Forbes has posted an article titled “Egypt’s Morsi Stuns U.S. Senators In Meeting With ‘Jews-Control-Media Slur” that looks at the history and reporting on the anti-Semitic and anti-American statements of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The article begins:
One would think that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi would have learned his lesson two weeks ago: Try not to bite the hand that you need to help feed your country. After all, Forbes called him out on Jan 11th for urging a boycott of America and labeling Jews ‘apes and pigs’ on an Egyptian TV video in 2010. A ruckus ensued: A front-page New York Times story on the 14th cited the ape-pigs slur, and included another that the newspaper found — a speech Morsi gave, also in 2010, calling on Egyptians to ‘nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred’ for Jews and Zionists. The White House quickly condemned Morsi, prompting a half-hearted (utterly implausible) explanation by him that his words had been taken ‘out of context’ by big media outlets. But anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism are not easy things to suppress when you despise the United States, Israel, and Jews in general — as much as he and his Muslim Brotherhood party do. The evidence is available just from Morsi’s statements that have appeared on the Brotherhood’s own official Arabic-language website going back to at least 2004 – Forbes has discovered – repugnant and sinister diatribes rarely if ever picked up by major western media. (Some examples to follow). On top of that, evidence of Morsi juggling with honesty like a clown on a tightrope is apparent in yet another video — this one involving an Egyptian talk-show host directly confronting the President two weeks ago about claims that he worked in the 1980s as a consultant for NASA on the space shuttle. The video was posted by the U.S.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), but has so far been ignored by major media outlets in America — in much the same way that the ‘apes and pigs’ film by MEMRI had been ignored.
Read the rest here.
The Forbes piece also notes that the Morsi statements were first reported by the GMBDW in September when we reported that an organization known as Secure America Now had released an information packet titled “The Truth about Mohammed Morsi” which presented a fully sourced compendium of statements as well as other information about the Egyptian president. The report begins with an introduction characterizing Dr. Morsi’s statements and other facts covered in further detail later on in the publication:
- “Resistance is the correct and only way to free the land from the filth of the Jews”
- His words are reflective of his contempt for Jews, The United States, and the State of Israel.
- Dr. Morsi joined the Muslim Brotherhood while living in the United States
- Two of his sons were arrested at anti-Israel, anti-United States demonstrations in Egypt
- Dr. Morsi has repeatedly denounced Egypt’s treaty with Israel.
- Dr. Morsi is an unabashed supporter of Hamas
- Dr. Morsi believes the 9/11 terrorists have not been identified.
- Dr. Morsi has repeatedly defended the Sudanese President al-Bashir who has committed genocide against the people in Darfur.
- Dr. Morsi has pledged to work for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, a militant Islamist preacher imprisoned in the United States for planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
In one of Dr. Morsi’s most egregious statements, he said in 2004 that the “Quran has established that the Jews are the ones in the highest degree of enmity towards Muslims” and that “there is no peace with the descendants of the apes and pigs”. Read the rest here.
A post from last week reported that that seven U.S. senators had a meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during which he implied that he was the victim of an American media run by the Jews. A post from earlier this week reported that Morsi had complained to U.S. senators that anti-semitic comments he has made are “being taken out of context.” An earlier post had reported that the U.S. government was asking President Morsi to repudiate comments he made three years ago referring to Jews as apes and pigs” and urging Egyptians to “‘nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred’ for Jews and Zionists.”. Israeli media has reported that the Obama Administration had said Morsi’s comments were “welcome but not enough to ease concerns about anti-Jewish and anti-Israel comments that the Islamist president made before he took office.”