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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Morsi the Jew-hater update: New videos, ElderToon

This is one of the videos that got the US to condemn Egyptian president Morsi yesterday, finally translated by MEMRI:



Mohamed Morsi: One American president after another – and most recently, that Obama – talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine. [Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere – which he is not.

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Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them. They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.

UK-based Al Quds said that the exposure of these videos, as well as any move to publicize embarrassing statements made by Arabs, was a Zionist plot against Morsi, and was akin to "McCarthyism." (This particular video was first exposed on Arabic media.)

Meanwhile, Morsi responded, saying that the comments were "taken out of context."

He's right:



Speaking of lies...

Here's another just released by MEMRI where Morsi claims to have worked for NASA - and he denies ever saying that



Following are excerpts from statements made by Egyptian talk-show host Mahmoud Saad, which aired on Al-Nahar TV on January 11, 2013.

Mahmoud Saad: Let’s see what [Morsi] said in an interview with Nader Al-Bakkar:

Footage of Nader Al-Bakkar’s interview with Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi: I never said or wrote that I used to work for NASA. This never happened. I have never worked for NASA. I never wrote that I did. My CV does not say that I worked for NASA.

Cut back to studio

Mahmoud Saad: What do you think? This is Dr. Mohamed Morsi’s CV: “Dr. Mohamed Morsi is the leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, and a former member of the Guidance Council of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

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He conducted research for NASA and worked for NASA.” This is what you wrote. They say that I don’t understand the difference between working and being a consultant. He didn’t work there, nor was he a consultant, and there is nothing wrong with that. What is shameful is that the president wrote things that are not true. That is what is shameful. That is the problem.

Morsi told Nader Al-Bakkar that none of this was true, even though he himself had said, in an interview with Khairi Ramadhan, that he had worked for NASA. Let’s watch.

Footage of Khairi Ramadhan’s interview with Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi: I worked in teaching, in industry, and as a consultant for NASA, in the field of spaceship engines. I did this for a long period. I conducted a lot of research on this.

Cut back to studio

Mahmoud Saad: I don’t get it. He said that he had worked as a consultant for NASA for a long time. This means that he worked there. Then he took it back in the interview with Nader Al-Bakkar. What is this?