Federation News Brief: Egyptian President Says Amen to Hatred Toward Jews

26 Oct

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi participated in prayers over the weekend in which the preacher urged Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”

In footage screened on Egyptian state television Friday, October 19th, Morsi was shown in fervent prayer as the local head of religious endowment, declared, “Oh Allah, absolve us of our sins, strengthen us, and grant us victory over the infidels. Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, disperse them, rend them asunder. Oh Allah, demonstrate Your might and greatness upon them. Show us Your omnipotence, oh Lord.”

According to the Anti-Defamation League, Morsi could be seen mouthing “amen” to these sentiments.

The service was also attended by the region’s governor and local officials. The footage was recorded and transcribed by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

We join the ADL’s National Director Abraham Foxman who said, “The United States and other governments with influence on the Egyptian leadership should publicly urge President Morsi to speak out against this disturbing manifestation of hatred toward Jews.”

This video is made possible through the Robert and Esther Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative. For more information about Israel and advocating on her behalf, please visit http://www.SarasotaLovesIsrael.com

 

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