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Egypt reportedly to declare Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist organization’
The Egyptian El-Watan newspaper, which tends to support the military and oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, reported that interim Prime Minister Hazem
el-Beblawi discussed in a closed meeting with a number of ministers a detailed directive that declares the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
- Source: Jerusalem Post
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 court rejects Muslim Brotherhood appeal - BBC
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
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
Egypt Backs Away From Plan to Dissolve Muslim Brotherhood
Aug. 29, 2013 - Nearly two weeks ago Egypt's interim prime minister, Hazem el-Belawi, proposed that the Muslim Brotherhood should be
dissolved. The Brotherhood is arguably the world's oldest and most influential Islamist group. Since the recent overthrow of their champion,
President Momrsi, most of the leaders of the group have been arrested. El-Belawi now thinks that the government should let their actions
determine their fate. He said,
"Dissolving the party or the group is not the solution and it is wrong to make decisions in turbulent situations. . . It is better for us
to monitor parties and groups in the framework of political action without dissolving them or having them act in secret."
- Source: NewsMax
Egypt: mosque is stormed as generals plan to outlaw Muslim Brotherhood
Aug. 17, 2013 -
Egypt's descent into violent chaos entered a new phase on Saturday as the military-backed government signalled a plan to outlaw
the Muslim Brotherhood, while troops cleared a Cairo mosque of Brotherhood supporters.
- Source: The Guardian
What is the future of the Muslim Brotherhood? - Al Jazeera
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls for week of rallies to protest killings
Aug.17, 2013 - The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has called for a week of daily nationwide protests starting this morning. Security forces
are promising supporters of ousted president Morsi safe passage if they will leave the al-Fatah mosque where they have barricaded themselves.
Yesterday's "Day of Rage" resulted in the death of at least 82 people, including 10 policemen.
More than 800 people were arrested in Friday's clashes, including local Brotherhood leaders in the provinces. The group's top figures are
facing charges of inciting violence and some have been imprisoned for weeks.
- Source: Fox
- Egypt crisis: Tense stand-off at Cairo mosque - BBC
- Christians targeted in Egyptian uprising - WND
'Horrible': Christian churches across Egypt stormed, torched - CNN
- Live video: Egyptian Unrest - Reuters
- Egypt Death Toll reaches 638 - BBC
Egypt mulls disbanding Muslim Brotherhood as security forces storm mosque filled with protesters - Fox
Aug. 17, 2013
Isaiah 19 and the Current Chaos in Egypt
In February of 2011, after Egypt's dictatorial president Mubarak was deposed, we posted a blog asking the question
"Where is Egypt in Bible prophecy?"
We mentioned three different predictions in the Bible about the future of Egypt that seem to be separate from one another. One is the prophecy of the War of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This is a short but intense war that may be the same as Revelation's "rider on a red horse" (Revelation 6:3-4). This is a war near the beginning of the Tribulation after the coming evil world dictator appears (Revelation 6:1-2). Egypt is conspicuously absent from the list of Israel's enemies in the Ezekiel passage. This is presumably because of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt that still stands today.
We also pointed to Daniel 11:21-45 where Egypt is called the King of the South, which is in conflict with a revived form of the Roman Empire called the King of the North. The Northern power will be led by the "Beast" (Revelation 13), who is often referred to as "antichrist" in prophetic literature.
And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the
kingdom by intrigue. - Daniel 11:21
This passage predicts the wars of the Great Tribulation, leading up to the Battle of Armageddon. It describes Egypt's unsuccessful attempt to stand against the evil dictator.
Isaiah 19 is another important prophecy about the internal weakening of Egypt that that could be beginning right now and might eventually lead to the defeat we just considered (from Daniel 11) at the end of the Tribulation.
The burden against Egypt.
Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud,
And will come into Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence,
And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
2 "I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
4 And the Egyptians I will give
Into the hand of a cruel master,
And a fierce king will rule over them,"
Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts. - Isaiah 19:1-4
The good news from this same prophecy is that the final condition of Egypt will be salvation and healing for the nation, probably during the millennial reign of Christ.
In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. 20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. 21 Then the LORD will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the LORD and perform it. 22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the LORD, and He will be entreated by them and heal them. - Isaiah 19:19-22
This blessing could be the result of its treaty with Israel, which began in 1979 and has not yet been revoked in spite of Egypt's internal struggles with the Muslim Brotherhood.
See also: Egypt in the End Times
Egypt Leader Names ElBaradei as VP, Economist as Prime Minister
July 10, 2013 - Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim president, has appointed pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei as a vice president, and
veteran economist Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister. The changes were supported by Egypt's military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
The interim leadership issued a timetable that sets a fast track for amending
the constitution and holding elections for a new parliament within seven months, followed by a presidential election.
The Muslim Brotherhood denounced the transition plan and said it would continue street protests demanding Morsi's reinstatement.
- Source: NewsMax
- Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie arrest ordered - BBC
Christians Killed in Egypt Following President's Ouster - Christianity Today
Muslim Brotherhood Kept Christians From Voting at Gunpoint During Morsi Election, Megachurch Pastor Reveals - Christian Post
What Will the Future Hold for the Christian Minority in the Middle East? - Religion Today
Egyptian military ousts Morsi, suspends constitution
July 3, 2013 - Egyptian Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced that President Mohammed Morsi had been ousted and replaced by the chief
justice of the constitutional court as the interim head of state. Furthermore, Egypt's constitution has been temporarily suspended and new
elections are to be held.
Millions of anti-Morsi protesters in Tahrir Square and around the country immediately erupted in cheers at the news, setting off fireworks
and shouting "God is great" and "Long live Egypt."
- Source: Fox News
President Morsi overthrown in Egypt - Morsi reportedly being held with top aides at a military facility after army suspends constitution
- Al Jazeera
Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt - White House
Apparent Egyptian Military Coup Puts Obama in Bind on Aid - TIME
- Egypt and the End Times - Ron's Blog
Sen. Cruz: Why Is Obama Still Supporting Morsi? - NewsMax
Egyptian Forces Order 300 Arrests; Raid Al Jazeera TV - NewsMax
Who is Adly Mansour, new “interim president”? - Joel Rosenberg
- Muslim Brotherhood plots to form new terror group - WND
Egypt President Morsi warns of army ultimatum 'confusion'
July 2, 2013 - The Egyptian army issued an ultimatum that it will intervene if the political tensions are not settled by today. President
Morsi has said that the warning "may cause confusion in the complex national scene". He vowed to stick to his "national reconciliation" plan.
Given the inability of politicians from all sides to agree until now, the 48-hour ultimatum makes it unlikely Mr Morsi can survive in power,
says the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Cairo.
- Source: BBC
Must-read appeal by a leader of Egypt's opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood and the millions of protesters that the BBC called "the
largest number in a political event in the history of mankind.”
Will Obama and US stand with or against Egypt's people? - Michael Meunier - Fox
Obama urges Morsi to be 'responsive' to protesters - Fox
Krauthammer: Obama ‘bystander’ policy on Egypt ‘a shocking position’ - Charles Krauthammer - Daily Caller
Egyptian military issues warning over protests
July 1, 2013 - Tlhe Egyptian army has issued a warning to President Morsi and his suproters and political opponents that the
dispute about his presidency must be resolved in 48 hours or the army will step in to restore order
A source close to highly placed members of Egypt's leadership said that the military's statement was essentially a demand for political
restructuring, including early presidential and parliamentary elections.
In essence, President Morsi must either give in to the demands or the army will take over.
- Source: CNN
Egypt's Military Issues 48-hour Ultimatum to Morsi, Opponents - NewsMax
Former PM: Muslim Brotherhood's Reign Will End Within a Week - NewsMax
First Church Built in Egypt Under Morsi Gets Presidential Decree
Jun. 7, 2013 - President Mohamed Morsi recently issued a decree for building St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in the New Nubaria City in
northern Egypt. It is the first permit for a church since Morsi took office in June 2012.
Mohamed Abu Hamid, former Egyptian Member of Parliament, said that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to placate the Egyptian people
after they were responsible for a series of threatening demonstrations. He believes that the Muslim Brotherhood is weaker than it has been portrayed.
"The Egyptian army is strong and will not allow occurrence of a civil war. If the Brotherhood uses violence, the army will then use its
forces to defend social security."
- Source: Christian Post
Egypt becoming a nightmare for Muslim Brothers
Apr. 2, 2013 -
Civil war could result from the serious dissatisfaction of Egyptian citizens who are calling for President Morsi, the Brotherhood, and their new
Islamic constitution to be replaced. The economy is in shambles and civil disobedience is rampant. It is clear that Morsi and the Brotherhood will not
give up their hold on the government. Analysts believe that the army will step in before it reaches that point. If it comes to that, they
will try to install a civilian regime that would be accepted by all.
- The Muslim Brotherhood who had won a sweeping victory in the first free parliamentary elections and got their candidate elected president
have bitterly disappointed the people who had put their faith in them.
- Source: Jerusalem Post
Fox News Showcases Emerson's New Documentary "Jihad in America: The Grand Deception"
Jan. 4, 2012 - A new movie, "The Grand Deception" exposes the true motives of the Muslim Brotherhood versus the
deceptive moderate image they try to project for public opinion. Islamic expert Steven Emerson explains that video clips were made secretly
behind closed doors at radical rallies of Muslim Brotherhood groups.
The same people would then publicly say that they are against terrorism and in favor of peace.
- ...they talk about supporting jihad, supporting taking over the United States, supporting terrorism,
calling the United States an anti-Muslim power, and claiming that all arrests since 9/11 were fabricated.
- Source: The Investigative Project
Preview of "The Grand Deception" - Fox
Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House
Jan. 4, 2013 - The Dec. 22 edition of Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine claimed that six Muslim Brotherhood operatives are working
in the Obama administration and have significant influence on U.S. policy. The article says that this fact has turned the White House...
- “...from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important
supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The article lists the names and positions of the six influential people.
After World War I the Ottoman Turkish empire was disbanded, but the Muslim Brotherhood was soon formed for the purpose of destroying
Western civilization and making Islam "victorious over all other religions.”
- Source: WMD
- The First Muslim President - WND
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