Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood produced the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs this year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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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 Mohammed 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 The medal was later withdrawn.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?”