Feb 15, 2011

Pandora's Box Is Opened

Jan MarkellBy Jan Markell
Olive Tree Ministries

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The stage was set for the Egyptian crisis by Barack Obama himself back in June of 2009. There he delivered his Cairo speech given with the hope of bringing the Muslim world into his camp. After that speech I wrote:

"America and the rest of the world will never be the same. In his Cairo speech, he sent the world of Islam a dramatic message that America wants to be their friend and that America respects Islam. There was not a single word about Islam's well-known and checkered past of conquering by the sword. There was no reference to the indoctrination by Islam of her youth to steer them toward violence. There was no reference to the fact that Islamic suicide bombers are blowing themselves up around the world and beheading innocent people. No mention of the 'honor killings' against family members who prove to be an embarrassment. And he gave a pass for Muslims to keep stoning their women for various offenses. He also signaled to the world that America would go back to a 9/10 mentality."
I concluded that Obama complimented Islam in Cairo. Both moderates and radicals will use it for their benefit throughout the world in years to come. The world was told that it should respect Islam as Obama does. The sweetest sound to him is the Muslim call to prayer. Obama tipped his hat as he did in one of his two books where he suggested that if ever the ill-winds blow, he will stand with the Muslims. This isn't rocket science. Barack Hussein Obama set the stage for violence in various parts of the world; for political insurrection; for toppling governments. He would be in agreement at worst or would cause America to look the other way at best.

Fast-forward to his televised interview on Super Bowl Sunday with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. In that interview, Obama specifically included the Muslim Brotherhood in the groups that must be included in any new Egyptian government. This is the equivalent of President Woodrow Wilson welcoming the Bolsheviks into the Russian government back in 1917.

Some feel there was Egypt-overload for weeks but the stakes were enormous! Victor Sharp writing in The American Thinker states,
"Our president has now opened a Pandora's Box in the Middle East. It may well usher in a catastrophe not seen since World War II. From his notorious Cairo speech to the present, Obama speaks and disaster follows. Some commentators believe that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are so utterly naive as to make themselves unable to understand what will happen in Egypt as a result of their undermining of the Mubarek regime."
Sharpe continues,
"The question is justifiably asked: Do they truly believe that the next regime that comes to power will have the interests of the U.S. and the West at heart? My fear is that Obama is not naive at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing., for he is eagerly promoting power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result. Inevitably the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes."
My radio guest next weekend (February 19-20) is Egyptian and former Muslim Nonie Darwish. She states,
"Wherever Muslims go, the Brotherhood will follow. It has now even infiltrated many non-Muslim countries, including the U.S. and our government. As a fellow Egyptian, I have no doubt that the head-covered, Egyptian-born White House adviser Dalia Mogahed is herself a Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas sympathizer. She is also a Sharia defender. She helped write President Obama's Cairo speech, which was geared to appease and legitimize the Brotherhood, the very organization that inspired Al-Qaeda. Obama believed that he would be the hero who would make the Muslim world love us, but he ended up only empowering the Brotherhood against both Arab reformists and Western interests."
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch suggests that the Brotherhood won't immediately seize control of the country, but will dominate a coalition government and later begin ousting rival parties. Spencer is blunt that Obama favors the Brotherhood despite their hostility to America. He made sure he invited Brotherhood leaders to his June 4, 2009 Cairo speech. This is ironic and pathetic in that the Brotherhood has the U.S. in its sites, to target for maximum damage.

The ultimate goal here is to plunder the Promised Land - Israel. America will offer Israel little support. The dominoes are falling. Unrest is spreading. The one thing all parties can agree on is that Israel needs to be driven from their midst. To the Islamists, Israel is a cancerous sore that never heals. Hosni Mubarek was committed to a peace treaty with Israel, not out of love for the Jewish state, but, in part, to continue receiving foreign aid from America. Barack Obama may be a president who cares less about peace in Israel than previous presidents.

The winds of a coming Muslim caliphate are blowing stronger than they have in centuries. This is not the end of the revolution in Egypt, it is just the beginning. They and their neighbors will likely have a wake-up call from hell in their future. The ghosts of the Shah of Iran and Iran's Ayatollah Khoumeini, so prominent 30 years ago, still whistle in the wind. The war between the West and the Mullahs has new life to it. But they could not have achieved their goal without an inexperienced, Muslim-friendly American president.

God loves Egypt and He called Israel out of Egypt. Generations later, God called the Messiah out of Egypt when Joseph and Mary carried Him there for protection from King Herod. This nation is mentioned prominently in the Bible, second only to Israel. In Isaiah 19, God is determined to get their attention and draw them into a personal relationship with Himself through faith in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Isaiah 19 reference is yet future. Before that, it appears a great deal must happen. Stay tuned!

Related Links
The Brotherhood Amongst Us - FrontPageMagazine.com (Nonie Darwish)
Egyptian Unrest and the Prophetic Scenario - BPB (Andy Woods)
Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties - BPB (Robert Spencer)
Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38 - Which is the Next Middle East News Headline? - BPB (Bill Salus)
Terrorism: How Much Trouble Are We In?...Quite a Bit - Family Security Matters
Democracy is a Relative Term - Human Events (Robert Spencer)