Egypt's Morsi: Israelis Are "Descendants of Apes and Pigs"

By:  James Heiser
01/08/2013
       
Egypt's Morsi: Israelis Are "Descendants of Apes and Pigs"

Recently translated interviews demonstrate that Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, had little interest two years ago in seeing his party continue the relationship which has existed between Israel and Egypt since the 1978 Camp David Accords because, in his assessment, Israel’s "Zionist" residents are “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

Since the onset of the events in December 2010 which led to the “Arab Spring” in Egypt, the Islamist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood has been touted by that organization, and duly noted by foreign observers who were concerned for the post-Mubarak future of that nation. As noted by The New American in April 2011, the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood and similar Islamist groups in Egypt signaled a worsening relationship between Egypt and its Israeli neighbors, and between the government and Egypt’s Christian minority population. And recently translated interviews demonstrate that Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi (pictured), had little interest in seeing his party continue the relationship that has existed between Israel and Egypt since the 1978 Camp David Accords because, in his assessment, Israel’s "Zionist" residents are “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

On January 4, the Jerusalem Post published Morsi’s comments, which date to several months before the uprising that led to the overthrow of former-Egyptian President Mubarak’s government:

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are "a waste of time and opportunities" as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with "the descendants of apes and pigs," current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asserted in September 2010, according to newly translated interviews published this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

In the first interview, aired on Lebanon's Al-Quds TV on September 23, 2010, Morsi denounced the Palestinian Authority as a creation of "the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people." Therefore, he stressed, "No reasonable person can expect any progress on this track."

"Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war," Morsi said, "This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know — these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs."

The article for the Post made it clear that Morsi’s anti-Semitic rant was far from an isolated incident:

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