Muslim Brotherhood Scores a Gain in Tunisia’s Election

Muslim Brotherhood
الإخوان المسلمون
Al-Ikhwān Al-Muslimūn


Tunisia’s election results are in the news and while many believe it heralds a rise in moderation, some are less persuaded:

24 October 2011

Most forecasts point to the Ennahda party emerging with the biggest share of the vote, an outcome that worries secularists and could be replicated in other Arab states when they hold their own post-Arab Spring elections…Ennahda’s fortunes may have a bearing on Egyptian elections set for next month in which the Muslim Brotherhood​, an ideological ally, also hopes to emerge strongest.

Calling his party “the most modernist” Islamic political movement in the Arab world — meaning the most committed to principles of democracy and pluralism — Mr. Laredi predicted that it would now “lead the way” for others around the region.

Ennahda officials were already beginning discussions to form a unity government with the four or five other more liberal parties that were expected to get representation in the constituent assembly, which is to draft the constitution.

Ennahda (initially a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood) has succeeded in uniting a variety of Islamist groups. Its leader, Rached el-Ghannouchi, says he is interested in the “Turkish model,” which allows for an Islamic government to operate in a secular society.

Ennahda’s ideology is based on that of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to impose Islamic law on the whole world.

So, while some believe that “moderation” has prevailed, others note that there are similarities between the goals of Ennahda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The situation in Tunisia is far from truly stable.  While claiming that they are interested in a secular, Turkish model, of government, the reality is that I do not believe that Tunisia’s new government will meet enough of the desires of its people and that ultimately (if not sooner, like possibly now) they will start to move away from a secular model (Tunisia was considered to basically be a secular state prior to this election) and more towards an Islamic state (which Turkey has been doing, to a degree, of late).  I personally consider that the election in Tunisia will ultimately help groups like the Muslim Brotherhood–hence I believe that they likely are considering that the election results in Tunisia are a gain for them.

When the right Arab leader rises up (the final king of the South of Daniel 11:40), I strongly suspect that those in Tunisia will support him.  Watch (Mark 13:37).

Some articles of related interest may include:

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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.
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