Muslim Brotherhood aims for Jerusalem

Recently, a radical Muslim preacher told thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt, “We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, God willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi [the movement’s presidential candidate]… The capital of the caliphate—the capital of the United States of the Arabs—will be Jerusalem, God willing… Our capital shall not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina… Yes, Jerusalem is our goal. We shall pray in Jerusalem, or die as martyrs on its threshold.” Egypt is holding its presidential election at the time of this writing—an election many claim could “change the Middle East.” Currently, Dr. Mursi is running a “distant fourth” in independent polls (Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2012). Although the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for President of Egypt is unlikely to win the election, this recent speech highlights the motive of many extreme Muslims—to gain control of Jerusalem. Bible prophecy has long foretold that an end-time “king of the South” (likely involving or led by Egypt) will push for Jerusalem, only to be overrun by the European Beast power (Daniel 11:40-43). We appear to be witnessing the early signs of the formation of this “king of the South.” For more information on this sobering topic, review our booklet The Middle East in Prophecy.