VOA: Egypt Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death!

Mohamed Morsi, Official Photograph


Egypt’s interim government showed its intolerance for dissent today by coming up with the largest capital punishment verdict in the 21st century:

Egypt Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death

March 24, 2014

CAIRO — In what is being called the biggest capital punishment verdict by Egypt’s judiciary, 529 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have been sentenced to death.

The condemned were convicted of killing a policeman, attacking others and destroying property.

The sentencing, believed to be the biggest mass death dentencing {sic} in history, came after just two court sessions and before the defendants lawyers say they were permitted to make their case.

The majority was condemned in absentia, with fewer than 200 of those on trial in court, 16 suspects were acquitted.

An appeal is permitted, and given the rushed circumstances of the trial, human rights and legal experts believe the verdict is unlikely to stand.

Even members of the government-linked National Council for Human Rights condemned the verdict. Member Nasser Amin wrote on Twitter the court ruling “will be overturned as soon as the defendants demand a retrial.”

Other legal rights advocates described it as a “disaster” and a “scandal.”

Many of those on trial were arrested during fighting in the southern province of Minya, where the trial was held, after security forces dispersed Muslim Brotherhood protest camps last August in Cairo.

Hundreds, possibly more, died in the crackdown, most of them supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

Thousands of Morsi supporters have been jailed since.

Caught up in the crackdown are several journalists, including Australian journalist Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network.

They are on trial in a Cairo court charged with aiding what the government considers the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood.

The defendants deny the charges, saying they were simply reporting the news.

Greste’s brother Mike Greste was at the court where the trial continued Monday…

Monday’s court proceedings come as Egyptian officials say the campaign for a permanent replacement for Morsi, himself on trial in several other court cases, will begin in the coming days.

Egyptian officials have put strong restrictions on media coverage, leaving Egyptian news dominated by praise of the military-backed government, in particular Defense Minister and widely assumed future presidential candidate General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.  http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-lawyer-egyptian-court-sentences-529-muslim-brotherhood-members-to-death/1877686.html

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. If anywhere near this 529 convicted number are killed, there will be very strong reverberations.  Sunni Muslims, even various of those that currently support the interim coup government in Egypt, will eventually turn against a government that will do this amount of killing.  Unrest is likely to ultimately be the result, and those killed by the interim 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)

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.

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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