The Suez Canal was built and operated by the British and the French. After their ouster, they tried to use military power to take it back. But then, American President Dwight Eisenhower forced Israel, the United Kingdom and France to end their invasion of Egypt during the Suez Crisis of 1956.
After the death of Abdel Nasser, his vice president, Anwar Sadat, became the President of Egypt. Being a
member of the Muslim Brotherhood, he also controlled them with a rod of iron. After Sadat’s death, Hosni
Mubarak became a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to rule Egypt. He also controlled the Muslim
Brotherhood with a rod of iron for over 30 years.
All three of these presidents were dictators. Two years ago, the U.S. decided to establish democracy in Egypt, and Egypt installed the first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. After six months of taking office, it became obvious that he was a religious dictator and tried to turn Egypt into a Muslim nation, like Iran, controlled by Sharia law.
But not all Muslims wanted this kind of rule, which is why the military took over and is attempting to
establish control over the country and prevent Muslims from fighting Muslims. Calm has settled in Egypt in
the last couple of days after a forceful crackdown by the military, but the future remains uncertain. Now, the
minority Christians in Egypt feel safer because there are three members of Parliament who are Christians. This
comes after months of terrorist attacks on Christian churches and personal Christian properties.
All eyes are on the Middle East, and Egypt in particular. As we all know, Egypt plays an important part in Bible prophecy. We need to continue to pray for Egypt, that this new government will be a true democracy. But I know that Islam will not accept a democracy based on Western criteria. We need a real Holy Spirit visitation on Egypt.