Muslim leader makes troubling claims

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry says recent comments by the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt were very troubling.

In a fiery tirade against Jews, The Brotherhood's supreme leader, Mohammed Badie, called on Muslims worldwide this week to "defend Jerusalem," saying "Zionists only know the way of force." He said Jews were spreading "corruption" and had slaughtered Muslims and desecrated holy sites.

Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. She says Muslims have no legitimate claim to Jerusalem.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"Their Koran does not reference it once," she points out. "The Bible of the Jews and Christians references Jerusalem 800 times. But the Bible also says that Jerusalem is going to become a stumbling stone for the whole world." 

Markell says President Barack Obama's foreign policy has helped usher in the "Arab Spring," which allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take over in countries like Egypt.

"All I know is the Arab Spring has resulted in the empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood, and so it's not surprising that it rules Egypt. It rules other Islamic nations and has made huge inroads into the White House and State Department, thanks to the Obama administration," she tells OneNewsNow.

Markell believes such Islamic "pandering" is part of the spiritual battle that points to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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