military and police have detained large numbers of Brotherhood officials and supporters since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsy in July. A court banned the movement in September.
They have now arrested Essam el-Erian, the vice chairman of the group's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party.
Source: CNN

Egypt judges quit trial of Muslim Brotherhood leader

Oct. 29, 2013 -
[T]hree presiding judges have stepped down at Egypt's trial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and his two aides, halting the proceedings... Judge Mohammed Fahmy al-Qarmuty said he and his colleagues were retiring from the case for "reasons of conscience".
Source: BBC

From Egypt, the message is "Obama keep your aid"

Oct. 11, 2013 - Following the news of reduced U.S. aid to Egypt, the temporary military government there said it would not bow to American pressure. The issue could backfire against America by causing Cairo to seek assistance from other sources.
Army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has emerged as the most popular public figure in Egypt, and he is well aware that many Egyptians have both turned sharply against the [Muslim] Brotherhood and bitterly concluded that Washington supports the movement.
Source: Reuters
The Muslim Brotherhood President - Front Page Magazine
Egyptian Foreign Minister: Cairo-Washington Relations in Turmoil - NewsMax

US cutting military aid, hundreds of millions in cash assistance to Egypt

Oct. 10, 2013 - Egyptian officials are unhappy about the U.S. decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and military aid in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the suppression of his supporters. Much of the $1.5 billion aid to Egypt will be held back until it is clear that the country will return to a democratic form of government. Some of the temporary cuts are twelve F-16s; twelve AH-64 Apache helicopters; four M-1/A-1 tank kits, an unspecified number of Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and $260 million in cash. anti-ship missile).
Officials said they plan to revaluate this decision on a constant basis going forward, to see if the Egyptian interim government is moving rapidly towards a "sustainable, inclusive, non-violent transition to democracy."
It is significant that the U.S. did not invoke the "coup" clause, which would mean that the cut-off of aide was required because a government take-over had occurred.
Source: Fox
Israel Hopes US Aid Cut to Egypt Won't Harm Peace - Fox

Violent clashes between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Morsi, military

Oct. 4, 2013 - When Muslim Brotherhood supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi tried to rally near Cairo’s Tahrir Square, military forces fired at the crowd, killing at least one protestor.
Islamist supporters planned the march, in defiance of a security crackdown on demonstrations. Egyptian authorities warned the Brotherhood that new demonstration camps would not be tolerated.
Source: Fox

Report: Egypt's army planning to attack targets in Gaza

Oct. 4, 2013 -
The Egyptian army has planned military attacks on specific targets in the Gaza Strip in the event that the security situation in the northern Sinai peninsula deteriorates, a senior Egyptian security official told the Ma'an news agency.
Hamas, an ideological offshoot of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, is suspected of attacking security forces on the Sinai border. Egypt has already taken reconnaissance photos of potential Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

Sept. 23, 2013 - An Egyptian court ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to stop all activities. They also ordered seizure of the group's funds.
"The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it," said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Egyptian government decides to dissolve Muslim Brotherhood

Sept. 6, 2013 - Egypt plans to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organization. The temporary government continues to round up members members of the Brotherhood.
"The minister's decision has in fact been issued but it will be announced at the start of next week in a press conference," Al-Akhbar newspaper quoted Hany Mahana, spokesman for the minister of social solidarity, as saying.
Source: Haaretz

Egypt panel urges Brotherhood dissolution

Sept. 2, 2013 - The Muslim Brotherhood was registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) last March, but an Egyptian judicial panel is now recommending that the courts dissolve their status. The court will hear the case on Nov. 12.
The Brotherhood was founded in 1928 and formally dissolved by Egypt's army rulers in 1954. The judicial panel's recommendation is not binding on the court.
Source: Al Jazeera

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Links: Egypt

Egypt - Wikipedia
Egyptian Revolution - Ron's Blog
Egypt in Prophecy - Ron's Blog
The Muslim Brotherhood - Ron's Blog
Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia: Hamas: Palestinian Territories
Quoted on 1/30/2011: "The Brotherhood's downfall was its failure to fight the Israeli occupation, but the Intifada changed the Brotherhood's position and Hamas was established. The Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, founded in 1987 in Gaza, is a wing of the Brotherhood, formed out of Brotherhood-affiliated charities and social institutions that had gained a strong foothold among the local population. During the First Intifada (1987–93), Hamas militarized and transformed into one of the strongest Palestinian militant groups.
The Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007 was the first time since the Sudanese coup of 1989 that brought Omar al-Bashir to power, that a Muslim Brotherhood group ruled a significant geographic territory."
What is the Muslim Brotherhood? - CNN
Profile: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - BBC
Anwar El Sadat (25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) - Wikipedia
Hosni Mubarak (4 May 1928 - ) - Wikipedia
Egypt, Aswan, and the Coming Flood - Gary Stearman
Video: Egypt, Aswan, and the Coming Flood - Pt. 1 - Vimeo
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