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The Muslim Brotherhood is striving for worldwide dominion, or an Islamic Caliphate, according to a source close to the situation in Egypt, and the U.S. government's apparent support for the Brotherhood has left many Egyptians "bewildered and astonished."
The claims were made by an Egyptian Christian caller to the Frank Sontag Show on KKLA on Tuesday, who said that he lives in the U.S. and chose to be identified only by the name "Sam." He said that the Muslim Brotherhood is "the mother organization for all the splinter terrorist organizations everywhere around the world," including al Qaida, and claimed that their intentions in Egypt go far beyond destabilizing the region.
"Their goal is worldwide Islamic Caliphate. For the first time, they were able to get to power in Egypt, and that was only the first step toward that goal. Now with all the countries that experienced the Arab Spring, from Syria to Libya, all this has been replaced by fundamentalist Islamic governments. All the terrorist groups we have heard about, like al Qaida, they came from underneath the Muslim Brotherhood," the caller said.
The Muslim Brotherhood have targeted Christians in the past few weeks for their support in bringing down former president Mohamed Morsi, which has led to a number of churches, monasteries and Christian schools being burned down. There have been reports of Christians killed as well.
Groups such as the American Center for Law and Justice have started a petition calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to put the condition for any foreign aid going to Egypt that the Egyptian army does all it can to protect Christians from attacks. But the caller "Sam" said that the widespread violence in Egypt, which has claimed hundreds of lives, is fueled by the Brotherhood.
"To get a clear idea of the Muslim Brotherhood (one needs to) look at its logo. It is two swords that are criss-crossed in an 'X' shape, with the Quran at the top and an Arabic word at the bottom. The Arabic word means "I do," meaning "to prepare." This is the first word in a verse in the Quran, in Surah 8 verse 60. It basically says 'prepare all kinds of weapons to fight the enemies of God, of Allah, and your enemies, to terrorize them and to gain victory.' That's their motto, and that's what they've been doing all these years since their inception. The Muslim Brotherhood is the master of deception."
The caller added that even though Morsi is portrayed as Egypt's first "democratically elected president," there were a number of problems with his election.
In July, Dr. Michael Youssef, founding pastor of the 3,000 member Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, shared with The Christian Post that unbeknown to many people in America, the Brotherhood had threatened Christians at the voting booths.
"I know this firsthand because I know folks on the ground. In thousands of villages, during the election, they stood with guns outside the polling booths. And if a Christian wanted to go in to vote, they would say 'You go in, and we'll kill you.' And so hundreds of thousands of Christians couldn't vote," Dr. Youssef said.
The Muslim Brotherhood has denied allegations that Morsi was not properly elected, and has described his ousting as a military "coup." It has also blamed government forces for the violence that left over 600 people dead in Egypt last week.
"But the people will not kneel and will get through this black period of Egyptian history. We further urge all humanitarian and human rights organizations as well as all men of free conscience at home and abroad to stand in solidarity with the Egyptian people who face fierce and vengeful extermination campaigns with all types of weapons waged by followers of the coup generals, the army and the police," the Islamic organization said in a statement on Monday.
The caller to the Frank Sontag Show, however, claimed that the majority of Egyptians do not support Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhoods, and are "bewildered and astonished" that the Obama administration publicly backed the Muslim Brotherhood while Morsi was in power, condemned the protests against him, and is now criticizing the interim government for its actions in the violent clashes.
"The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt's interim government and security forces," Obama said last week. "We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom, or that might makes right."
Sam argued that the protests Islamic activists have staged have been "anything but" peaceful, and that "the numbers of killed are not just civilians, but also a lot of policemen and army personnel – how can they have been killed by peaceful protesters?"
The caller insisted that the vast majority of Muslims around the world have nothing to do with this Islamic Caliphate and do not condone such acts of violence, and that they should be treated by Christians with love and respect.
"We need to pray for Egypt and for the people in the Egypt to come out of this difficult time. I hope that the intentional community will support the efforts to eliminate eh Muslim Brotherhood. The least we can do is stand in solidarity with the people who are trying to eliminate this massive tumor among them," he concluded.