White House Condemns Morsi’s Anti-Semitic Statements

— by David Streeter

President Barack Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney forcefully condemned previous anti-Semitic comments made by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Politico reported:

“President Morsi should make clear he respects people of all faiths”, Carney said during a press briefing Tuesday. He said the administration has raised its concerns with the Egyptian government: “[…] We have raised our concerns over these remarks with the government of Egypt”.

“We strongly condemn these comments”, he said. “[…] This type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt”.

Carney added that the remarks are an example of the type of discourse that has long fanned hatred in the region:

“We believe that language like that is too tolerated in the region”, he said. “[…] It is counter to peace”.

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  1. siweni says

    “We strongly condemn these comments”, he said. “[…] This type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt”.
     – Jay Carney, Obama’s Press Secretary

    It’s all well and good that the US Administration has condemned Morsi’s hate speech but it would be much more comforting and reassuring if we heard it coming out of Egypt.

    Don’t worry, I’m not holding my breath.

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