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March 3, 2015 0

After ISIS Destroy Artifacts In Mosul, Iraqi Official Blames Israel

Dur­ing a Mon­day TV appear­ance on the pan-Arab satel­lite TV sta­tion AlMayadeen, Iraqi Deputy Min­is­ter of Tourism and Antiq­ui­ties, Qais Hus­sein, claimed that ISIS’s destruc­tion of ancient arti­facts in the Iraqi city of Mosul is an Israeli con­spir­acy against the his­tory of Iraq.

Qais Hussein

Qais Hus­sein

Accord­ing to AlMayadeen, the Iraqi offi­cial “accused Israel of being behind the destruc­tion and the loot­ing of archae­o­log­i­cal sites in Mosul, includ­ing the City Museum.” Hus­sein said, “Israel bares the pri­mary respon­si­bil­ity in the van­dal­ism of the archae­o­log­i­cal sites.” He also claimed that the Iraqi gov­ern­ment has evi­dence that antiques have been sold out and trans­ferred from Iraq to Israel, stress­ing that Israel “is con­sid­ered, today, a place to assem­ble the Iraqi antiq­ui­ties, where some are kept while oth­ers are exported over­seas to be sold at auctions.”

Accord­ing to Hus­sein, Israel is behind these acts of destruc­tion because of “the Torah and Jew­ish mythology.”

A num­ber of Iraqi pub­lic fig­ures have made sim­i­lar absurd claims in the past few days regard­ing an alleged Israeli role in the destruc­tion of Iraqi ancient arti­facts on the hands of ISIS.

ADL has pre­vi­ously doc­u­mented sev­eral con­spir­acy the­o­ries, con­nect­ing ISIS to Jews and Zionists

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February 26, 2015 4

Mein Kampf Back on German Bookshelves – The Right Way

For the first time since the end of World War II, Hitler’s man­i­festo, Mein Kampf, will be avail­able for sale in Ger­many. The 2,000-page edi­tion includes exten­sive foot­notes and his­toric anno­ta­tions deemed crit­i­cal by the Ger­man Gov­ern­ment to the book being viewed in its appro­pri­ate context.adolf-hitler-mein-kampf-book

In a Jan­u­ary 2014 Op-Ed in the New York Daily News, Anti-Defamation League National Direc­tor, Abra­ham H. Fox­man pre­sciently said,” As an impor­tant his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment, “Mein Kampf” must remain avail­able to the pub­lic — but not with­out the essen­tial sup­ple­men­tary texts; the intro­duc­tions and adden­dums that put Hitler’s writ­ings into con­text and explain their rel­e­vance today.”

The Ger­man Government’s hand was forced on the issue when data came out that Mein Kampf was the top down­loaded polit­i­cal sci­ence book on Ama­zon in 2013.  It has been read­ily avail­able on many ser­vices out­side Ger­many, where access by Ger­man cit­i­zens can­not be pre­vented. Addi­tion­ally, the copy­right on Mein Kampf expires this Decem­ber which would make it freely avail­able all across the Internet.

Major online book retail­ers such as Ama­zon and Barnes & Noble have worked with ADL over the years to place edi­to­r­ial reviews on Mein Kampf and other anti-Semitic works such as The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion and The Inter­na­tional Jew to ensure that cus­tomers fully under­stand the authors’ back­ground, intent, con­text and any issues sur­round­ing the pub­li­ca­tions.  Rec­og­niz­ing that Mein Kampf will be read­ily avail­able in Ger­many and can be an impor­tant edu­ca­tional tool, it is appro­pri­ate to acknowl­edge and sup­port the Ger­man Government’s insis­tence upon pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary context.

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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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