Radical Shifts Ahead?

From the July 2004 Trumpet Print Edition

A political crisis looms over Egypt’s horizon.

On June 21, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to Germany supposedly for surgery for a slipped disk. Before leaving Egypt, he made an unprecedented move when he transferred power to Prime Minister Atef Obeid during his absence. With his health deteriorating for some time now, this transfer of power has fueled rumors that Mubarak, who is 76, is on his deathbed. Whether he dies or resigns due to health problems, the resultant power struggle in the Egyptian government could change the country’s direction dramatically.

Hopeful analysts say a regime change is unlikely and that Egypt’s foreign policy will remain the same. But is this realistic?

For the past eight years, the Trumpet’s editor in chief has predicted that Egypt will fall under the influence of Islamist extremists—stating that Mubarak’s fall from power may be the event that makes it possible. Bible prophecy suggests Egypt will ally with a radical Iran. This prophecy indicates that there will be “a far-reaching change in Egyptian politics,” Mr. Flurry wrote, and that Mubarak’s absence from the Egyptian government “could implement another gigantic change in Egyptian politics, similar to what happened in Iran’s 1979 revolution” (The King of the South).

Like Iran in 1979, Egypt will fall under control of radical Islamic leaders, and it could happen soon! Mubarak’s departure would give Egypt’s Islamic groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a window of opportunity.

Whenever Mubarak leaves office, it will create a time of uncertainty and instability in Egypt which will be exploited fully by the Islamist groups. This could very well be the beginning of the Islamist takeover in Egypt. For more information, request our booklet The King of the South.