USA and Muslim Brotherhood concerned over Dr. Morsi death sentence announcement

Mohamed Morsi, Official Photograph


Egypt’s former President Morsi was given a death sentence.  The USA, Muslim Brotherhood, and others are concerned about this:

May 17, 2015

The United States says it is “deeply concerned” about the death sentences handed down to former President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants for a 2011 mass prison break.

“We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences, which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt’s international obligations and the rule of law,” a State Department official said Sunday.

The sentences were handed down Saturday in a Cairo court.

The Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top religious authority, will make the final decision on the sentences on June 2.

The former president is also facing espionage charges.

A lawyer for Morsi said he would appeal his client’s death sentence.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters called for protest against Morsi’s death sentence.

The Cairo court also issued a separate verdict against several top Muslim Brotherhood leaders for conspiring with the Hamas and Hezbollah groups in organizing the prison break.

Last month, Morsi – the country’s first democratically elected leader – was sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. The criminal court also found 12 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders and supporters guilty of intimidation and violence, but not murder.

The Egyptian military toppled Morsi in 2013 after millions took to the streets accusing his government of abusing its power. Since then, the government of then army chief and current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has jailed tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters.

Hours after ousted former Egyptian president Mohamad Morsi was given a preliminary death sentence, three judges were killed and another seriously wounded in North Sinai when they were attacked by an armed militia while traveling to a North Sinai court.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack, however the State of Sinai, formerly known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, is considered to be the most active armed group operating in the area, and could be a possible culprit, according to Daily News Egypt. The group often targets those associated with state security and members of the military – and has been been fighting the government in the Sinai since Mr. Morsi’s government was removed from power in July 2013. …

“All the world will pay for this death sentence, will pay for their silence about the sentence, and for betraying the principles of freedom and justice,” Ahmed Ramy Elhofy, a Muslim Brotherhood co-defendant tried in-absentia,  told The Guardian.

The Times of Israel reported, that by carrying out a death sentence for Morsi, Egypt’s government may trigger unrest in cities across the country rather than deterring enlistment in Muslim Brotherhood activities. However, Morsi’s fate will not be decided until after Egypt’s Grand Mufti, the highest Sunni Muslim authority in Egypt, weighs in on the matter on June, 2, and even if he rules in favor of the death penalty, Morsi still has the right to appeal.

Morsi’s death penalty sentence is considered another sign that Egypt is doubling down on Islamist groups even as it fights ISIS-affiliated groups in Libya as well as in its own backyard in the Sinai Peninsula.

As many readers are aware, Dr. Morsi was elected by the people of Egypt and removed by way of a military coup. Dr. Morsi took steps that secularists were opposed to, as well as some that Egypt’s military was opposed to. Egypt has had an ‘interim government’ since Dr. Morsi’s ouster last Summer.

Eventually, the moves against Dr. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood will backfire. Unrest is likely to ultimately be the result, and those killed by the current Egyptian government will be considered to be martyrs.

Notice also the following prophecy:

1 The burden against Egypt.

Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.

2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom. 3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. 4 And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,”

Says the Lord, the Lord of hosts. (Isaiah 19:1-4)

As I have written before, while the some (or all) of the above is likely to happen after the King of the North invades the King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43), it is also possible that massive unrest will happen prior to the final rise of the King of the South. The King of the South may well rise up after massive unrest and fighting in Egypt (Isaiah 19:1-4). The King of the South would be expected to be a ‘fierce king.’ A massive amount of people killed via capital punishment could be a trigger for the rise of the King of the South.

As many readers know, Dr. Morsi and many of his supporters have been members of a group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood wants a pan-national Islamic caliphate ruled by an Imam/Caliph who would rule at least most of North Africa and the Middle East. This appears to be a Sunni Muslim goal and is consistent with the territory that the King of the South of Bible prophecy will lead:

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).

Though Egypt will have issues, the reality is that a confederation will form in the areas near Egypt with a multi-national leader. Egyptian involvement with the final King of the South is prophesied. Despite attempts to silence, kill, jail, etc. supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, a king of the south similar to what the Muslim Brotherhood wants will rise up.

The Muslim Brotherhood is generally NOT considered to be as radical as the so-called Islamic State.  And irrespective of what a group is called, a confederation of nations that are currently predominantly Muslim will arise.  Egyptian government leaders are unknowingly stoking the fire for this, while they think they are putting it out.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Egypt in Prophecy Does Egypt have a special role in end time prophecy? Will Egypt rise up and then be defeated. What does God teach will happen to those in Egypt? Here is a link to a YouTube video titled Egypt and End Time Prophecy.
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
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.
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? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
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.
Arabic Nazarenes May Have Kept Original Christian Practices Were their faithful Arabs who held to original Christianity?
Nazarene Christianity: Were the Original Christians Nazarenes? Who were the Nazarene Christians? What did they believe? Should 21st century Christians be modern Nazarenes? Is there a group that exists now that traces its history through the Nazarenes and holds the same beliefs today? Here is a link to a related video sermon Nazarene Christians: Were the early Christians “Nazarenes”?

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