WH: ‘We Strongly Condemn the Remarks’ Made by Morsi in 2010

'This kind of discourse has been acceptable in the region for far to long'

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White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday the administration “strongly condemns” remarks made by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2010, in which called for Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” of Jews.

“We strongly condemn the remarks that then Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi made in 2010,” Carney said at a Tuesday press briefing. “The language that we have seen is deeply offensive. We completely reject these statements, as we do any language that espouses religious hate…This kind of discourse has been acceptable in the region for far too long.”

“We have raised our concerns over these remarks with the Egyptian government,” Carney added.

The New York Times reported Monday on the statements from Morsi.

“We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews,” Morsi said in 2010.