CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi chided the U.S. and Israel yesterday after the nation’s constituent assembly approved his draft constitution, consolidating his power. The move placed Egypt closer to sharia law and put the nation’s Christian minority under new scrutiny by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Morsi issued a defiant statement to the West:
“All you need is me. In the future, when all’s well, certain people I know will be the first of the gang to die. You have killed me? No. I have forgiven Jesus. Now my heart is full. Hold on to your friends. The more you ignore me, the closer I get.”
A spokesman for Morsi taunted the U.S. further: “Your girlfriend, Israel, will be in a coma. I know, I know! It’s serious!”