Sep 17 2013
EGYPT SHOCKER! Egyptian Christian, who is the son of Coptic leader, to lead Muslim Brotherhood Party?
I smell the Obama Regime behind this dirty trick, as he will do anything to get his Muslim Brotherhood pal, Mohamed Morsi, back in power.
Rafiq Habib in 2012: “Muslim Brotherhood No Threat to Gulf States According to Dr. Rafiq Habib, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is by no means a threat to Gulf governments; but they should heed the revolution’s principles of freedom, democracy, equality and human dignity.”
Christian Post (h/t Mike F) Rafiq Habib, a Christian researcher and son of the founder of a Christian social missions group, has reportedly become the acting chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Egypt, according to World Bulletin. Egyptian experts confirmed to The Christian Post about Rafiq’s astounding support for the Muslim Brotherhood, but those who know him personally rejected the report that he is leading the Islamic political organization as true.
Michael Youssef, an Egyptian-born pastor and leader of Leading the Way ministries in Georgia, told CP in a statement Friday, “His father, Dr. Sam Habib, was a dear friend of mine.” Youssef described the son as “a nominal Christian.” The Egyptian-born megachurch pastor disagreed that Rafiq had become interim leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm in Egypt. “That is not true,” Youssef wrote, adding “a spokesman denied this news.”
Nevertheless, the pastor agreed that Rafiq supports the Muslim Brotherhood and formerly served as vice president of FJP. Rafiq’s father, Sam Habib, runs the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), which Youssef described as “the social work arm of the Coptic Evangelical Presbyterian Church.”
Meanwhile, the Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki Stephanous, general director of CEOSS, told CP, “Rafik is responsible for his action and he does not represent our organization in any way.” She wrote that CEOSS supports “the June 30 revolution as well as the road map to democracy as proclaimed by the Army,” which would be in direct conflict with the position of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Stephanous suggested that Rafiq’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood drove a wedge between him and his father, who “never supported him” in this. Youssef confirmed this tension, saying the organization “began to distance itself from him when he joined that political party.”
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), told CP in a Tuesday interview, “I don’t even know how to explain it – how a Christian would be helping advance the implementation of the Islamic state under Sharia…he would not be able to make laws.” “The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto is directly in conflict with being a Christian,” Jasser argued. The motto is:
“There’s no way a non-Muslim would ever believe that would be the motto of their state,” Jasser said. He speculated that there must be some larger goal Rafiq is trying to accomplish by “compromising himself to work with Islamists.”