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October 8, 2014

Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail Now Hacking For ISIS

The Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail hacker group, which targeted Jew­ish web­sites in the United States in support of Hamas during Operation Protective Edge, has claimed credit for hacking into the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s website on Monday.moroccan-union -islamic-electronic-mail-google

Visitors to the academy website were redirected to a site that featured an image of an apparent cemetery for American soldiers with a message that reads: “Iraq is the graveyard of America. Welcome to the death that awaits you at the hand of the Mujahedeen in Iraq.” The site also includes an audio clip of an Islamic Jihadist song that glorified Islamic conquests.

In August, the Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail’s Facebook page included statements threatening the U.S .with cyber-attacks in response to the American military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The statement read:

After focusing on Israeli targets during the aggression on Gaza, the Moroccan Islamic Union-mail declares targeting important websites in America in support of the Iraqi people and in response to the American airstrikes.

The Facebook page, which has since been removed, featured various comments and images expressing solidarity with ISIS and condemning military intervention in Iraq.

The group uses various online platforms to claim responsibility for its hacks and to promote its views, including an Arabic-language blog, a YouTube channel and various Facebook pages that claim to be affiliated.

ADL first exposed the group’s hacking efforts in July after several Jewish institutional websites were hacked by the group.

The group has also claimed responsibility for hacking the website of the Nepalese embassy in the U.S. Its claim of responsibility read: “The Moroccan Islamic Union-mail hacks the embassy of Nepal in America and pulls several data. We will attack the interests of America worldwide, with God’s willing, to respond to the American air strikes against the Iraqi people.”

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January 28, 2014

Al Jazeera Poll Goes “The Opposite Direction” On The Holocaust

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A screenshot of the poll on Al Jazeera’s website

Update – January 31, 2014: According to the results provided on Al Jazeera’s website, 95.4% of those participating in the poll agreed that Bashar Al-Assad crimes in Syria are worse than Hitler’s crimes. 46,641 participants voted.

The pan-Arab satellite television network Al Jazeera is conducting a poll asking its viewers to vote on whether they believe Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s “crimes” are worse than Hitler’s “Nazi crimes.”

The poll, posted on Al Jazeera’s website on January 24, runs through January 30, when the results will be broadcast on one of Al Jazeera’s most popular live shows, El-Itidjah el-Mouakass [The Opposite Direction]. The show often features debates between guests about topics raised in its polls.

While the ongoing conflict in Syria has been one of the most heated issues discussed on the show in recent months, Al Jazeera’s poll question reflects the degree to which the Holocaust is misunderstood and misrepresented in the Arab world.

The premise of the poll is inappropriate because it compares the death of more than six million Jews who were not part of any armed conflict and were annihilated for no reason other than their faith and culture to the humanitarian crisis and violence in Syria.

The show’s host, Dr. Faisal Al-Qassem, posted a link to the poll on his personal Facebook page to encourage his more than three million followers to participate in the poll.

Ironically, most of the comments on Al-Qassem’s Facebook page express outrage against the premise, but for all the wrong reasons. “Unlike Bashar, Hitler killed the Jews and not his own people,” one comment reads, suggesting that Hitler’s crimes are somehow more justified.

Similarly, other comments state that there is no way to compare the two at all because, unlike Bashar, “Hitler was defending his people.”

These comments and others demonstrate how the lessons of the Holocaust are woefully misunderstood, or worse, are grotesquely distorted in the Arab World. The poll question adds to this problem and to the trivialization of the Holocaust, which continues to go unexamined in mainstream Arab media.

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December 17, 2013

Qatari Book Fair Highlighting UK Partnership Marred By Anti-Semitism

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British and Qatari officials tour book fair

The Doha International Book Fair, held in Qatar on December 4-14 and billed as part of “Qatar-UK 2013” – a year of “events to celebrate and develop the partnership between Qatar and the United Kingdom” – featured many anti-Semitic books from several different publishers and available from multiple book sellers. 

A statement from the Qatari Minister of Culture on the fair’s website noted that the UK was selected as the “guest of honor.” The fair’s website also included a photo of the British Minister of Culture with his Qatari counterpart visiting the event.

The anti-Semitic Arabic-language books were available at the fair, according to the website, which included a floor index of where visitors could physically purchase the book.

For example, several publishers from Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon offered different versions of the noto­ri­ous anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and sold them at various prices. Another anti-Semitic book titled, The Secrets of the Talmud, Exposing the Jewish Plot to Control the World, was sold for 75.00 Qatari Rials (about 20 US$).

Books promoting Hitler, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories were on display in various sections (e.g., The Facts About the Zionist-Nazi Secrete Relations).

According to Qatari media, the British Embassy in Doha and the British Cultural Council helped organize British participation in the fair. The UK helped organize “workshops for families, children and book enthusiasts,” according to the fair website.

The sale of anti-Semitic books is counter to the fair’s mission, as stated on its website, of “raising the cultural and intellectual level of the society.” It also undermines the larger aim of “Qatar-UK 2013,” which seeks to “increase engagement between the people of both countries in the spirit of innovation, openness and learning.”

Just last month, the Shar­jah Inter­na­tional Book Fair (SIBF) in the United Arab Emi­rates, which report­edly attracted 1 mil­lion vis­i­tors from across the region, fea­tured sev­eral infa­mous anti-Semitic books as well.

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