Appearing yesterday on the CBC news program “Power and Politics” anchored by Evan Solomon, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s 2010 comments likening Jews to “apes and pigs”.
See video and transcript below:
Evan Solomon: A disturbing video emerged on Monday of the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, from 2010, and do we have the clip to this video? He referred to Zionists as ‘blood suckers who attack Palestinians’, these ‘warmongers’, ‘descendants of apes and pigs.’ Now, this is from 2010. What is the government’s reaction when you hear President Morsi say things like this?
Hon. John Baird: I think whenever you see anything resembling that type of anti-Semitic rant it causes us all deep concern. Those remarks were absolutely abhorrent, and obviously the Government of Canada condemns any such remarks.
Evan Solomon: All right. Does that affect Canadian-Egyptian relations?
Hon. John Baird: Well, listen, we condemn them in the strongest terms.
Evan Solomon: Do you talk to the Egyptian ambassador about that?
Hon. John Baird: We’ve just seen this in the last 24 hours.
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