Muslim Brotherhood

Morsi was more than just an 'Islamist'

Morsi was more than just an 'Islamist'

Reporter Samy Magdy correctly notes that the recently deceased Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi was an “Islamist” who, during his brief tenure as Egypt’s president, monopolized power and tried to “entrench Islamist rule” (“Egypt’s ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death,” June 19). But little is said about Morsi and the Brotherhood’s illiberal views.

In a 2010 speech before coming to power, Morsi encouraged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Zionists and Jews — and compared the latter to “apes...

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