The head of the Hebrew Studies Department at Tanta University, Egypt, Muhammad Galaa Idris claimed that the Pope is either Jewish or has been ?Judaized? in an interview with Al-Rahma TV earlier this year according to newly released footage from MEMRI, the Middle East Media?Research?Institute.
?The current pope Benedict IV or VII or whatever is even more Zionist then Herzl,? he claimed during the interview. ?I follow his statements, and I?ve already said, that if that man is not a Jew then he has been Judaized,? he concluded outrageously.
Asked by the host to provide examples of the pope?s Zionism, he said that ?he recognized what?the?Nazis did to?the?Jews, the Jewish Holocaust,? and that, ?all his statements are hostile to the Arabs and the Muslims.?