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December 11, 2012

Anti-Semitic Sermon at Friday Prayer in Northern Egypt

Last Friday, Sheik Ashref Namir delivered an anti-Semitic sermon at a mosque in the Buhaira governorate in Northern Egypt.

The sermon, delivered at the Imam Malik mosque, was marked by allegations that the Jews have “cursed” God, are responsible for murdering God’s apostles and are stingy, greedy and deceitful.

The sermon is the latest example of the increasing popularity of anti-Semitism in Egypt’s public life.

In October of this year, ADL expressed deep­en­ing con­cern over the anti-Semitic rhetoric com­ing from the high­est ech­e­lons of Egypt­ian society after the Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi attended a Friday sermon marked by anti-Semitism.

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