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White House downplays Morsi’s anti-Semitic ‘apes and pigs’ rants

Posted By yihan On January 16, 2013 @ 11:08 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Neil Munro
The DailyCaller [1]
January 16, 2013

President Barack Obama’s spokesman is downplaying venomously anti-Semitic statements by Egypt’s new Islamist president, who said that Jews are “apes and pigs” and must be hated by Muslim children.

Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, “has demonstrated in word and deed his commitment to Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. … He obviously worked with us to resolve … a ceasefire … — in the Gaza conflict last year,” spokesman Jay Carney said during the Jan. 15 White House press conference.

U.S. policy is focused on Morsi’s actions, not words, Carney said.

“So this is about action; it’s about deeds,” he said.

Carney added that Morsi “should make clear that he respects people of all faiths, and that this type of rhetoric is not acceptable or productive in a democratic Egypt.”

“Acceptable? It is the norm now,” said Barry Rubin, a regional expert and the director of Global Research in International Affairs.

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[1] The DailyCaller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/16/white-house-downplays-morsis-anti-semitic-apes-and-pigs-rants/

[2] Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/muslim-brotherhood-offices-torched-morsi-on-defensive.html

[3] Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi remains defiant as fears of civil war grow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-mohamed-morsi-remains-defiant-as-fears-of-civil-war-grow.html

[4] Morsi gives Egypt’s army police powers, right to arrest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/morsi-gives-egypts-army-police-powers-right-to-arrest.html

[5] Egyptian Military Ousts Morsi, Suspends Constitution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egyptian-military-ousts-morsi-suspends-constitution.html

[6] Aspiring Dictator Morsi Falsely Claims 90% of Egypt Stands By Him: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aspiring-dictator-morsi-falsely-claims-90-of-egypt-stands-by-him.html

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