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Cairo, Egypt - Palestinian Leader Mistakes Morsi For Mubarak

Published on: February 6, 2013 11:41 AM
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In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, talks with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a photo opportunity following Abbas' arrival in Cairo, Egypt, for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, talks with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a photo opportunity following Abbas' arrival in Cairo, Egypt, for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

Cairo, Egypt - Awkward.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas mixed up the names of Egypt’s democratically elected president and his ousted authoritarian predecessor when he tried to thank his hosts at an Islamic summit in Cairo on Wednesday.

Abbas intended to thank Egypt for supporting the Palestinian cause. He began by saying “President Mohammed Hosni” then stopped short and corrected himself to say “Mohammed Morsi.” Morsi remained mostly stone faced during the gaffe except for a slight movement of the mouth that hinted at disapproval.

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Morsi frequently mentions that he is Egypt’s first freely elected leader after the 2011 uprising that ended nearly three decades of Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian rule.


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 Feb 06, 2013 at 11:45 AM Liepa Says:

The best thing to come out of this schwanczkop's mouth, EVER!

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 Feb 06, 2013 at 12:43 PM Reb Yid Says:

Like Ted Kennedy's "Osama/Obama" gaffe.

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 Feb 06, 2013 at 12:46 PM Mandel Says:

i am glad he didn't mistake with name"Netanyahu"...

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 Feb 06, 2013 at 12:49 PM Butterfly Says:

We always knew he was an idiot!!

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 Feb 06, 2013 at 03:07 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

" a rose by any other name " still stinks.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 10:54 AM Duvid18 Says:

Mahmoud is getting senile, the CIA should test his DNA for Alzheimers

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