We all remember the singing Jew hater, Wagdi Ghoneim, right?
He’s the hate preacher who was last in the United Kingdom in 2009, as a guest of the pro-Hamas Palestinian Forum in Britain, where his co-speakers were Muslim Brotherhood big cheeses, Rachid Ghannoushi and Kamal Al-Helbawy.
Ghannoushi and Helbawy, generally speaking, have learnt that there are some things you think and some things you say. This has allowed them to rebrand as “moderates”. Not so Ghoneim.
In the late 90s, Ghoneim has the bad fortune to be recorded, at a conference at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, leading the audience in a sing-song. The lyrics of the chorus were:
No to the Jews
Descendants of the Apes
Unsurprisingly, Ghoneim has been banned from entering a large number of countries. He self-deported from the United States in 2004, where he was working as an Imam, following an immigration violation. It goes without saying that Ghoneim was vigorously defended by the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hussam Ayloush, the executive director of the Southern California branch:
“The whole Muslim community today is under a microscope of scrutiny,” Ayloush said. “Committing a mistake that would invite a slap on the wrist for anyone else could lead to prison or deportation for a Muslim.”
In May 2009, he was banned from the United Kingdom as well.
Frankly, after this week’s outburst from Wagdi Ghoneim, I really can’t see any of these bans being lifted.
With Coptic Christians currently going through several days of mourning for the late Pope Shenouda III, Muslim scholar Wagdy Ghoneim caused controversy by uploading a video defaming the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church and calling him the “head of infidels.”
The video was seen by more than 150,000 viewers within the first 24 hours of being uploaded and has caused rage among many Copts, especially those who are active online.
Three lawyers, Saeed Fayez, Tharwat Bakhit and Nabil Ghobrail have filed a complaint with the attorney general against Sheikh Wagdy Ghoneim for what they called defaming Christianity.
Nice one Wagdi. He always knows the right thing to say.