Heard this fellow on talk radio this evening ... Googled him for more info ... born in Egypt, he's Christian pastor here in Atlanta, and has authored books on the situation of Christians and the ME since 1982. His first book was "Black Gold & Holy War" which was way ahead of his time in that connection. Several other books since then; most recent "Jesus, Jihad and Peace."
He noted some interesting facts:
About Egypt: that Morsi actually did NOT win the election. He actually lost by 200,000 votes. He says that fact was actually published in Arabic, and the western press never noticed. This should be something that could be verified. He said he brought it up at the time, but no one paid any attention.
At that time, the military was running Egypt (Murburak had been removed). The Egyptian military was very dependent on US aid. The narrative he gave said that our POTUS intervened; compelled the military to remove their leader at the time (he named the man, but I can't recall the name) and declare Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) the winner of the election ... with threat of holding up that aid to the military.
This means that when our POTUS got all hot about Morsi, as the duly elected leader, being removed by the military, that, too, would have been a lie. Morsi had lost that election.
He also recalled that when POTUS gave his famous Cairo speech, he required Muburak to seat members of the Muslim Brotherhood up front. Even then the MB was not popular in Egypt. Egyptians did not forget that.
Not sure if this part could be verified: He stated that there were four card-carrying members of Muslim Brotherhood on WH staff.
About the Mahdi: He also stated that some Muslims promote the prophecy that when the Mahdi arrives, Jesus (considered a prophet/teacher by Islam) will return to validate the Mahdi ... and Jesus will declare himself a Muslim and turn against the Christians and Jews. Interesting teaching to continue the meme that Christians and Jews are infidels.