By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
The main threat to world security, we have always argued is not ISIS but Turkey. Yesterday, Turkey has taken a brazen measure in allowing the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to issue direct terror threats that even mimic ISIS, not just against Egypt but against all western tourists, all foreign companies and embassies in Egypt which includes American as well.
The brazen threat from the Muslim Brotherhood associated television channel Rabia, transmitting from Turkey, aired the statement on Saturday stating that all foreigners leave the country before February 11, threatening direct attacks by Muslim terrorists if their demands are not met.
According to the statement, foreigners, as well as all foreign companies, embassies and consulates must also end their activities in the country, threatening that all who do not comply will be targeted if their demands are not met.
Shoebat.com obtained the threat which can be viewed here:
It was an astonishing, brazen and direct terror threat in which the terrorist stated: “Important Bulletin. Bulletin #7. After meeting with all the revolutionaries on the ground, we have decided the following: we will give a chance to all foreigners of all nationalities, western and others ….” .
The threat included a warning that “all tourists must cancel their trips” that “they are not welcome in the land of Egypt” and that “all foreign companies, embassies and consulates must also end their activities in the country”, threatening that all who do not comply “will be targeted with direct force if their demands are not met.”
The threat extended, not just to attacks in Egypt, but against all nations that did not support the Islamic revolution.
Turkey, in a plan to deplete Egypt’s economy including tourism wants to cause a civil war and is why they have given the Muslim Brotherhood refuge in its capital Istanbul.
Yesterday Al-Sisi of Egypt accused foreign countries of abetting the latest terrorist attacks in the Sinai accusing the Islamist-friendly governments of “Qatar, Turkey and Sudan of aiding the Brotherhood” to launch the latest attacks in the Sinai. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday blamed the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood for bombings that killed at least 30 people in the North Sinai two days earlier, and declared that Egypt was “fighting the strongest secret organization” in the world.
While al-Sisi accused Turkey and its pet the Muslim Brotherhood, western media disagreed. The New York times for example stated: “Mr. Sisi leveled the accusation [against Turkey, Qatar and Sudan] despite the fact that a Sinai-based militant group with links to the Islamic State terrorist organization [ISIS] claimed responsibility for the attacks and released photographs as proof.”
But Al-Sisi is correct. The New York Times lacks proper analysis.
The reason that western media does’t quite get it is that a Muslim Brotherhood backed group in Egypt’s Sinai named Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) is reportedly receiving training and other assistance from ISIS. This has the effect of blurring any lines of distinction between the goals of ISIS and the much larger Brotherhood itself.
Westerners became familiar with the name Ansar al-Sharia after the Benghazi attacks. The term means, “Supporters of Sharia (law)”. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) means, “Supporters of the Holy House of Jerusalem”. The ideologies of these two groups are virtually identical and their names are virtually synonymous and they stem from the Muslim Brotherhood just as Hamas in Gaza is. Yet, westerners’ eyes would likely glaze over if ABM was introduced into the discourse.
The technique of using so many different names is curiously effective against westerners who set out on the near impossible task of parsing out these groups, which is exactly why such distractions are so effective. In reality, this further reinforces the practice of these groups. In many cases, members commingle with the different groups whenever it suits them.
U.S. reliance on the February 17 Martyrs Brigade to protect the Special Mission Compound in Benghazi as it was being attacked by Ansar al-Sharia, al-Qaeda, Egypt’s Jamal Network, and others delivered predictable results. Members of F17MB either fled or joined the opposition.
The key has been and remains identifying all of these groups as being under one Muslim Brotherhood umbrella. Until this happens, the west will continue to flail.
Reuters provides us with a case in point. ABM is allegedly being trained by ISIS (Islamic State):
Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation.
Confirmation that Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region’s jihadi groups, is extending its influence to Egypt will sound alarm bells in Cairo, where the authorities are already facing a security challenge from home-grown militants.
A senior commander from the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has killed hundreds of members of the Egyptian security forces over the last year, said Islamic State has provided instructions on how to operate more effectively.
Nabil Naeem, founder of the Islamic Jihad, said Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is a group divided into two, one in Gaza and the other Egyptian branch in Sinai. He claimed that they had been funded by the Muslim Brotherhood recently.
Naaem said that the Islamic Jihad is currently being funded by the Muslim Brotherhood in conformance with a deal with Khairat al-Shater, the deputy supreme guide of the Brotherhood. The deal had been mediated by Mohamed al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda’s leader. Naeem said that Hamas is also part of the deal, according to an appeasement deal sponsored by ousted President Mohamed Morsy in return for cooperation from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
Clearly, what this would mean is that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is receiving actionable assistance from ISIS. As such, the Brotherhood is actively collaborating with ISIS in Egypt’s Sinai.
Both ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood want to be the founders of an Islamic Caliphate. When ISIS declared theirs earlier this year, a Middle Eastern turf war ensued. Another reason is that ISIS is so brutal that it calls attention to Islam (after all, the group’s name is “Islamic State”) that harms the cause of Brotherhood infiltrators in the west.
Conversely, in Egypt, ISIS and the Brotherhood currently have a common objective which is the removal of the regime that replaced the Brotherhood.
Turkey causing the unrest in Egypt is even in the Bible (Isaiah 19, Daniel 11) and is why we focus on the relationship between Turkey and Egypt in Bible Prophecy.