Hey, that sounds familiar……!
Just last year, Vice Chairman of the Finnish Foreign Affairs Committee, Pertti Salolainen, basically said the same thing. And most of the media and his political cohorts gathered the covered wagons around him in defense against the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s condemnation of his remarks and the JPost’s reporting of the story broken here first at the TT.
NOTE: Pertti Salolainen is still at his post, defiant, miserably misguided as before, and shares strange bedfellows.
H/T: CM, who opines: “How weird was that to see Morsi and Salolainen be so sympatico? The only difference is Morsi doesn’t feel ‘smeared’ when he’s quoted.”
Morsi Claimed Jews Control U.S. Media, Says Senator
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi warned visiting U.S. senators to beware the Jews who control U.S. media, The Cable blog reported.
The report indicated that a group of seven senators, led by John McCain, met with Morsi last week and urged him to distance himself from remarks he made in 2010, when he referred to Jews as “apes and pigs.” The remarks were exposed in a video distributed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
One of the senators, Chris Coons of Delaware, told The Cable that while Morsi was trying to explain himself, he said, “‘Well, I think we all know that the media in the United States has made a big deal of this and we know the media of the United States is controlled by certain forces and they don’t view me favorably.’”
The Cable asked Coons if Morsi specifically named the Jews as the forces that control the U.S. media. Coons said all the senators believed the implication was obvious.
“He did not say [the Jews], but I watched as the other senators physically recoiled, as did I,” Coons told The Cable. “I thought it was impossible to draw any other conclusion.”
He added, “The meeting then took a very sharp negative turn for some time. It really threatened to cause the entire meeting to come apart so that we could not continue.”