Egyptian President Morsi - Moderate Islamist

No doubt the Obama administration will claim that Morsi is a different man than when he said this in 2010:

Footage of Mohammed Morsi, now President of Egypt, has emerged showing his inflammatory and hateful comments against the State of Israel.

The clips, hosted and translated by MEMRI, show Mohammed Morsi in 2010 giving a speech to camera on negotiations with Israel. Morsi claims any negotiations are, "futile and a waste of time and opportunities"

He states, "No reasonable person can expect any progress on this track. Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war. This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know - these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs."

Morsi, lauded for his role in brokering a peace between Hamas and Israel last year also states that there is categorically no place for Israel in the region and that the country should not exist. He says, "There is no place for them on the land of Palestine. What they took before 1947-8 constitutes plundering, and what they are doing now is a continuation of this plundering. By no means do we recognize their Green Line. The land of Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, not to the Zionists."

While commentators have previously warned about Muslim Brotherhood leadership of Egypt, especially with regard to Israel's place in the region, Morsi's actions at the end of 2012 were greatly praised by Barack Obama for bringing the Israel-Hamas conflict to an end.

What's the difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and the even more extreme salifis? Perhaps the "moderate" Islamists will permit women to show a little ankle; maybe they will allow "near beer" at tourist spots; it could be that they want to kill the Jews a little more slowly than the Salifis.

They both believe that Jews descend from apes and pigs and that they should be extrerminated. In all the important things, there is no difference at all.