There's apparently a context that it would be alright in, though what that context is remains unknown. Perhaps the politicians who insist on sending Morsi hundreds of millions of dollars and powerful armaments can enlighten us.
There's apparently a context that it would be alright in, though what that context is remains unknown. Perhaps the politicians who insist on sending Morsi hundreds of millions of dollars and powerful armaments can enlighten us. But Morsi assured McCain that the statements were taken out of context and that he was referring to Zionists, not Jews, even though he quite clearly referred to Jews.
“We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews,” Mr. Morsi declared. Egyptian children “must feed on hatred; hatred must continue,” he said. “The hatred must go on for Allah and as a form of worshiping him.”
Even non-Arabic speakers can clearly make out "Yahood" or "Jew" in Morsi's speech. And in the other video, Morsi refers to Israelis as "the descendants of apes and pigs". That's a racist Islamic term for Jews that long predates the modern State of Israel or Zionism.
Similarly, Morsi also states, "They have been fanning the flames of civil strife wherever they were throughout history. They are hostile by nature." This obviously isn't limited to recent events. It's a classical anti-Semitic reference to Jews in general.
Furthermore, Morsi stated, "They must not be given any opportunity, and must not stand on any Arab or Islamic land. They must be driven out of our countries." Countries, plural. He clearly isn't limiting himself to the destruction and ethnic cleansing of Israel. He's talking about the ethnic cleansing of Jews in general, a policy first implemented by Mohammed, the founder of Islam.
Morsi for his part assured McCain that he respects all religions, emphasizing religions rather than peoples. Since many Islamists do not believe that Jews are really Jews, this is a convenient bit of Taqiya. It sidelines the real issue which is his call for war and his racial bigotry.
But the Muslim Brotherhood knows how easy it is to mollify politicians and reporters with a pro forma condemnation. The best proof of that is that while McCain criticized Morsi, he'll still try to get him 500 million dollars.