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February 9, 2015 10

Nation Of Islam Turns Up Anti-Semitism Prior To Saviours’ Day

In the lead-up to the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) annual Sav­iours’ Day planned for Feb­ru­ary 22, the NOI has increased the amount of anti-Semitic con­tent on the web­site of its “Research Group” and its asso­ci­ated social media accounts.

NOIRG homepage as of Feb. 2, 2015

NOIRG home­page as of Feb. 2, 2015

Under the guise of sup­pos­edly pub­lish­ing “his­tor­i­cal research,” the NOI Research Group’s (NOIRG) home­page cur­rently fea­tures 13 head­lines, 9 of which deal with Judaism. Below are some examples:

  • A Feb­ru­ary 2 arti­cle titled “Kanye West Meets Jew­ish Power” invokes anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about Jew­ish con­trol of a num­ber of indus­tries. Dis­cussing Jews as if they act together as one group to keep down the African-American com­mu­nity, Tingba Muham­mad writes, “For Jews, our con­tin­ued sub­jec­tion and depen­dency are just good busi­ness.” Regard­ing 2013 com­ments by Kanye West that Pres­i­dent Obama was not deliv­er­ing because “Black peo­ple don’t have the same level of con­nec­tions as Jew­ish peo­ple,” Tingba Muham­mad claims that var­i­ous groups denounced West’s com­ments not because of the con­tent of what West said, but rather because of West’s busi­ness acu­men, which sup­pos­edly rep­re­sented a threat to “Jew­ish dom­i­nance in the fields of busi­ness trade, com­merce, and finance.” Tingba Muham­mad also appeals to myths of Jew­ish finan­cial con­trol of the Black com­mu­nity in writ­ing that indi­vid­u­als like West are tar­geted because they rep­re­sent “the dead-end path Jew­ish financiers of negro lead­er­ship have demanded that we go down.”
  •  In a Jan­u­ary 28 piece titled “The Holo­caust, His­tory, and Hate,” Asha­hed Muham­mad reflects on a trip to the U.S. Holo­caust Memo­r­ial Museum in Wash­ing­ton, DC, which he describes as “indoc­tri­na­tion at its finest, but what do you expect?” Muham­mad asks, “How could a group expe­ri­ence such ter­ri­ble suf­fer­ing, yet, in an iron­i­cally tragic role rever­sal, shock­ingly par­tic­i­pate in inflict­ing the same type of suf­fer­ing upon oth­ers?” Asha­hed Muham­mad likens the Nazis’ sys­tem­atic mur­der of 6 mil­lion Jews to Israeli poli­cies in the West Bank and Gaza as well as what he describes as “the doc­u­mented involve­ment of Jew­ish peo­ple in devel­op­ing the archi­tec­ture of White Supremacy and Jim Crow.”
  •  A Decem­ber 22, 2014, arti­cle, “Back-Peddling Back to God: Lessons from Jew­ish his­tory,” starts out claim­ing the Jew­ish com­mu­nity pro­vides a pos­i­tive exam­ple for the Black com­mu­nity but then descends into the NOI’s typ­i­cal anti-Semitic the­o­ries about sup­posed Jew­ish con­trol over Blacks. The arti­cle asks, “Who con­trols the bank­ing, the com­merce and trade—the eco­nomic and finan­cial aspects—of our Black com­mu­ni­ties?” It likens Jews return­ing to the syn­a­gogue to “hon­ey­bees return[ing] to the hive, to share this intel­lec­tual and finan­cial nec­tar and to strate­gize about how to MANAGE and CONTROL the ter­ri­tory and its dynamics.”

In pre­vi­ous years, the NOI has also ded­i­cated its online resources to attack­ing Jews as a pre­lude to the anti-Semitic Sav­iours’ Day keynote address by Louis Far­rakhan.

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February 6, 2015 7

Egyptian Minister Repeats Claim That Jews Created ISIS

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An edi­to­r­ial car­toon fea­tured in the Egypt­ian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm on Feb­ru­ary 5, 2015, depicts the Jew­ish meno­rah as part of the Ara­bic word for ISIS (Daish).

Dur­ing a press con­fess in Cairo wel­com­ing the Mufti of Lebanon on Feb­ru­ary 5, the Egypt­ian Min­is­ter of Islamic Endow­ment, Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, repeated the con­spir­a­to­r­ial claim that ISIS not only serves Israeli inter­ests, but that its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, was raised by Jews and Israelis.

When asked about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s bar­baric exe­cu­tion of Jor­dan­ian pilot Muaz Kasas­beh, Gomaa said, “There were state­ments made by Israel that ISIS is pro­tec­tion for Israeli national secu­rity because it is the sword that will cut and tear apart the region’s states. Fur­ther­more, reports that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was raised by Jews and Israelis con­firm the size of the con­spir­acy against the region [Islam].”

ADL has pre­vi­ously doc­u­mented the growth of this con­spir­acy, sug­gest­ing that ISIS was cre­ated by the Jews and Zion­ists to tear Islam apart.

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January 29, 2015 2

ISIS Establishes A Cyber-Alliance With Anti-Israel Hackers

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“Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” claim of responsibility.

Sev­eral pro-ISIS Twit­ter accounts that pro­mote the ter­ror­ist group’s pro­pa­ganda are col­lab­o­rat­ing with estab­lished anti-Israel hack­ers in an effort to increase cyber-attacks on behalf of ISIS.

On Jan­u­ary 13, the Alazm Cen­ter Twit­ter account, which has over 5,000 fol­low­ers, called on hack­ers to con­tact them. Since then, a group of anti-Israel hack­ers call­ing them­selves “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” has claimed respon­si­bil­ity for sev­eral attacks against Israeli web­sites on behalf of ISIS.

The group claims to have hacked the web­site of a secu­rity con­trac­tor in Israel, a tour orga­nizer and few other Israeli busi­nesses by redi­rect­ing vis­i­tors to web­sites fea­tur­ing the name and flag of ISIS along with the sig­na­ture of “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad.”

“Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” claimed respon­si­bil­ity for these attacks in a state­ment on JustPaste.it, a file shar­ing site ISIS has been using to pub­lish its state­ments anony­mously. The state­ment said, “Thanks to God, below is today’s sum­mary of hack­ing web­sites which is part of a cam­paign against Zion­ist web­sites” and included a list of indi­vid­ual hack­ers affil­i­ated with “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad.”

Videos of the hacks were also made avail­able on Aljyyosh (“the armies” in Ara­bic), an online forum for Arab hack­ers that have claimed respon­si­bil­ity for steal­ing per­sonal infor­ma­tion belong­ing to Amer­i­can Jews and Israelis. The videos show the hacked web­sites defaced with ISIS flags and the logo of the “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” along with a song that begins with, “Report our greet­ings to Abu Bakir [ISIS’ leader].”

Sev­eral of the names listed in that state­ment have pre­vi­ously taken part in other cyber-attacks against Israeli web­sites on behalf of groups in North Africa such as Al Falaga, a Tunisian hacker group that par­tic­i­pated in a large-scale cyber-attack on Israel on Holo­caust Remem­brance Day in 2013.

Another ISIS Twit­ter account, Mo7_AbuAzzamNM, which has over 1,000 fol­low­ers and iden­ti­fies itself as the “Hacker of the Caliphate State,” posted other state­ments prais­ing the hack­ing of “Zion­ist web­sites” and shar­ing links to the state­ment by “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad.” On Jan­u­ary 16, Mo7_AbuAzzamNM Tweeted “Amer­ica has drones, but we have cyber expe­ri­ence. Oh mule of the Jews [Obama], the com­ing days will show you.”

Prior to their appar­ent col­lab­o­ra­tion with ISIS, “Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” posted a video on YouTube on Novem­ber 29, 2014, declar­ing its alle­giance to the Islamic State. The video showed a masked man read­ing a mes­sage in Ara­bic say­ing, “We the Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad declare our sup­port for the Islamic State in Iraq and Lev­an­tine with all our force and capa­bil­i­ties.” It is pos­si­ble that the video attracted the atten­tion of ISIS, and led to the more recent col­lec­tive efforts.

Alazm Center's Twitter Logo

Alazm Center’s Twit­ter Logo

“Ter­ror­ists Team for Elec­tronic Jihad” also oper­ates a Face­book page and a Twit­ter account that have included mes­sages in sup­port of ISIS. “May allah bless the #ISIS,” read one post on Octo­ber 8.

Another promi­nent hacker group that has tar­geted Jew­ish, Israeli and Amer­i­can web­sites called AnonG­host is also show­ing increas­ing inter­est in ISIS. A Twit­ter account of Mau­ri­ta­nia Attacker, the pre­sumed leader of AnonG­host posted sev­eral com­ments in the past few days related to cyber-attacks in the name of ISIS and shared a video claim­ing to show ISIS how to avoid being mon­i­tored by the CIA.

Cyber-attacks on behalf of ISIS have increased over the past sev­eral months. In addi­tion to the hack­ing of Twit­ter and YouTube accounts affil­i­ated with U.S. Cen­tral Com­mand, Jew­ish insti­tu­tions, uni­ver­si­ties and other web­sites and been tar­geted as well.

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