Egypt’s new government kills scores and injures hundreds of demonstrators

Pro-Morsi Rally


Egypt’s interim government announced has taken violent action that has killed and injured those who backed it elected President Morsi:

July 27, 2013

CAIRO – At least 75 people were killed and more than 1,000 others injured Saturday in clashes between the supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and police on the road of Cairo Airport, hospital sources said.

The clashes took place on the road to Cairo airport, were “75 dead and 1,000 injured,” said the hospital run by the Muslim Brotherhood, quoted by Egyptian news agency MENA.

According to Hisham Ibrahim, director of the field hospital, located at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the suburb of Nasr City, northeastern Cairo, “the majority of the dead were hit by bullets in the head and the chest”.

July 27, 2013

The Strong Egypt Party has denounced the deaths resulting from clashes that broke out between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy and security forces in east Cairo on Saturday morning.

The party called for the removal of the cabinet as “it is incapable of protecting citizens.”

In a statement, the party added, “It seems that the security bodies wanted to kill people rather than combat terrorism.”

The statement refers to a call Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made to Egyptians to rally on Friday to grant him the authorisation to face terrorism, a call that was heeded by millions of Egyptians.

In its statement, the party added,”What has happened and is still happening is a massacre of Rabaa al-Adaweya protesters. Those who promised to protect the people, starting with the president all the way to the defense and interior ministers and the prime minister, as well as those who welcomed the Defense Minister’s call to rally, are all accountable for the more than 120 people who were killed and the 4,500 others injured.”

Police and army forces had pledged to protect all peaceful protesters.

July 27, 2013

Egyptian officials and medical workers say dozens of people have been killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, but Morsi supporters say the death toll is much higher.

The unrest occurred at several locations in Egypt on Saturday, including the Rabia el-Adawiya Mosque near Cairo, where Morsi supporters had gathered on Friday. Egyptian authorities say people inside of the mosque fired shots into the surrounding neighborhood, on Saturday, while the al-Jazeera news channel reported gunmen have been shooting into the mosque…

At a Saturday news conference, Egypt’s Interior Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, said the interim government hopes to dismantle the protest camp using “legal means.” He also said Morsi would most likely be taken to the Torah prison near Cairo, where former president Hosni Mubarak and members of his cabinet were detained following the country’s 2011 uprising.

The demonstrations got under way as an Egyptian judge ordered the continued detention of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on conspiracy charges…

World leaders are expressing increasing concern about the rising violence, the polarization of Egyptian society, and the army’s crackdown on Brotherhood leaders.

The Egyptian military dominated Egyptian politics for decades, until the overthrow of Mubarak, himself an ex-military commander. It has a long history of animosity toward the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Egypt’s most organized political party.

Note: There are a lot of conflicting reports on the actual number killed and wounded.  But the reality is that many were killed and many more wounded.

The situation in Egypt will change. Of course, the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate was actually elected as the President of Egypt considers the interim government installed by the military by the point of guns is illegitimate and illegal. But many, in and out of Egypt, want to overlook that the interim government is in because of a military-backed coup.

As I mentioned in some earlier posts, there is no doubt that what occurred in Egypt was a coup supported by the military.  Again, notice the definition of a coup d’état from Wikipedia:

A coup d’état (/ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/; plural: coups d’état), also known as a coup, a putsch, or an overthrow, is the sudden deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military. A coup d’état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance. When the coup neither fails completely nor succeeds, a civil war is a likely consequence. (viewed 07/08/13)

What happened in Egypt was a military coup blamed on a certain amount of popular discontent.

Those who thought that the mobocracy coup earlier this month ended the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamist parties in Egypt and elsewhere were in error.

Yet, the USA went so far as to declare that the coup was not a coup:

26 July 2013

The White House has said that the overthrow of the former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was not a coup and it will continue to provide Egypt with economic and military aid…

U.S. law says aid to “any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup d’etat or decree” must instantly be halted.

The USA seems to no longer believe that it is tied to sticking with all the principles in its own Constitution, own principles, or its own laws (see also The Bill of Rights and Declaration on the 4th of July 2013).  This is another example.

While this USA decision to not call a coup a coup may be pragmatic, the reality is that the Muslim Brotherhood is a group that wants a pan-Islamic empire, similar to one prophesied in the Bible. No matter what the USA says or does this will happen. The current non-Islamist government will ultimately disappoint even more of the Egyptians, who will look for a type of Islamic strongman to lead them.

According to the Bible, an apparently Islamic Empire will form in some type of confederation to include at least most of North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt will be a major part of this:

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. (Daniel 11:40-42).

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:

“‘Wail and say, “Alas for that day!” 3 For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near- a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations. 4 A sword will come against Egypt, and anguish will come upon Cush. When the slain fall in Egypt, her wealth will be carried away and her foundations torn down.

5 Cush and Put, Lydia and all Arabia, Libya and the people of the covenant land will fall by the sword along with Egypt.

6 “‘This is what the LORD says:

“‘The allies of Egypt will fall and her proud strength will fail. From Migdol to Aswan they will fall by the sword within her, declares the Sovereign LORD. 7 “‘They will be desolate among desolate lands, and their cities will lie among ruined cities. 8 Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are crushed.

9 “‘On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten Cush out of her complacency. Anguish will take hold of them on the day of Egypt’s doom, for it is sure to come (Ezekiel 30:1-9, NIV).

Egyptian involvement with the final King of the South is specifically prophesied. The rule by those with the same goals of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is not going to be over for long.

We are likely to see more change, unrest, and protests before the final King of the South rises up. But, according to biblical prophecy, that power will rise up and Egypt will be part of it. The newly appointed cabinet in Egypt will not last.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Future King of the South is Rising Does the Bible teach that there will be a future King of the South in Daniel 11? Is this kingdom rising up now? Did the old Worldwide Church of God (WCG) teach that there would be another one? And who is the King of the South? How will this involve Egypt? Is the final King of the South some type of Arab-Muslim confederation? Can Iran be involved? Is there a group that seems to be supporting the goals of the King of the South? Has the Obama Administration supported the rise of this power? This sermon video answers those questions.
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.
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?
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.
What Should You Know About Turkey in Prophecy Do you know the Turkish people descended from? Did the Ottoman Empire possibly fulfill a promise in Genesis? Will Turkey support the European King of the North or Arabic King of the South? Will it betray one of them? Will Turkey be involved in the encouraging the destruction of Israel? Is Turkey going to become Catholic? Is Turkey mentioned in Psalm 83, Daniel 11, and elsewhere in the Bible? This video provides answers.
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
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.
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.
Arabic Nazarenes May Have Kept Original Christian Practices Were their faithful Arabs who held to original Christianity?
Nazarene Christianity: Were the Original Christians Nazarenes? Should Christians be Nazarenes today? What were the practices of the Nazarenes.

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