Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood produced the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs this year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The Center topped its annual “Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs” list with a quote from Mohammed Badie, a Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader who lamented “Jewish control” and ”spreading of corruption on earth,” and recommended “holy Jihad” as a remedy.
Also quoted in the entry was Futouh Abd al-Nabi Mansour, a cleric affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood who called on Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters” in a sermon delivered in the presence of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in October.
Second on the list was the Iranian regime.
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuf was third for a cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squeezing votes into a ballot box out of the cadaver of a Palestinian child.
Soccer-related anti-Semitism occupied the fourth slot, followed by Ukraine’s Svoboda party, whose leader Oleg Tyagnibok assailed what he termed a “Muscovite Jewish Mafia.”
The sixth and seventh slots went to Greece’s Golden Dawn party and Hungary’s Jobbik, respectively. Norway and its royal house were in the eighth spot for awarding a medal to the Trond Ali Linstad, a Muslim educator and physician who has in his writings denounced the spread of “Jewish influence”. The medal was later withdrawn.
Number nine went to Jakob Augstein, a German publicist who in Der Spiegel accused Netanyahu of exploiting the “Jewish lobby” in the United States and Germany’s Nazi past to “keep the world on a leash.”
Louis Farrakhan occupied the last slot, and was quoted as saying in October: “Jews control the media. They said it themselves… In Washington right next to the Holocaust museum is the Federal Reserve where they print the money. Is that an accident?”
This story "Muslim Brotherhood Tops Anti-Semitic Rhetoric List" was written by JTA.