Front Page Mag: “As former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s trials continue, it’s enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpieces of the trial: longstanding accusations that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party worked with foreign terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, against the national security of Egypt.”
Opinion: Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported that “an al-Qaida-inspired” group has emerged as Egypt’s biggest terrorist threat in a decade, after a week in which its members claimed responsibility for shooting down a military helicopter, assassinating a senior policeman, and exploding a huge bomb outside Cairo’s police headquarters.
Ansar Beyt al-Maqdis (ABM), or Champions of Jerusalem, first emerged in 2011, amid a security vacuum caused by the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Based in the isolated northern Sinai desert, next to the Israeli border, ABM’s operations expanded drastically after the Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in July 2013.
Bible scholars are split on two of the 7 nations in the Psalm 83 alliance. Here are two theories:
Theory 1. The Hagrites are thought to represent Egypt through the Egyptian mother of Ishmael, Hagar – Ishmaelites are represented by Saudi Arabia the area where Ishmael settled.
Theory 2. The Hagrites and Ishmaelites are synonymous and represent Saudi Arabia making the alliance exclusively Arab ( Egypt is North African, not an Arab nation).
Here are the 7 nations:
The inhabitants of Tyre/Gebal (southern and northern Lebanon) – Shia
I am with the Egypt camp for 3 reasons:
- Psalm 83 clearly names each army individually.
- The incursion of the Arab terror group Ansar Beyt al-Maqdis (ABM) into Egypt may be the future Hagrite (Arab) army and not the Egyptians, saving them for the final battle of Armageddon (Daniel 11:40).
- The possibility that the Psalm 83 alliance is not exclusively Arab.