Front Page Mag: “President Obama’s ongoing antipathy towards Egypt is no accident. Our feckless president has long had a soft spot in his heart for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), and Egypt’s removal of the terror group from the corridors of power has rankled the administration. So what is it the Egyptians understand and our president denies? The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments insists that ISIS was birthed by the MB.
Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and other Egyptian scholars have explained that while ISIS is publicly hostile to the MB, they share identical goals. Last August, the Ministry illuminated those goals. “They are both waging a war against their homelands with vandalism, destruction and murder—murder on behalf of the enemies of the state who fund them,” read a published statement.
Other similarities include the exploitation of women to further their agenda, and the reality that both groups use “lying and deception in the name of religion,” and both have “ignorant and lying” leaders who “use religion to play with the minds of the public,” the statement explained. “The main commonality between the two groups is their terrorist acts,” it added.
Opinion: Middle East terror groups have their origins in disobedience. The Israelites were to be a nation of priests (Exodus 19:6) and a separate and holy people unto the Lord (Deuteronomy 14:2) .
The Israelites were commanded to marry in the family line (Deuteronomy 7:1-3) to keep the blood pure:
“When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, and when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them. Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son.”
It is that simple and that complex.
As a foreshadowing of that command, Abraham took great pains (Genesis 24) to find a wife in the family line for his son Isaac, yet two of Abraham’s progeny did just the opposite:
Ishmael: Hagar found an Egyptian wife for her son, and he in time fathered 12 sons, Genesis 21:21
Esau: At the age of forty, Esau married Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite. “And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah” (Genesis 26:35). But it was Esau’s third wife, Mahalath, a daughter of Ishmael, who must have hurt Isaac the most, as it was revenge toward his father over the birthright (Genesis 27:41).
After the Babylonian captivity, the returning Jews again took wives from the Canaanite camps:
“The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass” Ezra 9:1-2.
Resentment of God’s love for the Israelites, became manifest in the prophecy of Malachi 1:2-3 and later repeated by Paul in Romans 9:13.
The hatred was inherited by Esau’s illegitimate grandson, Amalek, whom the Lord has sworn to have war with in every generation (Exodus 17:16).
The hatred was inherited by Ishmael’s descendants since Ishmael was banished with his mother Hagar to the Arabian peninsula (Genesis 21:14).
All ME terror groups can be traced to these divergent lines.