March 5, 2006

Nations in Judgment


Total cultural index: 5
(out of a possible 20)

One of the most ancient nations on earth, Egypt became the second Middle Eastern country to fall to Communism — in 1952, shortly after Syria. The overthrow of King Farouk was backed by a coalition of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party and its closely-allied fronts, the nationalists of the Wafd movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, all of which were represented in the new regime, which disguised its Marxism behind a thin veil of “nationalism.”1 By 1954, Communist agent Gamal Abdel Nasser seized the reins of power.

Until the mid-1970s, the Soviet Union openly used Egypt as a proxy for spreading Marxist revolution and subversion throughout the Middle and Far East and Africa, and even as a major base of operations for Soviet military forces in the Mediter­ranean. The Soviets took control of Egyptian political and military leadership, established its KGB-style secret police and intelligence agencies, and poured vast quantities of advanced Soviet weapons into the Egyptian armed forces.2 These resources were used to create and control such terrorist groups as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and various revolutionary forces targeting Saudi Arabia, the Yemens, and other countries; they were also deployed in war against Israel in 1956 and 1967.

During the 1970s, Egyptian dictator Anwar Sadat, the hand-picked choice of his predecessor Nasser and his Communist-controlled leadership, and who personally visited the Soviet Union to prove his loyalty to the Communist Bloc, implemented a Soviet-approved pretense of breaking with the Soviet Union.3 The Communists saw this as a necessary step to deceive the United States into reducing support for Israel while providing economic and military aid to the Egyptian regime, and to trick Israel into making concessions to a more “moderate” Egypt. Yet the Soviet Union (and later Red China) continued supplying huge numbers of armaments into the Egyptian military, which were used in the devastating 1973 attack on Israel.4 Nevertheless, the ruse did work well enough to wrest control of the Sinai Peninsula from Israel by 1982.

Since Sadat’s assassination in 1981, former Air Force Commander Hosni Mubarak has ruled as dictator. Trained in the Soviet Union, Mubarak has maintained the entire Communist ruling infrastructure in Egypt while continuing to coordinate PLO terrorism and gradually restoring the open alliance with Soviet Russia and the Communist Bloc in general.5

At first glance, it seems strange that Egypt fell to Communism at all, and on the other hand that it took so long — more than three decades after Russia fell. Only an analysis of the moral and religious attitudes of the people, products of a long and tumultuous history, can answer these questions.

Religious Devotion

Islam has proven a difficult barrier to the explicitly atheistic goals of Marxism, which generally must use local, pan-Arab, or pan-Muslim National Socialism to advance in Muslim countries. Egypt has been ruled by Islam since the seventh century, being one of the first areas conquered by the Arabs, and thus theoretically should have been a more difficult target for the Communists. Yet Islam in Egypt had decayed badly by the twentieth century, leaving but an empty shell concealing pagan and irreligious attitudes in many powerful circles, and earning a “low” rating for their society’s religiosity.

In ancient times, Egypt held title not only as one of the world’s most powerful empires, but also as the universal center of idolatry, witchcraft and sorcery, and gross moral degradation; Hebrew Scriptures and associated Jewish traditions describe the land as led by self-worshipping Pharoahs, dominated by powerful priesthoods who used magic and led the worship of almost anything as a “god,” and filled with homosexuality and other abominations.

Egyptian power was broken by the Divine plagues that heralded the Jewish exodus, leaving a shattered former empire. Its pieces eventually came under the control of the Babylonian, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, and Roman empires, and Christianity, each in turn bringing some outside influence onto the corrupt paganism of Egyptian society prior to the conquest by Islam.

Resisting this influence were the forces of Amalek, arch-enemy of religion in general and the Jewish people in particular. During Roman rule, secret societies arose in and around Egypt to promote Gnosticism (“hidden knowledge”), a return to idolatry; many Gnostic organizations, such as the Ophites, Cainites, Carpocratians, Antitacts, and Adamites promoted an actual adoration or worship of evil itself, an early form of Satanism bearing the telltale imprint of the hidden hand of the Amaleki underground.6

By the early 900s, another Satanic network known as the Fatimids, a branch of earlier revolutionary and terrorist secret societies further east, arose in Egypt. Within a few decades they seized power and struggled to undo Islamic religious influence throughout the country. Among their products were the subversive Grand Lodge of Cairo and the movement of the Assassins.7 The Fatimids ruled Egypt for two centuries before Muslim Arab forces under the command of Saladin liberated the nation and renewed Muslim belief.

Yet Saladin and his successors failed to stamp out the Amaleki underground. By the 19th century, the Grand Lodge of Cairo had come under the control of Grand Orient Freemasonry, itself led by the revolutionary Illuminati sect of Germany. The Grand Lodge and its spinoffs largely created the Wafd nationalist movement in Egypt, working closely with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union.8

In short, Egypt has never fully broken free of its ancient paganism. The Communist revolution was born and came to power riding on the ongoing revolutionary ferment in the Egyptian underground, which has long penetrated the highest layers of society.

Cultural Morality

Pagan idolatry is not religion in the truest sense of the word. Religion centers around G-d and man’s moral duties and obligations; paganism centers around man and how false “gods” can provide man his animalistic desires. The unending presence of pagan Gnosticism and revolutionary subversion has kept Egyptian culture trapped in a lack of motivation to grow, develop, and build a truly advanced civilization, reflected in its backwardness despite being far older than other, greater nations. Thus we rate Egyptian moral attitudes also as “low.”

Treatment of Jews

We do not count persecution of Jews by the Communist regime since 1952, which, as an absolute dictatorship, leaves the people no choice. But earlier Egyptian culture periodically showed its ability to turn against Jews and their Divinely-inspired influence. The nationalist revolutionaries, beginning as the Watanists and continuing as the Communist-allied Wafd, were able to provoke a number of riots and pogroms against Egyptian Jews, who were physically mutilated and murdered, their homes burned, and their holy Torah scrolls burned in public.9

Although the agitation behind such riots was organized by the secret societies and the Communists, the fact that many Egyptians were willing to be incited and to participate reflects their degenerate attitudes, and earns their culture a “poor” rating.

Outside Influence

Given all the above problems, one might expect Egypt to have collapsed into Communism much earlier. The nation was saved not by its own people, but by their willingness to live under foreign domination and protection. The Ottoman Turks ruled Egypt for three centuries until the brief conquest by Napoleon, and the British exercised administrative control from 1882 until 1922. The British protection, in particular, held back the forces of revolution at a time Egypt would certainly not have survived on its own. Although Egyptian culture has not embraced the teachings of higher cultures, it does receive a “medium” score for having been protected by outside powers.

Other Factors
(none known)

We are not aware of any other extenuating circumstances that could have given their nation further Divine assistance.


1. Gordon, J., Nasser’s Blessed Movement, Oxford University Press, New York, 1992.

2. “Egypt,” 1upInfo Country Study & Guide,, 1990.

3. El Hussini, M.M., Soviet-Egyptian Relations, 1945-85, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1987, pp. 191-211.

4. Glassman, J.D., Arms for the Arabs: The Soviet Union and War in the Middle East, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1975.

5. “Egypt,” 1upInfo Country Study & Guide, Op cit.

6. Webster, N.H., Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, first published 1924, republished by Christian Book Club of America, pp. 27-34.

7. Ibid., pp. 35-48.

8. Webster, N.H., Surrender of an Empire, 3rd Ed., London, 1931, pp. 331-350.

9. Gilbert, M., Atlas of Jewish History, 3rd Ed., Dorset Press, 1976, p. 114.