Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni:
What’s the beef, my angst is only with Jews?
H/T: Baron Bodissey
I would like to take the time to remind everyone that this antisemite, Farouk Hosni, enjoys a top governmental post within the Egyptian government. Though the man is described as a reformer and as a *moderate Muslim*, he is also a dyed in the wool antisemitic racist.
All the more troubling, is this is a state that’s supposedly at peace with the state of Israel, but one of the worst offending states that disseminate anti-Jewish propaganda, and an OIC member state! These Muslim antisemitic states are regularly given the red carpet treatment by the West, with the label of ‘moderate’ used to describe their kind of rule.
As far as the Tundra Tabloids is concerned, any state that involves itself with antisemitism, by allowing its official governmental organs to disseminate antisemitism and/or elevate known antisemites to key positions within its government, should be shunned by the international community. But, it will never happen, because at the end of the day, most Western governments view state relations with the Islamic world to be of much more importance than antisemitism.
Such ingrained thinking helps to explain why the Finnish Institute for Foreign Affairs (UPI) invited the leader of the overtly antisemitic OIC, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, and shoved down the memory hole the overtly bigoted statements by visiting sec-gen, that only non-Muslims could be antisemitic, but never a Muslim, even the kind that shout:
“I hate those motherf—–s, those f—ing Jewish bastards. . . . I would like to get [destroy] a synagogue.”
Egypt’s Culture Minister Farouk Hosni is a leading candidate to take over UNESCO in the fall. An alliance of intellectuals and Jewish groups from France, Germany and Israel are up in arms over the possibility due to remarks made by him perceived to be anti-Israeli.
It’ll soon be time for a new boss at UNESCO, the world’s pre-eminent cultural preservation organization. But German cultural and Jewish groups are worried about the candidate currently favored to win the top spot: Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni.
In a statement released on Monday, the German Culture Council — an umbrella organization of cultural organizations in Germany — expressed concern over Hosni’s candidacy due to his history of anti-Semitic statements.
“Choosing Farouk Hosni as the new director of UNESCO would be a mistake,” said Olaf Zimmermann, head of the Culture Council. UNESCO is on the verge of putting into practice the Convention on Cultural Diversity. A responsibility like that shouldn’t be trusted to someone who hasn’t fully internalized the ideals of UNESCO.”
Hosni, an artist by trade, has been Egypt’s Culture Minister since 1987. He is known for being a liberal voice in Egyptian politics, opposing the veil for Egyptian women for example. But he has also made anti-Israeli statements in the past. Last year, he said he would “burn Israeli books in Egyptian libraries.”