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Morsi’s Slurs Against Jews Stir Concern
CAIRO — Nearly three years ago, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood delivered a speech urging Egyptians to “nurse our children and our
grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists. In a television interview months later, the same leader described Zionists as “these bloodsuckers
who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.”
I am unable to view the speech, so I can not confirm or deny much of this. Does Morsi speek out against Jews or is it Zionists?
There's an obvious difference between Zionists and Jews, that's why I take issue with this. If Morsi is speaking directly against Zionists and not
Jews, then this changes everything. It doesn't change the foreign relations mess with Israel, but it will drastically change public opinion of
Outlining Mr. Morsi’s dilemma, the Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef used the president’s anti-Semitic remarks to set up a contrast with his more
recent collaborations with Washington and Israel, including the brokering of a cease-fire with Palestinian militants in Gaza. Mr. Youssef, whose
television program broadcast the video clip about hatred Friday night, juxtaposed Mr. Morsi’s 2010 statements denouncing “Zionists” and their
Western supporters, including Mr. Obama, with the Egyptian president’s more recent declaration that he hoped Egypt and the United States could be
If the US would back off of Israel, and stop supporting their every move... we could
then have a beneficial relationship with Egypt and Morsi.
I assume, this is the case in regards to many other nations of the region.
One thing that has always kinda poked at my side is why the US supports Israel in the first place. I mean, I get geo-political positioning and such.
But cmon son! It's literally a nation, a government, that is dictated by religion. Wasn't the US founded upon principals that separate government
The article then makes mention that these denouncements of Israel have been generally restricted to addressing Zionists, and not Jews themselves.
But, let the true colors show:
“We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews,” Mr. Morsi declared.
Egyptian children “must feed on hatred; hatred must continue,” he said. “The hatred must go on for God and as a form of worshiping him.”
Good job Egypt! Or maybe, it does reflect the majority of opinion in Egypt.
This is all starting to make Hosni Mubarak look like an angel. I'm still a bit confused as to why so many people outside of Egypt supported the over
throw of Mubarak, not suggesting that there wasn't any reason. But hey, look what it got them.
Just more disgusting people, saying more disgusting things. Religion is such a wonderful tool.