Egypt's Morsi Slammed for Condoning Anti-Semitic Rant

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The head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party said his goal in Egypt is to "institute Islamic Sharia law."

Saad al-Katatny was elected chairman of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party earlier this month.

According to the Jerusalem Post, he said his FJP victory is the step in achieving his goal.

"The Muslim Brotherhood established the FJP to represent the Brotherhood's political project, which, in the end, will be a wise government that will institute Islamic Sharia law," Katatny said.

Meanwhile, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has come under fire from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish group that monitors anti-Semitism worldwide.

The group issued a strong condemnation of Morsi's attendance at a sermon where Muslim cleric Futouh Abd al-Nabi Mansour called for "the destruction and the dispersal of the Jews."

The sermon, aired on state television in Egypt, shows Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, nodding and saying "amen" to the cleric's prayer.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on President Obama to condemn the "growing chorus of anti-Semitism in the Middle East led by the Muslim Brotherhood."

"This is a slap in the face to America as Egypt's President Morsi pockets billions in U.S. aid and says 'amen' to principles that are repugnant to all Americans," Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Wiesenthal Center, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Center's associate dean, said in a joint statement.

Earlier this month the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badie, called for the capture of Jerusalem.

"Jerusalem is Islamic … and nobody is entitled to make concessions" on the Holy City, Badie told supporters Oct. 11.

"The jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims" and will not be achieved "through negotiations or at the United Nations," he said.

Rabbis Hier and Cooper, long leery of the Brotherhood, urged the Obama administration to sever ties with the group.

In a joint statement they said Bodie's "rant confirms our long-held view that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is the most dangerous anti-Semitic organization in the world today."

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