(JNS.org) In a video that was recently circulated by Egyptian media, current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is seen describing Zionists as “blood suckers,” “warmongers” and “descendants of apes and pigs.” Morsi made the comments when he served as the Muslim Brotherhood’s official spokesman in 2010, Ynet reported.
Morsi, in a video translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), strongly condemns the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which U.S. President Barack Obama had been attempting to renew at that time.
“These futile [Israeli-Palestinian] negotiations are a waste of time and opportunities,” he said. “The Zionists buy time and gain more opportunities as the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims lose time and opportunities and get nothing out of it.”
He continued by slamming Zionism.
“No reasonable person can expect progress on this track,” Morsi said. “Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else there is war. This is what the occupiers of the land of Palestine know—these blood suckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, these descendants of apes and pigs.”
Ironically, the video was used in several Egyptian media outlets to condemn Morsi and highlight his softening position on Israel. It was included with another clip that showed Egypt’s ambassador to Israel, Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl, saying “I come with a message of peace” after presenting his credentials to Israeli President Shimon Peres.