July 5, 2013
Muslim Brotherhood claims new Egyptian President is Jewish
AdlY Mansour, Egypt's chief justice and head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, speaks at his swearing in ceremony as the nation's interim president in Cairo on July 4, a day after the army ousted Mohamed Morsi as head of state. Photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s website briefly posted an article claiming that the country’s current interim president is Jewish.
The article, which appeared Thursday on IkhwanOnline, has since been taken down, though a translation is still available online. It claimed that Adly Mansour, the judge named Egypt’s interim president following the removal of Mohamed Morsi from office by the military, is Jewish. Read more here.
The article claimed that Mansour is in cahoots with Israel and the United States as part of an elaborate conspiracy theory.
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