The situations in Egypt and the Middle East continue to be of prophetic interest:
Cairo (CNN) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will run candidates in about half of the Parliamentary seats in the September elections, the group announced Saturday.
Egypt’s Muslim Brothers plan big political role The Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) — The once outlawed Muslim Brotherhood says it will contest half of the seats in Egypt’s parliamentary elections in September, revealing plans to become a major force in the country’s post-revolution politics…The Brotherhood remained Egypt’s best organized opposition group despite a campaign by Mubarak’s regime to suppress it. It successfully fielded candidates in previous parliamentary elections as independents.
At a news conference Saturday, the Brotherhood named the leaders of its new Freedom and Justice party.
Notice also the following:
UPI.com – 29 April 2011
UPI UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (UPI) — The exiled Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood described alleged attacks by Syrian forces on protesters as an act of genocide
So, the Muslim Brotherhood that was prohibited in Egpyt, and is rising up there, and prohibited in Syria, is speaking out there.
The timing seems to be right for such a group to start rising up. The events in primarily Sunni Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, and Yemen, as well as somewhat Shi’ite Syria seem to be setting the stage of the Arabic peoples to be willing to consider some type of confederation with a strong leader to represent them. The Bible tells of such as leader as the final King of the South (Daniel 11:27), but he will not end up well (Daniel 11:40-43).
Notice some of what some write that the Muslim Brotherhood wants, according to writing about a decade ago (but relatively recently translated into English):
…the Islamic Ummah [nation] can regain its power and be liberated and assume its rightful position which was intended by Allah, as the most exalted nation among men, as the leaders of humanity…Today we witness the [Muslim] Brotherhood joining their brothers, the Mujahideen (Jihad warriors) in Afghanistan, and fighting against the infidel and repressive regime in Syria…
He [Hassan al-Banna] felt the grave danger overshadowing the Muslims and the urgent need and obligation which Islam places on every Muslim, man and woman, to act in order to restore
the Islamic Caliphate and to reestablish the Islamic State on strong foundations and to liberate the Muslims and defend them from any attack, and to spread the Da’wa (Islamic missionary activity) of Islam in the world and to establish this great religion, which Allah wanted for his servants…
Some think that Shahada (Martyrdom) causes loss and damages the [Muslim Brotherhood] Society, since it has lost influential people in action and Jihad. This is wrong, since the fall of the
Shahid (Martyr) for the sake of Da’wa (Islamic missionary activity) is [seen as] provisions and fuel for the [next] generations, and as a symbol of self sacrifice in the way of the Da’wa until realization of the goals which the [Muslim Brotherhood] Society was established for, that is, establishing the State of Islam, headed by the Islamic Caliphate, in order to establish Allah
religion on Allah’s land…
(Source: The Muslim Brotherhood – in its own words Translation of “Jihad is the way” by Mustafa Mashhur Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1996-2002 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik. http://www.palwatch.org/STORAGE/special%20reports/Jihad_is_the_way_by_Mustafa_Mashhur.pdf viewed 04/30/11)
The Muslim Brotherhood basically wants to install the pan-Islamic leader, that the Bible refers to as the final King of the South. And the elections in Egypt and problems in other Arabic lands are steps towards that goal. The fact that many years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood wanted to change the regime in Syria is also of interest.
As protests and rebellions expand in the Middle East, these apparently will help trigger the events which will likely contribute to both the King of the South and the King of the North rising up and/or gaining power. Watch.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
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?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.