Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi spent the weekend devoutly praying as his Imam preached, "Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters."
Imagine the outcry if any western leader had attended a religious service and was seen praying in accession while a cleric asked God to destroy the Muslims.
There would be a maelstrom of calls for his resignation, for apologies and for him to renounce the service and the cleric. But in Egypt, like the rest of the Muslim Middle East, it's just another day at the office.
Professor Salim Mansur argued recently before a Parliamentary Commission in Ottawa that Canada should halt Muslim immigration as the values brought in by Muslim immigrants threaten western liberal democratic values.
I have opposed immigration curbs on the basis of religion, but instances like these are indications that we should be extremely judicious on allowing in immigrants from countries like Egypt and Pakistan where such bigotry and barbarity are the norm.