“Yes, Egypt’s new president keeps calling Jews pigs and apes and instructs parents to teach their children to hate them, but he hasn’t yet attacked Israel, and here at Pennsylvania Avenue we judge a man by his actions, not his words”
The statements, which were described in The Daily Caller and other mainstream outlets in early January, were only highlighted Jan. 15 by The New York Times, which is widely read by progressives.
The Times article, which was the first mention of the comments in an established media outlet, prompted [White House spokesman James] Carney’s limited response.
However, neither the Times nor Carney mentioned the close ties between Morsi’s statements, orthodox Islamic texts and the Muslim Brotherhood’s goal of destroying Israel and establishing an Islamic theocracy from Spain to India.
Since 2009, Obama’s Arab-region strategy has gambled that the region’s popular Islamist movements would become more moderate if allowed to gain power. In 2012, for example, Obama urged the Egyptian military to steer clear of politics while the Muslim Brotherhood won elections in Egypt.
Besides, Jews all over the world are safe from harm, now that the federal government will have a registration list from which to target and confiscate guns. “We’re working on extending that coverage to include Al Qaeda’s weapons,” Carney said, “but so far, they’re balking at the missile launchers.”