Brotherhood's Egypt Win Boosts Islamic Global Agenda

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Egypt's choice of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi for president marks the first time a modern Arab nation has elected an Islamic leader. So what does this decision mean to the Brotherhood and the world?

Morsi's win rocked the Middle East.

"The victory of Mohammed Morsi in the Egyptian presidential election is really a regional earthquake in the Middle East," Dori Gold, Israel's former ambassador to the U.N., told CBN News.

Gold says Morsi's victory will be felt far beyond Egypt.

"The Muslim Brotherhood is going to give a shot of adrenaline to radical Islamic groups across the world, particularly in the Middle East but also in Europe," he said.  

Pastor John Haggee, founder of Christians United for Israel, talked more about implications of the Brotherhood's victory for the United States and Israel on "The 700 Club," June 27.

And Gold says that's why the truth must be told about the group's intentions. 

"The Muslim Brotherhood to the untrained ear sounds like a fraternity in Vermont. It isn't. It's an organization that was founded in 1928 to restore the centrality of Islam in Egyptian life," he explained.

Today, this organization is global and behind terror groups like Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip.

"The ultimate agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood is pretty clear. They speak about it although not on American network television. The actual goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to re-establish the Caliphate -- a global caliphate," Gold said.

During one campaign rally,prominent Egyptian cleric Safwat Hagazy claimed the dream of the Islamic Caliphate is being realized by Dr. Muhammad Morsi and his supporters.

"Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem," he said.

A Caliphate would mean Islamic rule throughout the world. One of the steps toward that goal is a takeover of Arab states like Egypt.

"The agenda is to impose Islam on Egypt," former Israeli ambassador to Egypt Zvi Mazel told CBN News.

Mazel says they're using democracy as a tool to take power.

"They will try to stay forever.  Election was good because it allowed them to reach power by democratic way, but I don't think they will continue to be democratic later,"  he said.

Mazel says a recent article by the Brotherhood's main theologian, Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, shows what they really want.

"In which he said in so many words, the Egyptian people will have to accustom itself to the Sharia [Islamic law] because it is a Muslim people, a Muslim country. We are going to take it over and maybe in the beginning people will not be very happy but later they will understand that the Sharia is the best way for Egypt," Qaradawi said.

While they still face a great deal of resistance in Egypt, Mazel fears the Muslim Brotherhood just took a giant leap forward toward making Israel's neighbor an Islamic state.

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