After Calling For International Blasphemy Crime: Egyptian President Morsi Participates In Service Calling For The Annihilation of All Jews and Israel

You many recall the demand of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi for a new anti-blasphemy law at the United Nations. One of Mursi’s chief aides, Emad Abdel Ghaffour, “we call for legislation or a resolution to criminalize contempt of Islam as a religion and its Prophet. The voice of reason in the West will prevail if there is mutual respect, dialogue and efficient lobbying for this critical resolution.” That does not appear to be a two-way street with Morsi or his followers. Morsi was shown this week attending prayers and listening to cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour calling for the destruction of all Jews and their supporters. Observers report that Morsi not only did not object or distance himself from the remarks, but appears to say “Amen” after the specific call for death to all Jews.


The service occurred at the el-Tenaim Mosque and was shown on Egyptian state television on Friday. The government broadcast of the prayer further showed implied support when there was no immediate condemnation after Abd Al-Nabi Mansour 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.”

Various other governmental officials were in attendance.

Morsi has continued to say that he will honor the peace treaty with Israel, but the failure to denounce such a prayer is alarming. Morsi is clearly trying to ride a tiger with the rise of his Islamic party and the demands for action against Israel. However, the hypocrisy in the Middle East over free speech is striking. Morsi wants a law criminalizing insults to Islam after an obscure filmmaker releases a short trailer of a film on YouTube. Others set out burning and killing in protest. Yet, he sits in a televised prayer service calling for what would amount to genocide against Jews as well as “their supporters” — the largest of which happens to give Egypt billions in aid.

Once again, it is stories like this that reaffirm my opposition to the Administration’s work with countries like Egypt to produce an international criminal standard for anti-religious speech. The Administration claims that it is moderating the positions of Egypt and Pakistan but fails to appreciate that it is merely legitimating the prosecution of people for their speech. These countries are not being moderated but enabled by these efforts.

Source: Miami Herald

42 thoughts on “After Calling For International Blasphemy Crime: Egyptian President Morsi Participates In Service Calling For The Annihilation of All Jews and Israel”

  1. Morsi is not that deep. He’s a two-bit political hack who uses everything, Islam, antiSemitism, and the willy and the nilly, in support of his own transparent greedy pushpunk goals. As one of his countrymen (a woman) pointed out years back, any Arab country that wants regime change screams “Bad Jews Bad Israel” to get it. He’s not even “new and different.”

  2. “(Sorry Israel, but the ham-handed attempt to provide you with a secure homeland IS a disaster in no small part because of the cavalier way the West went about it – its a disaster for both Jews and Arabs)”

    Sorry Frankly,

    But your knowledge of history is either faulty or biased. You continue to perpetrate the meme that somehow US and the Brits created Israel as atonement for the Shoah. There might have been a Balfour Declaration at the beginning of the 1920’s, but even that was created by the impetus of recognizing that Jews inspired by Herzl had been moving to Palestine since the 1880’s. By the end of the 1920’s as the value of Mid East Oil became predominant economically, Balfour was abandoned in favor of courting the Arab powers that be and Jewish immigration was discouraged.

    As NAZI’sm began to viciously take hold, British efforts to keep fleeing Jews from emigrating to Israel became even more harshly enforced. In their wisdom of saving innocent lives most of the major countries of the world closed their borders to emigrating Jews leaving them trapped on the soon to be overrun European Continent. To the minds of most Jews this merely reinforced Herzl’s idea that Jews would never be safe anywhere in the world until they had their own homeland.

    The reality for many of those Jews escaping the Shoah, for those Jews who had survived the Shoah and for those Jews who had emigrated to the area throughout the 19th Century was that their survival any place else was untenable. One might of course say that the arrival of the Jews was the cause of Arab enmity, but that would be specious. There had always been a continuous Jewish presence in the so called Holy Land even after the Romans had banned them in the Second Century CE. Though tolerated they were from the time of Islam’s rise on treated as second class citizens, without rights and surviving at the whim of the changing governmental situation.

    A relative recent example of this was that Yassir Arafat was the nephew of the Grand Mufti. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haj_Amin_al-Husseini , who worked with the NAZI’s before and during WWII. Perhaps if the Jewish refugees to the Mid East in the 18th Century had been treated differently their might have been a different situation today, but we’ll never know.

    Even in last night’s debate both candidates fell over backwards in proclaiming Israel as the U.S. “closest ally” in the ME. The truth is that honor goes to the Saudi’s, who aided in the perpetration of 9/11. I know it might be hard for on-Jews to accept that Jews have always been adept at defending themselves despite a relatively small population, but history despite attempts at anti-Jewish erasure, does not bear that out. What Israel has it has won for itself against a stacked deck. As far as its existence goes it will survive on its own. Considering that almost half of our country came into existence via immigration to lands not our own there is a certain bit of unfair presumptions going on. The fact is that most of the world’s countries also have rather bloody histories regarding occupying lands, but somehow that is never discussed. Though perhaps you believe we should give California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona back to the Mexicans that rightly possessed them?

    Somehow the idea that Jews can defend themselves has been lost in the history of two thousand years of persecution. We are not, nor never have been helpless victims. Though we have been victimized by the hatred of both Christianity and Islam mainly because they have attempted to usurp our Torah and find it offensive that we have’t complied. While there is much that you have written during your time here that I’ve agreed with, we differ greatly on this issue. I my opinion, please correct me if I’m wrong, your comment was an apologia for Mr. Morsi’s actions and I find that personally disagreeable.

  3. Meanwhile, Israel calls itself a “democracy” while violating the human rights of Palestinians.

    Six of one, half dozen of the other.

  4. Islamism…. The drip of Diarrhea…. that runs down the crack of the ass of the Planet!

  5. The first order of business would be to simply cut them off from US Foreign Aid and to not do business with them. If they want to be part of the civilized, modern world part of the admission fee is to act civilized, modern, and not make genocidal goals. Otherwise, they can become a pariah and suffer the due consequences.

    The hypocracy our professor points out is certainly a strong argument to rally support in ending this insanity of our gov’t and the UN’s support of this anti-blasphemy embarassment.

  6. We were told by the Obama administration that these new leaders were moderates.

  7. Johnathon Swift had an opinion on differing customs & religion.

    Lilliput and Blefuscu. Which two mighty powers have, as I was going to tell you, been engaged in a most obstinate war for six-and-thirty moons past. It began upon the following occasion: It is allowed on all hands, that the primitive way of breaking eggs, before we eat them, was upon the larger end; but his present majesty’s grandfather, while he was a boy, going to eat an egg, and breaking it according to the ancient practice, happened to cut one of his fingers. Whereupon the emperor, his father, published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs. The people so highly resented this law, that our histories tell us, there have been six rebellions raised on that account, wherein one emperor lost his life, and another his crown. These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire. It is computed, that eleven thousand persons have, at several times, suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end. Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy, but the books of the Big-endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable, by law, of holding employments.

  8. Mohammed Morsi….. may you become part of the sand of your deserts…. and blow away……..

  9. This ‘SHIT’ never ends………. Get it through your thick skulls, suckers, you can’t blaspheme any imaginary ghods that only exist in the minds of ‘Man’ and nowhere else. All that all of these proposed blasphemy laws do is blaspheme the human spirit….. the only spirit on this Planet that really matters……….

  10. It is blasphemous to any God to pray for the death of one’s enemies. The only remedy is free and unrestricted speech.

  11. sew the wind, reap the whirlwind.
    We are so anxious to meddle in the governments of other nations and stunned when things don’t turn out quite the way we hoped.

    Western powers have been interfering with the Middle East for a thousand years and nothing good has ever come out of it (Sorry Israel, but the ham-handed attempt to provide you with a secure homeland IS a disaster in no small part because of the cavalier way the West went about it – its a disaster for both Jews and Arabs). The enthroning of kings by England & France, the overthrow of elected governments by the CIA (Hello to the Shah! That worked out so well for the US didn’t it?) all have lead us down the path to were we are today.

    How long before the CIA attempts to overthrow Morisi? Whats that they say about repeating the same mistake over and over expeting different results?

  12. Morsi and his brotherhoods, are neither good for the Jews or Muslims.
    Is his ” Amen ” categorized under hate speech or free speech ?

  13. Respect cannot be legislated it must be earned. In a free society blasphemy laws are simply wrong. I hope those who thought “democracy” would bring freedom of speech and change Egypt for the better now understand that democracy is a system that can be perverted an redefined to result in tyranny. No more money of any kind to Egypt and the US should get out of the blasphemy law business –nothing will ever be enough respect..

  14. A perfect illustration why catering to those who want blasphemy laws is both ridiculous and dangerous all at the same time.

    (U.N.! U.S. State Department! Looking your direction.)

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