In an April 18, 2022 show on Ten TV (Egypt), Egyptian TV host Nashat Al-Dihi reacted to the same-day Quran burning in Sweden by anti-Islam activists. Calling for "practical action on the ground," he said that such Quran burnings should not be tolerated, and that Westerners are racist liars.
Nashat Al-Dihi: "I address the stupid people. I hereby address the idiots, who lack understanding, and believe that there is freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of belief [in the West]. I say to those idiots: You are idiots. You should admit that you are idiots, because you believed those hypocrites. That's all there is to it.
"I am not interested in addressing the West and telling them that they are hypocrites. They know they are hypocrites. We have all seen on live TV how their racism emerged from their hearts when it came to the issue of Ukraine. They said that the [Ukrainians] are not from the Middle East, but are white Europeans, with green or blue eyes.
"[They said:] 'We cannot just leave them like that.' But this does not apply to the Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, Yemenis, Libyans, Sudanese, and all the others. The [Westerners] are racist. Don't believe that they care about human rights. Don't believe that they care about freedom of thought and speech. Racism nests within them.
"In the two world wars, they killed millions of their own people. Why would we agree to have them come here and give us private lessons in human rights? I will never believe them again, and neither should you. They are all liars, liars, liars.
"Someone who does not know how to defend his beliefs is better off dead. Let me repeat this. If I cannot defend what I think is right when it comes to my nation, my religion, my land, and my honor - what is the point of living?
"What happened today in Sweden must not be tolerated. There should be a call up with practical action on the ground, in order to deter those countries."