By Nathan Jones
What happens when you bring three different Egyptian actors onto an Egyptian interview show, but then as a prank you pretend and reveal that you're really an Israeli station? Thinking maybe some lively debate will commence about making peace between the two countries, possibly punctuated by a little expected heated exchange? No? Well, they're actors, right? So, they'll share about their favorite thespians. No? Or, maybe just a good forehead-slapping "whoops" and chuckles all around. Not quite. Check out Egypt's version of "Candid Camera" in the video below!
(First actor transcript on The Blaze.)
I have to admit that as I watched this video I felt totally shocked. I sent this video to some friends and they also expressed a numbing shock. The commenters below the video equally expressed their shock.
Trying to Understand
What would cause three actors, one a comedian, to explode into a murderous fury? Why would any male beat a pretty young hostess and readily pull his gun on national TV? Is this a normal reaction when one finds themselves on Candid Camera?
After picking my jaw off my chest, I realized what stunned me most was the most extreme level of Anti-Semitic hate spewing from these three people. Again, I had to ask myself, "Aren't these just actors, and not members of the Muslim Brotherhood?" Actors are supposed to be the more tolerant and liberal of the world's occupations, right? And yet, the two men as you saw punched out the female hostess and beat up the director — merely because he looks sort of Jewish! The female actress at least didn't engage in violence, but with a shrill violence of mouth called the Israelis everything in the book, and looked to Allah to justify her accusations.
If these three are just the average celebrity in Egypt, what are the more politically or religiously-minded people in Egypt like? The all too obvious answer scares me.
My only consolation, though slight, is that in a time of massive sociopolitical upheaval in Egypt where the Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood has come to power, it's not very good career-wise to show up in anything of the "enemies," even if it's merely a short TV interview. Show any support for Israel and as a good Egyptian you might find yourself executed by any ghastly method or bloody fashion. Best to put on some bravado and tout some country loyalty, sort of like the lady interviewer did near the end.
Does that answer the why to the violent outbursts? No, I don't think so, either. The obvious answer is what all three actors stated at face value — they and Allah absolutely and totally hate the Jews with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Since the baby doctor slapped them on their newborn butts (they'll blame the Jewish doctor for that act of violence), Joe Muslim has been taught that the Jews are evil, lying pigs who must die, and the sooner the better. The world would be better off without them, they believe, so let's begin shooting them on national television!
Behind the Hate
Even with their life-long indoctrination, there is a level of unbridled hate coming out of the Muslim world that is unnatural. The fomenting pot of red-hot boiling Anti-Semitism is ready to boil over to scald the planet, and yet it makes little sense. Like the feeling of fire ants swarming and biting all over your feet, the Islamic world is raging uncontrollably. Therefore, the hate is supernatural.
I believe there are two supernatural reasons for this. For one, such hatred is deeply rooted in evil, and evil is of course satanic. Satan is riling up a great army to storm and overwhelm the Jewish people. If he can accomplish the utter annihilation of the Jewish people, then God's plans to redeem a third of the surviving Jewish people by accepting Yeshua as their Messiah will be thwarted (Zech. 13:8-9; Rev. 12:13-17). All the promises God made to the redeemed Jews who will live during Jesus Christ's Millennial reign as a special priestly people and caretakers of the Kingdom capital will be preempted (Isa. 2:1-4; 60:1-62:7 2:1-4; Mic. 4:1-7). Also, the blessings of the Lord to the world would be cut off (Zech. 8:22-23). In other words, Satan hopes to defeat Jesus by killing off the key people group to His plan — the Jews.
Secondly, the Bible reveals that God in His sovereignty and purposes is allowing the Islamic nations to unite in their one sole purpose — the destruction of the Jews. Why, that would be crazy? Crazy like a fox! Ezekiel 39:25-29 reveals God's two great purposes:
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name. 26 They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they lived in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. 27 When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. 29 I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord."
In Ezekiel we're told that God will allow the satanic gathering of the Islamic world in their blind hatred to attempt to annihilate the Jewish people in Israel. But, in this prophetic Battle of Gog and Magog the first result will be that Israel's enemies will be utterly devastated on the mountains of Israel. Unfortunately, sometimes God has to utterly and finally remove hearts so stained with evil and rebellion that will never call upon His salvation. This will be such a a time.
The second result is that God will "make myself known in the sight of many nations" (Ezek. 38:23). The plans of the Enemy always are upturned for the glory of God. If that just galls Satan, then I say, "Good!"
There's a third reason, and it is a wonderful, wonderful thing for the people of Egypt. Egypt will be mostly destroyed because of its constant aggression against God's plans through Israel, but not totally. During the Millennial Kingdom, God will restore the Egyptians who survive the post-Gog-Magog Tribulation and have accepted Jesus and Savior back into the land of Egypt, and they will worship Yeshua alone. It's interesting and wonderful to note that the two main enemies of Israel in Isaiah's time — Egypt and Syria — will worship God together in friendship during Jesus' upcoming reign here on Earth. They are the three nations out of today's configuration that are known to still exist during that blessed time (Isa. 19:18-25). How wonderful that the Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance."
The insane hate of the Egyptian for the Jew will finally be over. The Millennial Egyptian will be one of those who, "In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, 'Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you'" (Zech. 8:23).