In an extremely rare occurrence, an Egyptian film director went on Egyptian TV and railed against the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the radical Islamic group may soon make Egyptians “miss the days of Hitler,” the group MEMRI reports. The Muslim Brotherhood has firmly implanted itself into power in the country, getting its presidential candidate elected and securing many seats in parliament.
The director, Khaled Youssef, made the explosive statements on Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV in Egypt on Monday.
“Do you think that a day will come when you will miss the days of Mubarak?” the host asked.
“That won’t happen, but if we let (the Muslim Brotherhood), do whatever they want, we will eventually miss the days of Hitler,” Youssef replied. “I have faith, however, in the will of the Egyptian people, who will not let them do whatever they want to us.”
Youssef’s remarks clearly caught the show host off guard and he immediately tried to get him to walk back his critical comments.
“Are you comparing the Muslim Brotherhood to the Nazis?”the host added, scrunching his face in disbelief.
“I didn’t say the Nazis, I said Hitler. I said that we will miss the days of… If they ever feel that the people has no will of its own they will do things to us that are worse than what Hitler did,” Youssef said.
“I am responsible for what I am saying,” he added.
The host then pointed out that the revolution against the Mubarak regime resulted in the “smallest number of casualties of all the Arab revolutions.” He then asked Youssef what a revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood would look like.
“A revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood would lead to bloodshed. When defeated, they know nothing but blood,” he replied.
Watch the video via MEMRI TV here: