SO. Why does Egypt’s leader Mohamed Morsi not like Israel? The Guardian called him”the acceptable face of moderate Islamism“, “a famously boring speaker who reduces Egyptian journalists to teeth-gnashing frustration as he rarely says anything remotely quotable.”
Well, he’s answered their prayers:
I see Mohamed Morsi, poster boy for the Arab Spring, has now fallen back on the old defense that these touchy over-sensitive Jews have to learn to distinguish between anti-Semitism and legitimate and thoughtful criticism of Israeli policies. Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali now says that Mr. Morsi’s remarks that Jews are “bloodsuckers” and “descendants of apes and pigs” and that Egyptian children must be “breastfed hatred” for them were ”taken out of context.”
Sure. And that was in September 2010. But how did the BBC report on it?
The BBC says:
In the clip from Palestinian broadcaster Al-Quds TV, Mr Morsi referred to Jewish settlers as “occupiers of Palestine” and “warmongers
Only, he never used the word “settler”. He never referred to any settlers. Is the BBC saying that all Jews in Israel are settlers? Is the BBC isn agreement with Hamas? As he asks:
…we must ask ...