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October 16, 2012 1

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Expresses Anti-Semitism In Weekly Message

The Mus­lim Brotherhood’s supreme leader has come under inter­na­tional con­dem­na­tion for his lat­est vit­ri­olic mes­sages of anti-Semitism and intense hatred of Israel in the group’s weekly newslet­ter to its mem­bers and the broader Egypt­ian public.Badie's column

In his weekly col­umn, Mohammed Badie, the supreme author­ity of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, accused Israel and Jews of “shed­ding the blood of the peo­ple, tram­pling sanc­tu­ar­ies and holy places” and des­e­crat­ing Mus­lim, Chris­t­ian and Jew­ish holy places in the hotly con­tested city.

Badie called for the Islamic com­mu­nity to rise up against the “Zion­ists” and to com­mit to jihad to recover Jerusalem and lib­er­ate all of Pales­tine. “The time has come,” Badie said, “for the Islamic ummah to band together for Jerusalem and Pales­tine since it has been dom­i­nated by the Jews…” He added that Israel can only be defeated through “holy jihad and high sac­ri­fices and all forms of resis­tance,” terms that have his­tor­i­cally been used to advo­cate ter­ror­ism, includ­ing sui­cide bombings.

In a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Morsi, the Anti-Defamation League urged the Pres­i­dent, a long-time senior offi­cial of the Broth­er­hood, to reject Badie’s anti-Semitism, incite­ment and calls for vio­lence against Jews and Israel. ADL has doc­u­mented the Mus­lim Brotherhood’s con­tin­u­ing hatred of Jews and Israel since the down­fall of the Mubarak regime.

While the Mus­lim Brotherhood’s offi­cial media spokesper­son denied Badie made the com­ments, the col­umn is still avail­able on the Brotherhood’s offi­cial website.

Badie has a long record of state­ments call­ing for bel­liger­ent actions against Israel. In his hol­i­day greet­ings mark­ing the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in July 2012, for exam­ple, Badie wrote that the cen­tral goal of “Mus­lim lead­ers was the recov­ery of the Al Aqsa mosque and its lib­er­a­tion from Zion­ist filth…” Badie also urged the world’s Mus­lims, Chris­tians and Jews to “stand up against the crimes of the Zion­ist gangs in the raped lands,” and the only solu­tion is for Islamic rule to be imposed “through­out all of beloved Palestine.”

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October 16, 2012 Off

Farrakhan Blasts Obama And Romney In Address in Charlotte

On Octo­ber 14, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan deliv­ered the keynote address at 2012 Holy Day of Atone­ment event in Char­lotte, North Car­olina. In addi­tion to harshly crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, Gov­er­nor Mitt Rom­ney and both polit­i­cal par­ties, Far­rakhan advanced the­o­ries of undue Israel influ­ence in the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal system.

Far­rakhan blasted both can­di­dates for what he char­ac­ter­ized as answer­ing to Israeli inter­ests over those of America:

“Mr. Rom­ney, he already went to Israel and bowed down. He went to Israel and wore out his knees, got a patch on his knees. He told Israel and his dear friend Netanyahu: We’re not going to let Iran get a nuclear bomb… Obama, he almost wore out his knees too. I mean he may not have a patch on his knee, but he was down there long enough to rub a lit­tle some­thing in that knee. He told Israel, AIPAC, he told them, even though we’re in an eco­nomic down­town, don’t you worry because the money we’ve been giv­ing to you, we’re going to give it to you again and add some more to it. If that ain’t deep knee bend­ing, now I’m not mak­ing stuff up! We’re in bad shape brother!”

As Far­rakhan often does, he also ques­tioned the claim that he laces his ser­mons with anti-Semitic imagery and alle­ga­tions of Jew­ish con­spir­a­cies. He describes how in 1984 when Rev. Jesse Jack­son ran for the Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent, Far­rakhan stood up to the Jew­ish com­mu­nity who “were try­ing to side­track and destroy his bid for the pres­i­dency of the United States.”

He later paused for a stand­ing ova­tion from his audi­ence before adding, “So you have financiers like the oil tycoon Koch broth­ers, casino owner Shel­don Adel­son who have invested tens or hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars to buy elec­tions and buy the per­son who gets elected.”

Far­rakhan also crit­i­cized the Repub­li­can Party for what he views as its “overtly hate­ful and racist nature.” He asks his audi­ence “What is it that has blinded Repub­li­cans? It is race, the image of the Black man ris­ing!” He also vows to fight the “schemes or machi­na­tions of our for­mer slave mas­ters” that are part of “a racist sys­tem that wants to keep Amer­ica white.” He claims Rom­ney has no plat­form and is just a “cheer­leader” whose plat­form is “Sis boom bah, rah rah rah! Come on white team! Let’s get that negro out of office!”

This year’s annual “Holy Day of Atone­ment” event, which com­mem­o­rates the 17th anniver­sary of the NOI’s Mil­lion Man March (MMM) in Wash­ing­ton, DC, was attended by approx­i­mately 6,000 people.

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October 10, 2012 1

ADL Releases New Report on Anti-Semitism Featured on Iran’s English-Language Press TV

While Iran­ian Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ahmadine­jad may no longer be in New York, his hate­ful mes­sages con­tinue to be spread in the U.S. and around the world through Iran’s offi­cial English-language pro­pa­ganda net­work, Press TV.

ADL has released a new report titled Iran’s Press TV: Broad­cast­ing Anti-Semitism to the Eng­lish Speak­ing World which ana­lyzes the net­work as “one of the world’s lead­ing dis­pensers of con­spir­a­to­r­ial anti-Semitism in Eng­lish” and exposes the Amer­i­can anti-Semites, con­spir­acy the­o­rists and Holo­caust deniers who are mis­lead­ingly pre­sented on Press TV’s pro­gram­ming as seri­ous and cred­i­ble experts.

Among those who have appeared on Press TV are Amer­i­can anti-Semite and racist David Duke; Imam Abdul Alim Musa, head of the Masjid Al Islam Mosque in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., who is affil­i­ated with the anti-Semitic Sabiqun move­ment; Mark Glenn, a vir­u­lently anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­rist; and Gor­don Duff, Senior Edi­tor of the conspiracy-oriented web­site Vet­er­ans Today that alleges, for exam­ple, that Israelis and Jew­ish mem­bers of the Bush admin­is­tra­tion car­ried out the 9/11 attacks as a “false flag” oper­a­tion to pro­voke war.

The report also high­lights some of the hate­ful con­tent fea­tured on Press TV so far in 2012 includ­ing bogus alle­ga­tions of Zion­ist con­trol over world events, “Israeli Lobby” con­trol of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, exces­sive Jewish/Zionist influ­ence as a result of dis­pro­por­tion­ate wealth, and Jews and Israel secretly being behind a num­ber of “false flag” operations.

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