White House: Morsi committed to peace despite anti-semitic comments

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Carney added however that the administration has raised its concerns about the past comments directly with the Egyptian government.

“These commitments are essential for our bilateral relations with Egypt, as well as the stability in the region, but we will always speak out against language that espouses religious hatred or encourages the use of violence,” he said. “This discourse – and this is a broader point – this kind of discourse has been acceptable in the region for far too long and is counter to the goal of peace.” 

“We strongly condemn these comments, and we believe that President Morsi should make clear that he respects people of all faiths and that this type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt.”