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June 15, 2012

Jews Control Black Politicians Says Deric Muhammad

Image From The Final Call Article

The Nation of Islam’s newspaper, The Final Call, promotes the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews control all levels of American government, including the President himself.

The article, titled “The Secret Relationship Between Black Politicians and Jews,” is written by contributor Deric Muhammad, who is described as “a Houston-based activist in the Ministry of Justice.”

Muhammad claims that Obama “had to pledge allegiance to Israel’s flag before he could pledge allegiance to America’s as her president. He was following the course of the vast majority of Black politicians who fear the Jewish lobby more than they fear the Black vote.” He later describes being “sickened” by the way black politicians “kowtow at the mere mention of AIPAC and the Jewish lobby.”

Muhammad also minimizes Jewish involvement in the civil rights struggle and paints it as part of a larger disingenuous Jewish plan to gain control over black politicians. “Jewish people bankrolled the Civil Rights Organizations that marched to uproot the Jim Crow laws that Jews put in place so that we could secure to [sic] right to vote for Black politicians that would eventually end up under Jewish control. You have got to be kidding me.”

The article also perpetuates myths about the relationship between Jews, money, and undue political influence, claiming “…the Jewish community can always use the might of their unified dollars to bully our elected officials into becoming cheerleaders for ‘all things Jewish.’”

On June 13, The Final Call tweeted another article by Muhammad published in January that promotes similar stereotypes about Jewish control over African-Americans, specifically musicians. In the article, Muhammad asserts there have been “decades of draconian record contracts, usury and the general slave/slavemaster relationship between Black entertainers and entertainment executives who happen to be Jewish.”

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June 15, 2012

Anti-Israel Billboard Campaign Hits Los Angeles

A Billboard Displayed in Los Angeles

Update: As of June 24th, CBS Outdoor advertising took down the 23 anti-Israel billboards because the Coalition to Stop 30 Billion to Israel used the ‘CBS Outdoor’ name in their publications without permission. Nonetheless, the group said, “we hope to continue our L.A. campaign, but regardless we will be looking at other cities to continue this important work in the future.”

In a continued effort to marginalize Israel through advertisements, a new billboard campaign was launched in Los Angeles this week by the anti-Israel organization “Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel.”

According to a press release issued by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, there will be 23 billboards displayed in the Los Angeles area that read, “Tell Congress: Spend Our Money at Home, Not on the Israeli Military.”

The US Campaign’s press release asserts that the “Israel lobby” might try to put an end to the campaign, but that supporters of the billboards’ message “cannot allow them to stifle dialogue.”

U.S. aid to Israel is critical for Israel, but it is critical for the U.S. as well. Israel is required to spend most of the aid on American-made products and military equipment, which benefits the American economy. In addition, the U.S. government rightly considers providing a key ally in the region with aid to be in its own best interests.

The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel was first created in 2009 in New Mexico. The group has been responsible for anti-Israel billboards and ads in Albuquerque, Seattle and, most recently, Denver.

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June 14, 2012

Iranian TV Exposes The “Hollywood Jew”

Screenshot from IRINN’s “Apocalypse Now”

The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), Iran’s state-run news channel, aired a program on June 13 repeating classic conspiracies about Jewish control of the film industry.

According to the Anti-Defamation League’s translation, the program – which aired between news segments – claimed that Hollywood uses “the theories of Secularism and the ideals of the Crusaders and Zionists to deceive the whole world, and the biggest deceit is to facilitate the ‘Zionification’ of the world.”

The narrator of the program, titled “Apocalypse Now,” claimed that a Jewish-Zionist conspiracy has taken root in Hollywood, namely, a conspiracy by Jewish filmmakers to “create a Zionist society out of the audience.”

This sinister plan, according to the program, was made possible by European Jewish immigrants who were the pioneers and architects of Hollywood. Films produced by Jewish studio heads cunningly insert the cultural ideals of Zionism into their productions, which they then “fed to the American masses.”

To advance its conspiratorial anti-Semitic narrative of Jewish control over the film industry, the program focused on the Jewish ancestry and origins of a series of studio founders, described as “Hollywood moguls.”

The program ended with an accusation that these “Hollywood Jews,” including the families of studio founders and well-known Jewish movie stars, have purposely changed their names from Jewish to “Christian” ones in order to conceal their unsavory links and the promotion of Zionist values and ideas in their films.

Iran’s state-run media has long acted as the clerical regime’s mouthpiece to disseminate anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Western sentiments.

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