Friday, January 25, 2013

The Usual Excuses: Morsi says remarks about Jews being "apes and pigs" taken out of context


Not one of the American politicians dared to ask about the Qur'anic justification for Morsi's remarks, that would be Islamophobic.  Morsi said exactly what his Qur'an said, so there really is nothing that can be retold that would make his original statements "out of context.  We all know the Jews did it, and Morsi was just repeating that oft made claim but wrapped in 1400 years of Islamic dogma.

"And (remember, O Children of Israel) when We made a covenant with you...and ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated!" (2-63/65)
"Say: O People of the Scripture!...Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine..." (5-59/60)

"And when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded...when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!" (7-164/166)

From The Times of Israel January 24 by Raphael Ahren

Morsi: Jewish-controlled media distorted my ‘apes and pigs’ remark

In a conversation with senior US lawmakers, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi reportedly implied that the Jews control the US media and have distorted comments he made in the past about Zionists being “bloodsuckers” and “descendants of apes and pigs.”

The meeting earlier this month between Morsi and seven US senators deteriorated sharply and nearly derailed after he made the remarks, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.

Morsi, a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, came under fire recently after video surfaced of him calling Jews and Zionists “bloodsuckers” and “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

The senators’ meeting with Morsi was partially intended to receive clarification on his earlier comments.

At first, the Egyptian president defended himself by saying he did not harbor negative feelings about Judaism or Jewish people.

He then launched a diatribe about Israeli policies against the Palestinians, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) told Foreign Policy. “He was attempting to explain himself … then he said, ‘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,’” Coons told the magazine’s The Cable blog.

Asked if Morsi specifically named the Jews as the forces that control the American media, Coons replied that all the senators believed the implication was obvious. “He did not say [the Jews], but I watched as the other senators physically recoiled, as did I,” Coons said. “I thought it was impossible to draw any other conclusion.”

Here is the video of Morsi from 2010. You decide.

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