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Egypt Descends Into Civil War As Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’

| August 16, 2013

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(Reuters) – Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a “Day of Rage”.

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The army deployed dozens of armored vehicles on major roads around the capital after Mursi’s Brotherhood movement called the demonstrations, and the Interior Ministry said police would use live ammunition against anyone threatening public buildings.

The violence followed Wednesday’s assault by security forces on two Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo that left hundreds dead, as security forces tried to end weeks of turbulence following the army’s toppling of Mursi on July 3.

In Cairo gunshots echoed around the huge Ramses Square, focal point of Brotherhood protests in the capital, and police fired salvoes of tear gas. Four people were killed and many more wounded by gunshot and birdshot in the square, a witness said.

Nile TV showed footage of one gunman among Islamist protesters firing from a city center bridge. Injured men, one with a bloody wound in the middle of his chest, were rushed away on the back of a pick-up truck.

Emergency services also said eight protesters were killed in clashes in the Mediterranean town of Damietta, and four people died in the northeastern city of Ismailia. Violence was also reported in Egypt’s second city Alexandria and in the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

A police conscript was killed in a drive-by shooting in the north of the capital, state news agency MENA reported.

Deeply polarized after months of political turmoil, Egypt stands close to the abyss of chaos with Islamist supporters refusing to accept the toppling of Mursi, which followed mammoth rallies castigating his trouble-plagued, year-long rule.

They have demanded the resignation of army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the reinstatement of Egypt’s first freely elected president, who is in detention and has not been seen in public since his downfall.

“Sooner or later I will die. Better to die for my rights than in my bed. Guns don’t scare us anymore,” said Sara Ahmed, 28, a business manager, joining a march of thousands of demonstrators heading downtown from northeast Cairo.

“It’s not about the Brotherhood, it’s about human rights,” said Ahmed, one of the few women not wearing a headscarf, a sign of piety for Muslim women.

When a military helicopter flew low over Ramses Square, protesters held up shoes chanting “We will bring Sisi to the ground” and “Leave, leave, you traitor.”

As the sound of teargas canisters being fired began, protesters – including young and old, men and women – donned surgical masks, gas masks and wrapped bandannas around their faces. Some rubbed Pepsi on their faces to counter the gas.

“Allahu akbar! (God is Greatest)” the crowd chanted.

WASHINGTON DISPLEASURE

Signaling his displeasure at the worst bloodshed in Egypt for generations, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday normal cooperation with Cairo could not continue and announced the cancellation of military exercises with Egypt next month.

“We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest,” he said, but stopped short of cutting off the $1.55 billion a year of mostly military U.S. aid to Egypt.

The Brotherhood accuses the military of staging a coup when it ousted Mursi. Liberal and youth activists who backed the military saw the move as a positive response to public demands.

But some fear Egypt is turning back into the kind of police state that kept the disgraced Hosni Mubarak in power for 30 years before his removal in 2011, as security institutions recover their confidence and reassert control.

Friday prayers have proved a fertile time for protests during more than two years of unrest across the Arab world.

In calling for a “Day of Rage,” the Brotherhood used the same name as that given to the most violent day of the uprising against Mubarak. That day, January 28, 2011, marked the protesters’ victory over the police, who were forced to retreat.

Ironically, the epicenter of the anti-Mubarak protests, Tahrir Square, was deserted on Friday, sealed off by the army.

Underscoring the deep divisions in the most populous Arab state, local residents helped the army block access to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, the site of the main Brotherhood sit-in that was swept away during Wednesday’s police assault.

“We are here to prevent those filthy bastards from coming back,” said Mohamed Ali, a 22-year-old business student. The Egyptian presidency issued a statement criticizing Obama, saying his comments were not based on “facts” and would strengthen violent groups that were committing “terrorist acts”.

Pro-army groups posted videos on the Internet of policemen they said had been tortured and killed by Islamist militants.

Washington’s influence over Cairo has been called into question since Mursi’s overthrow. Since then Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $12 billion in assistance, making them more prominent partners.

Obama’s refusal so far to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt suggests he does not wish to alienate the generals despite the scale of the bloodshed in the army’s suppression of Mursi supporters.

Egypt will need all the financial support it can get in the coming months as it grapples with growing economic woes, especially in the important tourism sector that accounts for more than 10 percent of gross domestic product.

The United States urged its citizens to leave Egypt on Thursday and two of Europe’s biggest tour operators, Germany’s TUI and Thomas Cook Germany, said they were cancelling all trips to the country until September 15.

On Thursday, the U.N. Security Council urged all parties in Egypt to exercise restraint, but did not assign blame. “The view of council members is that it is important to end violence in Egypt,” Argentine U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval said after the 15-member council met on the situation. source – Reuters

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  1. STL says:

    Another civil war, when your not walking with God, you’ll always disageee with each other, so again the unrighteous ones starts another civil war!

  2. Heather says:

    Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’

    So, they’re calling for a typical Muslim day in the Middle East? A truly shocking headline would be, “Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day of Peace and Love’ ”

    Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Declares Maybe It’s Not So Smart To Try To Kill Everybody Who’s Different”

    Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Declares Islam Behaviorally Similar To Satan”

    Or, “Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Determining Why Nobody Sane Likes Us’ “

  3. Teresa says:

    Do not let your heart be troubled by this terrible grave news but keep looking to the One that will end all bloodshed. His government will reign and all will be free to serve Him and others. What a joyous time when Satan’s evil will be over. We must go though this time to get to the end. Lord help us to live for you that others will be brought into the kingdom. Help Egypt to see the True Messiah.

    • Steve says:

      Teresa:

      Great prayer you said in your comment. “Lord help us to live for you that others will be brought into the kingdom.”

    • Yes, and Lord, place your hand of protection on our brothers and sisters. Let the violence pass over them and let them be lights in the midst of that darkness. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

  4. Yes i saw that video too. Its out of hand now, or do they expect they will be allowed to do this and much more forever, as ive said before, Infidels, Jews, Buddist, Sieks, Hindus, Christians etc etc should be joining together to save the human race.

  5. Debra says:

    Great posts heather! So true!

  6. Jason says:

    The Lord loves the Egyptians too. Isaiah 19:25 “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

    • Heather says:

      First, who are “my people”? Antichrist religion enflamed head loppers? Is it possible, just possible, the Lord is referring to a future kingdom event where He has smitten the Egyptians, and they have turned to him, to be healed, in that Isaiah verse? Maybe a little context challenged there?

      Tell you what: let’s put it this way. Before you declare a universalist love fest, kumbaya orgy with our Christ denying Muslim “brothers” (getting sick to the stomach, just the words…), take these verses for a spin around the block:

      Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

      Psalm 11:5 The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates.

      Lev. 20:23 Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

      Prov. 6:16-19 There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.

      Hosea 9:15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of Mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.

      Sorry, but I simply have to suspect the Lord isn’t carrying much a torch for unrepentant, murderous antichrists.

      Anyway, thanks Debra and DM: even if nothing I were to say makes sense, to amuse a little will do!

      • God’s love of everyone is well established in scripture. The actions of people are a different story. If people were breaking into my house, I probably would feel a little sorry for them while I shot them. It is very sad when people who have a choice choose evil. The gap between your and Jason’s viewpoints is easy to bridge.

  7. Teresa B says:

    I hope you all are praying for the Pastor imprisoned there, I don’t think he will live and Obama says nothing

  8. Where will the antichrist arise from? Lets look and see what The word of God says.

    In 1John it mentions the antichrist.

    (1 John 2:18 KJV) Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

    Lets see what else we can find out!!

    (Daniel 8:23 KJV) And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

    (Daniel 8:24 KJV) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

    So he shall be mighty but not by his own power as we can see in the above verse.

    (Revelation 13:2 KJV) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

    We see from this above verse that the dragon gives the beast his power.
    The beast is typically refered to as the antichrist. The dragons identity can be found in this next verse.

    (Revelation 12:9 KJV) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    So we see the dragon who gives the beast his power is called the devil, and satan, or that old serpent. So the antichrist (beast) gets his power from (the devil, satan, or that old serpent).

    Interesting that Pauls testimony is in agreement with this.

    (2 Thessalonians 2:9 KJV) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

    Even him is referring to the beast (antichrist). Who comes after the workings of satan (the devil). Satan has been working all along from the beginning. But the beast will get his power from satan and preform signs and lying wonders by the power of satan.

    Again this lines up with Daniel 8:24

    (Daniel 8:24 KJV) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

    (Daniel 8:25 KJV) And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

    So he antichrist stands up against the prince of princes. Who is that? You should all know who the prince of princes is. It says he shall be broken without hand. Which is saying no human hand will break him and not in human hand form will he be broken. It will be by special power of the Lord. This lines up with what Paul says as well. The Lord will destroy him with the brightness of his coming.

    (2 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

    The vision given to Daniel shall be for the time of the end.

    (Daniel 8:17 KJV) So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

    It looks like the King of Daniel 8 is the antichrist. Lets look at the beginnig of Daniel 8 and see if we can not find out where he origionates from.

    (Daniel 8:5 KJV) And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

    (Daniel 8:8 KJV) Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

    So we see this goat with a great horn and became great, not touching the ground. At the height of his power the great horn was broken and out of it came 4 notable ones toward the 4 winds. (4 winds is north, south, east, and west)

    (Daniel 8:9 KJV) And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

    Ok we keep reading through Daniel 8 and later in the chaper we are given the explanation.

    (Daniel 8:21 KJV) And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

    So the goat was the king of Greece and the great horn was the first king. It has been determined that the large horn represents Alexander the Great.

    (Daniel 8:22 KJV) Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

    Now this verse says the 4 horns that came out of that great horn that was broken will be for kingdoms that will stand up from Greece but not have the same power as the great horn had. It is noted that after the death of Alexander the Great, that 4 of his generals took over the empire. They divided it into 4 kingdoms. Well Daniel 8:9 says that out of one of them came a little horn.

    So from all of this we are told that king who’s power is not his own and who will be destroyed by the prince of princes. Will arise from one of the 4 parts the ancient Greek empire was divided into (the 4 winds north, south, east, and west).

    The rest of Daniel 8:9 says he will wax exceeding great, toward the south, the east, and toward the pleasent land. (THE PLEASENT LAND IS ISRAEL) So this furthur narrows down where this KING (horn) will arise from.

    Daniel chapter 11 tells us more.

    In the beginnig of Daniel chapter 11 we read about Alexander the Greats kingdom that was broken into four parts. This is seen in Daniel 11 chapters 3 and 4.

    (Daniel 11:3 KJV) And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

    (Daniel 11:4 KJV) And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

    So as you see these verses start by telling us about Alexander the Great and what happens, and the 4 kingdoms that come out of him. But what is most interesting is the rest of Daniel chapter 11 focuses on ONLY 2 OF THOSE 4 KINGSDOMS right to the end time or latter days or days of the end. So the rest of Daniel 11 has now narrowed it down 2 kingdoms out of those 4 and talks about them specifically leading us to the end. Those 2 kingdoms are referred to as the KING OF THE NORTH and THE KING OF THE SOUTH.

    The North and South terms are used due to the geographical locations of these kingdoms in relation to the LAND OF ISRAEL (pleasant land).

    The South correlates to EGYPT and the NORTH corresponds to Syria AND ADJACENT AREAS cause ancient Syria included Syria, Turkey, Northern Iraq, Lebanon and few other areas.

    In Daniel 11:31 we read that the KING OF THE NORTH will set up the abomination that maketh desolate.

    (Daniel 11:31 KJV) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

    Jesus said (Matthew 24) when this is seen (abomination of desolation) THEN THERE WILL BE GREAT TRIBULATION SUCH HAS NEVER BEEN NOR WILL BE.

    So the king in Daniel 8 who appears to be the anitchrist is identified in Daniel 11 as the end time KING OF THE NORTH and we are being told he will arise from the territories of ancient Syria, which are Syria, Turkey, Northern Iraq, Lebanon. (other partial areas of Jordan, small section of Iran, small section of Saudi ect ect.

    All these countries are majority muslim. This is why we have every reason to believe the antichrist will arise from a mulsim state in the middle east. The strongest areas out of those for him to arise from are Syria, Turkey, Northern Iraq. Hope this study helps some. :)

    • Teresa B says:

      Hi DC,thank you for this. I will wade thru and save it!!! I appreciate your taking time to explain thru Scripture, I hope no one disagrees on this or I will have to figure that out! :) my smily wont work! Blessings

    • Lets look at this from another similar view that points to the same.

      In Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 this time. Daniel 7 speaks of a horn (king) again. Revelation 13 speaks of the beast (antichrist).

      (Daniel 7:20 KJV) And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

      (Revelation 13:5 KJV) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

      (Daniel 7:25 KJV) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

      (Revelation 13:6 KJV) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

      Lets look at another similarity between Daniel 7′s horn and the beast in Revelation 13.

      (Daniel 7:21 KJV) I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

      (Revelation 13:7 KJV) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

      (Daniel 7:25 KJV) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a TIME AND TIMES AND THE DIVIDING OF TIME.

      (Revelation 13:5 KJV) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue FORTY AND TWO MONTHS.

      Time and Times and the Dividing of Time = 3 and half years (Great Trib.)
      Forty and Two Months = 3 and half years (Great Tribulation)

      So now we can see that the horn (king) in Daniel 7 is speaking of the beast (antichrist). Now that we know this for sure we can look further.

      Daniel further tells us how this king will arise.

      In Daniel’s vision he saw 10 hors (Daniel 7:7) and then another little horn that comes up from among them (Daniel 7:8) and three of the first horns were pulled up by the roots before it. What does it all mean?

      Once again Daniel is given the interpretation of it. The ten horns are ten kings. (Daniel 7:24).

      So this is how the antichrist will arise. He will come up from among ten kings or leaders and remove or subdue 3 of them.

      The ten horns are on the head of a beast. Daniel was told the beast head that these 10 horns are on represent a kingdom. He was shown that this beast was the 4th beast to arise. Daniel 7:23 says the 4th beast will be 4th kingdom upon the earth.

      In order to see what kingdom this represents we should take a further look at the 3rd beast. In Daniel 7:6 we see the description.

      It was like a leopard with 4 wings of a fowl (Daniel 7:6) with 4 heads.

      A leopard is known for its sudden attacks and 4 wings indicate great speed. A large kingdom that was formed extremely quickly was the Greece empire of Alexander the Great. Around the 4th century B.C. Nothing in history compares to how quickly Alexander conquered or gained territory. Overrun the entire Persian Empire in 12 years. The 4 heads of the Leopard represent the 4 kingdoms that came out of Alexander the Greats empire when he died and his 4 generals split the kingdom into 4 kingdoms.

      Since that was the 3rd kingdom and it was the Grecian Empire. The 4 th beast is the kingdom that came after the Grecian Empire and that kingdom was the Roman Empire. We are told that out of the 4th kingdom 10 kings will arise and a smaller will spring up from among them.

      When we read about this beast that will arise in Revelation 13 we see that it says its powerbase will stem from the Leopard (former Grecian Empire) (Revelation 13:2) When we compare this with Daniel 7 concerning the Roman Empire. It is suggesting we should be looking at the area the Roman Empire had in common with the Grecian Empire.

      When you look at historical lands owned by each empire. You will see that the area in common was the eastern part of the Roman Empire and the western part of the Grecian Empire.

      Again pointing us to the middle east, specifically Syria, Turkey, Northern Iraq. These countries are majority muslim and again is why we have every reason to believe the antichrist will arise from a muslim state in the middle east.

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