The Muslim Brotherhood is trying to hold on to power in Egypt:
CAIRO—Egypt’s public prosecutor issued arrest warrants for five prominent pro-democracy activists on suspicion of inciting violence during weekend rioting, raising fears of a crackdown against opponents of the politically dominant Muslim Brotherhood. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323466204578382891679540754.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Egypt’s prosecutor general on Monday ordered the arrest of five prominent political activists accused of inciting violence against President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood…
Those ordered arrested included Ahmed Douma and Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a leading blogger who became a symbol of the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Also ordered arrested were Karim al-Shaer, Hazem Abdel Azeem and Ahmed al-Sahafi.
The five were banned from travel while a sixth person was summoned for questioning.
Abd El-Fattah, who was arrested under Mubarak and the military council that replaced him, said in a statement he would head to the prosecutor general’s office on Tuesday. He described the warrant as proof of the “corruption of the case and the prosecutor general’s bias in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood”…
The arrest warrants follow a threat on Sunday by Morsi to take steps to protect the nation following the clashes. Mursi said “necessary measures” would be taken against any politicians found to be involved…
The two sides traded blame for the latest in a series of violent demonstrations targeting Morsi and the Brotherhood, the Islamist group that propelled him to power in a June election…
Morsi’s opponents accuse him and the Brotherhood of seeking to dominate the post-Mubarak era. The Brotherhood has in turn accused the opposition of failing to respect democratic rules. http://www.voanews.com/content/egypt-prosecutor-orders-arrests-of-activists-reuters/1628570.html
The Muslim Brotherhood is a Sunni Muslim group that wants to establish an Islamic empire called a caliphate. When Egypt’s Morsi ran its official website, it had an article posted that said the following:
What is the Muslim Brotherhood?
The world’s largest and most influential Islamist movement. Founded in Egypt in 1928, the group was originally focused on ridding the country of corrupting secular influences brought by British colonial rule. Over the years, it established branches and affiliates in many countries to promote traditional Sunni Islamic morals, social justice, and the eradication of poverty and corruption. “The Islamic nation,” its charter states, “must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing an Islamic state”—ideally a re-established caliphate, stretching from Spain across the Middle East and Central Asia to Indonesia, to be governed according to Islamic sharia law. (Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood. February 14, 2011. © The Muslim Brotherhood. http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28019 viewed 11/21/2011)
The Muslim Brotherhood apparently wants as its top priority a pan-national Islamic caliphate ruled by an Imam. Many Muslims long for the rising up of a leader called the 12th Imam, often referred to as the Imam Mahdi. It will not end up with Spain if I understand certain aspects of Bible prophecy correctly, but the confederation of the final King of the South may go from around Western Sahara and/or Mauritania to Oman (with possible involvement and/or coordination with Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and/or Indonesia).
Not everyone in Egypt support its President Morsi or the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood, and some have complained of US President Obama’s support for the group:
Egyptians Angry with Obama for Backing Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi
25 March 2013
Egyptians increasingly assail the U.S. for backing Islamist President Mohamed Morsi…
In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, blood-red letters on a white banner read: “Obama Supports The Dictator Mursi.” A sign on the speakers’ platform adds: “Down with Mursi, America’s agent.”
Obama’s talk of a “new beginning” between Muslims and the U.S. has been swamped in Egypt by economic dysfunction and political polarization between Islamist and secular leaders…
At home, the Obama administration has faced opposition to smoothing Egypt’s post-revolutionary path. A 2011 Obama promise to forgive $1 billion in Egyptian debt is stalled in Congress. Republican lawmakers, such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have opposed additional funds for Mursi, who referred to Jews in 2010 as “the descendants of apes and pigs.” He later said the remarks were in response to Israeli actions toward Palestinians, an explanation which did little to stem U.S. outrage.
U.S. help, already conditioned on Egypt’s continued adherence to its 1979 treaty with Israel, should be tied to democratic milestones, such as preserving an independent judiciary and a free press, some in the Egyptian opposition say. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/egypt-obama-morsi-anger/2013/03/25/id/496106#ixzz2OefQ4k5P
Also, in the Arab world, the Arab League is meeting. And while it suspended the membership of Syria a while back, a representative of the Syrian opposition now is considered to be the representative of Syria in the Arab League:
March 26, 2013
The Syrian opposition is representing the country for the first time at the Arab League, which opened a two-day summit Tuesday in Qatar.
Mouaz al-Khatib took Syria’s seat at the meeting and plans to address the talks. He recently had resigned as head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, but Arab diplomats invited him and interim prime minister Ghassan Hitto to represent Syria.
Syria’s seat had been vacant since the Arab League suspended its membership in 2011, eight months into a crisis that has stretched to more than two years. Most Arab League members have called for President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster. http://www.voanews.com/content/opposition-represents-syria-at-arab-league-summit/1628664.html
Mouaz al-Khatib is a Sunni Muslim, and he and his group has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/2012111202415138198.html). And he is the one the Arab League wants to represent Syria. While not all of the Arab League supports the Muslim Brotherhood, this step suggests that they are willing to lean more towards it.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants a type of confederation that is consistent with Bible prophecy. Syria has been ran by a Shi’ite leader (its President Assad) and he has been opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood–because of Bible prophecy, I have written for some time that Syrian President Assad would be replaced or at least change.
Notice a couple of biblical prophecies referring to a confederation to come that involves peoples in lands in the Middle East and Northern Africa:
40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. (Daniel 11:40-44)
2 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’
3 For the day is near,
Even the day of the Lord is near;
It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
4 The sword shall come upon Egypt,
And great anguish shall be in Ethiopia,
When the slain fall in Egypt,
And they take away her wealth,
And her foundations are broken down.
5 “Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, all the mingled people, Chub, and the men of the lands who are allied, shall fall with them by the sword.”
6 ‘Thus says the Lord:
“Those who uphold Egypt shall fall,
And the pride of her power shall come down.
From Migdol to Syene
Those within her shall fall by the sword,”
Says the Lord God.
7 “They shall be desolate in the midst of the desolate countries,
And her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are laid waste.
8 Then they will know that I am the Lord,
When I have set a fire in Egypt
And all her helpers are destroyed. (Ezekiel 30:2-8)
Since Egypt is mentioned by name in both Daniel 11 and Ezekiel 30, it will be prominent in the coming confederation. Since Syria is located in the Middle East, the above prophecies appear to be referring to a confederation of Arabic nations that will include Syria. Hence, despite some issues, Syria will end up with some type of Islamic confederation–but one that will not be good for it or its people.
Yet, this is something that the Muslim Brotherhood is hoping to bring to pass.
Some links of related interest may include:
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing–here is a short article.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2013, 2014, or 2015? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?