“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -Albert Einstein
I love naive people … they approach the world in such a childlike manner. The only problem occurs when they are in a position of authority…and we, and our friends, receive the consequences of their actions.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said in 2010: “No reasonable person can expect progress on this track. 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.”
This statement has never voluntarily been renounced or retracted by Morsi. Sadly, it took the NY Times to bring attention to Morsi’s statements before he became president, for the State Dept. to address this issue.
Egyptian authorities subsequently issued two statements, the first of which said the comments were taken out of context, but stressed Morsi’s commitment to full respect for religions and freedom of belief and worship. Their second statement said the Egyptian government rejects “all forms of discrimination and incitement to violence or hostility on the basis of religion.”
Hmm … 72% of the Egyptian government are extreme supporters of Sharia Law which does NOT permit religious tolerance of any religion except Islam, so their second statement is moot. But some segments of our government have more faith in their words…
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters: “That statement was an important first step to make clear that the type of offensive rhetoric that we saw in 2010 is not acceptable, not productive, and shouldn’t be part of a democratic Egypt.”
Really, Ms. Nuland? “An important first step?”
First, these statements did NOT come from Morsi. Second, they engaged in paltering. The comments were NOT taken out of context. In what context would they have been appropriate? This is what Morsi believes and that’s precisely why he made those comments.
Nuland continued: “That said, we look to President Morsi and Egyptian leaders to demonstrate in both word and in deed their commitment to religious tolerance and to upholding all of Egypt’s international obligations.”
That statement clearly demonstrates that the State Dept. is utterly clueless to the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood, their history or their commitment to their creed: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
To Ms. Nuland and her low-info comrades: Your naiveté may be quaint to your colleagues, but it is highly pernicious to the US and our only Middle Eastern ally, Israel. Diplomatically admonishing a Muslim terrorist is like spitting in the wind … and your faces have unequivocally been drenched.
Shalom through strength…