The notorious Egyptian cleric Wagdi Ghoneim has made the latest in a long lime of bizarre and extremist statements, this time claiming that then US President George W. Bush told journalists that he had decided to kill 20 million Muslims and one Christian doctor in what Ghoneim claims was a test of the journalists prejudices toward Muslims. According to a MEMRI translation of an address posted on the Internet:
November 15, 2015 Clip No. 5186 Egyptian Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim on Arab Response to Paris Attacks: Why Don’t You Shed Your Crocodile Tears over Muslims?
Egyptian cleric Sheikh Wagdi Ghoneim recently criticized the Arab media coverage of the Paris attacks and its aftermath, calling it ‘disappointing stupidity, idiocy, and sloppiness,’ and asking: ‘Why should the entire planet be sad because Paris is sad?’ Ghoneim, who is in exile in Turkey, further said: ‘Why didn’t you shed tears over the innocent Muslims, brother?! Why didn’t you shed your crocodile tears?!’ His address was posted on the Internet on November 15, 2015.
Following are excerpts:
Wagdi Ghoneim: I’d like to comment on the disappointing stupidity, idiocy, and sloppiness of, I’m sad to say, our brothers and of, I’m sad to say, our TV channels, which claim to represent the legitimate cause. God help us. What happened?! What’s going on?! If you want to report on [the Paris attacks], that’s fine – but reports, analyses, studio guests talking, and some stupid woman even said: ‘if Paris is sad, the whole planet is sad.’ Why do you say this, sister? May Allah sadden your heart! Why should the entire planet be sad because Paris is sad? Another one said [on TV]: ‘By God, I shed tears on 9/11 for the innocent people who died.’
Why didn’t you shed tears over the innocent Muslims, brother?! Why didn’t you shed your crocodile tears?! May Allah help us. You only shed tears over the West?! Where were you when Muslims were killed?! The airforce of these criminals are bombing and killing us every day.
[…] When George Bush was in office, he was sitting with Tony Blair next to him – may Allah unite them in Hell, along with anyone who loves them… George Bush said to Journalists: ‘I’ve decided to kill 20 million Muslims, and one Christian doctor.’ All the journalists jumped and asked: ‘Mr. President… One question… Who is the Christian doctor you want to kill?!’ Bush said [to Blair]: ‘What did I tell you?! I told you that nobody would ask about the 20 million Muslims I want to kill.’ They would ask about the Christian because he has blue eyes. He has a Western face. He’s a superman… Their lives are different from ours… You want proof? Nobody is talking about the Rohingya Muslims. “
Needless to say, no such incident regarding President Bush could be found.
Wagdy Ghoneim (aka Wagdi Ghoneim Wagdi Ghuniem) is an Egyptian cleric closely tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood and known for his anti-Semitic speeches. In January 2005, Mr. Ghoneim agreed to be voluntarily deported from the US based upon Department of Homeland Security concerns that his past speeches and participation in fund-raising activities could be supportive of terrorist organizations. The GMBDW reported last month that Ghoneim had described Tunisian secularists as “the filthiest and most stinking secularists I’ve ever seen.” The GMBDW reported in September that Ghoneim and two other leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood had arrived in Istanbul following their departure from Qatar. The GMBDW also reported at that time that Ghoneim, known for his long history of extremist statements, had posted a video on his YouTube channel in which he call Western action against ISIS “a Crusader war” and called the late Osama Bin Laden the “martyred heroic mujahid, Bin Laden.”
The last we reported on Wagdi Ghoneim was in March of this year when he has issued yet another in his long list of vitriolic statements this time asserting that treachery runs in the blood of Christians.
The GMBDW was the first Western media to report in a December 2014 Featured Story that the international police agency INTERPOL had issued a “Red Notice” for Ghoneim. Interestingly, the MEMRI translation added the information that Ghoneim is currently based in Turkey, now a base for many fugitive Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
For a profile on Wagdy Ghoneim, go here.