Muslim Brotherhood Leader calls for ‘United Arab States’

Muslim Brotherhood
الإخوان المسلمون
Al-Ikhwān Al-Muslimūn


The Muslim Brotherhood wants an Islamic caliphate confederation like I and others in LCG have suggested:

April 17, 2012

In this recent video, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Dr. Safwat Hegazy, a popular preacher, talks about how he yearns to see Arab nations become “like the United States”—for them to unify into the “United Arab States.” While that may sound like an admirable (or at least neutral) goal, bear in mind what he is alluding to: the resurrection of a caliphate—which by nature exists to expand, including through jihad.

Moreover, Hegazy made clear that his interest in seeing the “United Arab States” has less to do with Arab solidarity (nationalism) and more to do with Islamic allegiance (religion). As he gushed about how wonderful it would be for Arab nations to unite into one bloc, the secular and skeptical host interviewing him reluctantly agreed, “so long as the capital is Cairo,” that is, so long as Egypt’s integrity remains.

To this, Hegazy replied: “No, I say the capital is Jerusalem, Allah willing.”

…his Brotherhood colleague, Sheikh Sayyid Abdul Karim, asserted: “Those who do not wish to see Islam [Sharia] applied are drunks, druggies, adulterers, and brothel-owners.”

Notice that an Islamic pan-Arabic state is the objective of the Muslim Brotherhood–and it always has been.

Jordan’s King is currently in the EU (the final King of the North will come from Europe), was well received, and made a speech calling for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital:

April 18, 2012
It is thus necessary that “Israel be committed” to create “Two states with equal dignities and self-determination” with “East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine.” It’s a solution which will guarantee safety and peace in Israel”, otherwise “Israel will be far from being secure and it will take decades to restart the peace process.”

This was the message given by King Abdullah II of Jordan to the plenary hall in Strasbourg. A guest of the European Parliament at the end of talks with the EU, the Jordanian King was widely applauded by all and given a standing ovation.

In his speech to the parliament, Abdullah II stated that the partnership with the EU is “useful” to “keep the pressure going and hopes high.”

Modern calls from the Islamic world to have Jerusalem as the capital of an Islamic nation and/or confederation of nations are consistent with biblical, and some Islamic, prophecy.

There is an interesting end-time prophecy related in Jerusalem that seems to be fulfilled regularly:

3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. (Zechariah 12:3)

This may be part of why Jerusalem will be divided (which is what the EU, UN, and apparently the King of Jordan are advocating):

2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (Zechariah 14:2)

The Bible also shows that the entire city will have problems, which suggests that a few years after the Jews are taken captive, the Gentiles (including apparently also Arabic ones) who are likely there will be punished:

24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)

29 For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth,” says the Lord of hosts.’ (Jeremiah 25:29)

So, Jerusalem will highly likely affect the Arab peoples as well.

Here are claimed to be some Shi’ite Muslim prophetic views of the Imam Mahdi (a version of who could be the final King of the South of biblical prophecy, Daniel 11:40) and Jerusalem:

By most accounts, Shia scholars believe the Mahdi will first appear in Mecca and conquer the Middle East, then establish the headquarters of his global Islamic government—or caliphate—in Iraq. But there is not universal agreement. Some believe he will emerge from the well at the Jamkaran Mosque in Iran and then travel to Mecca and Iraq. Some say that he will conquer Jerusalem before establishing his caliphate in Iraq. Others believe Jerusalem must be conquered as a prerequisite to his return.

None of this is actually written in the Kuran, and Sunnis reject this eschatology.

But one thing that is fairly well agreed upon among devout “Twelvers” is that the Mahdi will end apostasy and purify corruption within Islam. He is expected to conquer the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Syria, “Palestine,” Egypt and North Africa, and eventually the entire world. (Rosenberg J. Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come. Fox News, November 7, 2011.

Now, I should add that the idea of an Imam Mahdi is accepted in certain, though not all, Sunni circles. And even in those areas that do not teach that, many Sunnis long for a transnational Islamic leader to rise up.  And it may this type of prophecy that many in the Muslim Brotherhood rely on for part of their contention that Jerusalem can be either their capital or more under Islamic control

Jordan’s leadership is vary of the Muslim Brotherhood (see Jordan Moves to Ban Muslim Brotherhood Party), yet, it seems likely that a group like the Muslim Brotherhood (if not it, itself) will help the rise of the biblical King of the South and that Jordan (some of which is biblical Moab) will be part of it (cf. Psalm 83:4-7).

One of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood may well become the King of the South that the Bible foretells (Daniel 11:40), and he or some associated with him are likely to spend some time in a less Jewish Jerusalem (cf. Luke 21:24).

Events are aligning with properly understood biblical prophecy.

Some articles of 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?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? 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?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?

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