Following Chairman’s Antisemitic Speech, UK Government Confirms It Does Not Support British University in Egypt
The UK government has confirmed to the Campaign Against Antisemitism — a local Jewish watchdog group — that it does not give assistance to the British University in Egypt (BUE), after the chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees was caught endorsing the antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Mohamed Farid Fouad Khamis told a conference in Cairo earlier this year, “The Protocols of Zion: one hundred of the most important Zionist leaders of the world assembled, got together, so that they agree on how to control the world. This event is definitely true and documented. …So they discussed: how can we control the world? And it is written: ‘We will control the world with the media, then with money.’”
“The protocols talk in a very clear way on how to carry out control of the media and whoever consumes it,” Khamis added, saying anyone who read the text would “discover a very strange thing,”
“He will understand the meaning of the ‘Arab Spring’ or the ‘Arab Autumn,'” Khamis continued. “He will understand [former US Secretary of State] Condoleezza Rice when she described ‘creative [destruction and] chaos [in the Middle East].’”
In a statement, the CAA stated that it had contacted the British government to clarify its position on Khamis’ comments. Alistair Burt, the minister of state for international development, replied that the government does not support the British University in Egypt.
“I share your commitment to tackle antisemitism in all its forms, including in the perpetuation of the slanders within The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” Burt wrote in a letter. “I note your concerns about BUE very carefully. Thank you.”
The CAA concluded, “The only association with Britain that the BUE now has is its name.”