The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry says Egyptian
president Mohammad Morsi is not someone who should be trusted to
broker peace in the Middle East.
Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government have been praised
since Egypt brokered a truce last week, ending eight days of heavy
fighting. Israel carried out some 1,500 airstrikes against the Gaza
Strip during the dispute, while terrorists fired a similar number
of rockets into Israel.
But Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, warns
that Morsi is not someone who should be trusted as a peace
"Here we have a U.S. administration who had a hand in installing
one of the most evil outfits -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- and one
of the most evil men -- Morsi -- as the major player in the Middle
East. So things could not be worse in that region," she
And Markell points out that Morsi's power grab even has
Egyptians taking to the streets.
"Those younger people who were demonstrating supposedly for more
freedom from Mubarak, now they're rioting over -- the new standard
that their president has," the ministry leader explains. "He's
going to be the dictator. He's going to be the new Pharaoh. So this
is the way of the Middle East."
Markell is concerned that even moderate Jordan will align with
the Muslim Brotherhood's goal of wiping Israel off the face of the
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