January 15, 2013
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM CALLS ON EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT TO REPUDIATE ANTISEMITIC REMARKS
WASHINGTON, DC—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum strongly condemns the recently disclosed antisemitic statements previously made by Mohamed Morsi, now the president of Egypt, and calls on him to repudiate them.
“Antisemitic remarks are inappropriate for any religious or political leader at any time. As a world leader, President Morsi has a particular responsibility to renounce antisemitism and recognize that it has no place in political discourse,” said Museum Chairman Tom A. Bernstein. “A leader’s message to young people speaks volumes about his character and values, and Morsi’s calls to teach hatred to children and grandchildren are shocking and morally repugnant. It is the responsibility of world leaders to unequivocally reject the singling out of Jews or any other group for demonization.”
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