Video: Chairman of Egypt's MB Calls for Israel's Destruction
A new video posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows a clip from 2006 in which an official from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party called for Israel’s destruction.
The remarks were made by Sa'd Al-Katatni, chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, on July 30, 2006, during the Second Lebanon War between Israel and the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terror group.
“Today, we express the true will of the people, when we say: No to the aggression, no to the destruction of Lebanon, no to the destruction of Palestine, yes to the destruction of Israel,” said Al-Katatni.
“We say: No to Arab impotence. If the governments are incapable – the peoples are ready. Open the gate of Jihad for us, so we can unite with our brothers in Palestine and in Lebanon,” he added.
Over the past few months, MEMRI has released several videos in which Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, is seen making anti-Israel comments in the years before he was elected.
In January, the organization released a video from 2010 in which Morsi is heard rejecting negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and referring to Jews as “apes and pigs.”
The United States later condemned those remarks and urged Morsi to immediately clarify his views.
Morsi later claimed that the virulent anti-Semitic comments were taken out of context, but MEMRI subsequently released another video, also from 2010, in which Morsi calls U.S. President Barack Obama “insincere” and calls for Arabs to raise their children on hatred of Jews.