Dr. Essam al-Erian causes controversy by saying Jews who have immigrated to Israel must refuse to live under an oppressive and racist regime and return to their homeland Egypt, where their property will be returned.
Dr. Essam al-Erian, deputy chief of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, called on Thursday for Egyptian Jews who immigrated to Israel to return home.
"I call on the Egyptian Jews to return to their homeland," he said in an interview with Egyptian network Dream TV. "They must refuse to continue living under an oppressive and racist regime that stains them with crimes against humanity."
In the interview, al-Erian: "Why did Gamal Abdel Nasser have to expel them from Egypt? They consequently participated in occupying Arab lands." He added that Egypt has no right to prevent the return of any Egyptian, and that the Jews could have their property back. This way, he said, "they will make room for the Palestinians, since the Palestinians' right of return is indisputable and no one can cancel it.