The Muslim Brotherhood's official website claimed that one of the senior most media figures in the Arab world said the interim president of Egypt, Adly Mansour, is considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist and is therefore of Jewish descent.
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The website said Ahmed Mansour, an Egyptian television presenter and interviewer who hosts a live television talk show which airs on Al Jazeera, further claimed on his Facebook page that Adly Mansour, who was sworn in as interim president on Thursday following the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, wanted to move closer to Christianity, but the Coptic pope refused to baptize him.
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According to the Brotherhood's website, in his Facebook post Ahmed Mansour also mentioned that senior Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has refused to take part in the Shura Council as long as it denies the Holocaust. The Islamist-led Shura Council served as Egypt's legislative branch for the past few months.
Adly Mansour sworn in (Video: Reuters)
The Brotherhood's website claimed that Ahmed Mansour wrote: "This is a token gesture offered to the Jews by ElBaradei so that he can become President of the Republic in the fake elections that the military will guard and whose results they will falsify in their interests…All with the approval of America, Israel and the Arabs, of course.
"This is the glorious scene of the future of Egypt and the Arabs, who competed to recognize the coup, the coup whose drum the secularists are dancing to…even to the extent that one of them, who hates religion, Islam and the nation announced that he has been reborn…and that his date of birth is 30/6, that is, the day the army of defeats staged a coup against ballot box legitimacy."
However, Ahmed Mansour denied the quotes attributed to him by the Brotherhood's website and wrote in his Twitter account, which appears to be real, that "I do not have a Facebook account and everything that was published in my name through Facebook is false." The Muslim Brotherhood eventually removed the "report" from its website.
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