President Morsi Slanders and Denigrates our Ally - Do We Tolerate It? It Appears So

Egyptian Leader Preaches Hatred for Jews, Declines to Step Back from his Assertion that Jews are "Bloodsuckers", "Descendants of Apes and Pigs"

It has been established that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who seeks weapons and billions of dollars in continuing aid from his “ally,” the United States, stated in 2010 that Jews are “bloodsuckers” and “the descendants of apes and pigs,” and that he urged his people to continue the bloody path of animosity for the Jewish people, declaring the following, "We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews. Egyptian children must feed on hatred; hatred must continue. The hatred must go on for Allah and as a form of worshiping him.”

The Jan. 24 Wall Street Journal contains a stunning article in its “Notable and Quotable” section relating to Morsi’s statements, noting that when members of a Congressional delegation recently met with Morsi and challenged him on his repugnant thoughts, he is said to have uttered the following, “Well, I think we all know that the media in the United States has made a big deal of this and we know the media of the United States is controlled by certain forces, and they don’t view me favorably,” thus going from one offensive characterization of Jews to another.

I do not agree that the media has made “a big deal” of this, but it should be “a big deal.”  Morsi is in the same league as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who states with a straight face that the Holocaust is a myth.    

The United States stands with Israel, the only stable democracy in the Middle East. How can we accept that the Egyptian leader, who needs us, is seen as an ally when he regards our Israeli friends as subhumans? Mohammad Morsi’s brief rule makes one long for the days of Hosni Mubarak notwithstanding Mubarak’s many shortcomings. Mubarak went along to get along, exchanging our aid and other support for loyalty to us and honoring the peace treaty the courageous and extraordinary late Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat executed with Israel. Mohammad Morsi, you are no Anwar Sadat nor even a Hosni Mubarak.

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