The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry isn't optimistic about
the future of Egypt in the aftermath of the ouster of President
The Muslim Brotherhood's political arm has called on Egyptians
to rise up against the army after clashes between troops and
supporters of the ousted president left 40 people killed.
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, doubts the Muslim Brotherhood is going away.
"The Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to get ensconced in the
Middle East for 80 years," she tells OneNewsNow. "And now they've
been thrown out of one nation.
"And do we think that they're just going to put their tail
between their legs and run, and make no attempt to maintain some
hold on power?" Markell asks rhetorically. "They are going to
maintain some hold on power somehow."
On Monday, Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists
protesting the president's ouster.
The Muslim Brotherhood's dubiously named "Freedom and Justice"
party also called on the international community to stop what it
called the massacres in Egypt.
Markell says the wild card is what role the United States will
play, describing the current administration as the "most friendly"
to the Muslim Brotherhood in history.
"And we know that this current administration is so pro-Muslim
Brotherhood and anti-Israel it's terrifying," she says. "So will
America apply some pressure on all that's going on? Will America
Markell says she is not surprised at the results of a recent
Rasmussen poll which found that 73 percent of Americans oppose U.S.
involvement in Egypt.