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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ

13 Feb 2011

Just read this piece in Christianity Today online:

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ
Why Egypt’s Christians might actually be safer if the Muslim Brotherhood were a part of the ruling government.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/februaryweb-only/muslimbrotherhood.html

Encouraging to see an informed, respectful article about the Muslim Brotherhood in CT. Kubinec informs us of (a bit of) the complexity of MB’s history in Egypt and their current statements.  Rather than calling their statements deceptive ruses, he highlights the expectations of Egyptians and the world that the MB will live up to these statements as a part of a future government.  Rather than endorsing those who have and would continue to suppress them (including torturing them) and deny them full participation in democracy, Kubinec encourages their presence in a democratic process that would hold them accountable.  Neither Kubinec (I assume) nor I agree with many of their beliefs, positions or values – but this does not mean we cannot talk respectfully with them about these issues – and expect them to live up to their commitment to do the same.

Encouraging to see an informed, respectful article about the Muslim Brotherhood in CT. Kubinec informs us of (a bit of) the complexity of MB’s history in Egypt and their current statements. Rather than calling their statements deceptive ruses, he highlights the expectations of Egyptians and the world that the MB will live up to these statements as a part of a future government. Rather than endorsing those who have
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  1. 17 Feb 2011 5:44 am

    I have a friend who is a Coptic Christian. He has family in Egypt. He told me they were talking about leaving but not knowing where to go. They don’t share Mr. Bob Kubinec’s enthusiasm. His view of the MB seems naive. Especially considering the information in the following interview.

    http://tinyurl.com/5utdar6

    • 23 Feb 2011 8:09 am

      Hi, Thanks for your comment. Having lived in Egypt for six years, I have Egyptian Christian friends too who are concerned about their future – as I am. I can’t speak for Kubinec, but I would not use the word enthusiastic about my thoughts about MB. I would say that given the current statements from their leadership that I have seen, I am encouraged. I hope they will live up to what they are saying. I keep praying for Egypt and the many other countries in the region in the midst of similar upheaval.

      I do have some concerns about Walid Shoebat and his veracity. See this post where I highlighted an article that mentions him: https://mac6org.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/anti-islamic-polemics/

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