Lest there is any doubt that the new leader of Egypt has a deep and abiding hatred for Israel and the Jewish people, and wants all Egyptians to share his view, consider comments made in 2010. “Nearly three years ago, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood delivered a speech urging Egyptians to ‘nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred’ for Jews and Zionists,” reported the New York Times. “In a television interview months later, the same leader described Zionists as ‘these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.’ That leader, Mohamed Morsi, is now president of Egypt — and his comments may be coming back to haunt him.”
Last week, the White House condemned Morsi’s statements. “We completely reject the statements, as we do any language that espouses religious hatred,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said. “This discourse — and this is a broader point — this kind of discourse has been acceptable in the region for far too long and is counter to the goal of peace. President 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.”
Please pray for all the leaders of Egypt — especially Mr. Morsi — and for the entire nation. Pray, too, for the persecuted Church in Egypt that Christ would strengthen them and give them boldness to live the Word and preach the Word.