Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian president, January 2013

Mohammed Morsi

“Morsy told the senators that the values of Islam teach respect for Christianity and Judaism, and he asserted repeatedly that he had no negative views about Judaism or the Jewish people, but then followed with a diatribe about Israel and Zionist actions against Palestinians, especially in Gaza. Then Morsy crossed a line and made a comment that made the senators physically recoil in their chairs in shock, [U.S. Senator Chris] Coons said. ‘He was attempting to explain himself ... then 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,’ Coons said. The Cable asked Coons if Morsy specifically named the Jews as the forces that control the American 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,’ he said. ‘I thought it was impossible to draw any other conclusion.’”Josh Rogin, “Exclusive: Morsy implies Jews control the American media,” Foreign Policy, January 23, 2013,

Muhammad Morsi
Jan. 2013