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April 24, 2015 0

Kevin Barrett Promotes New Book Claiming Israel Behind Paris Attacks

Kevin Bar­rett, anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­rist and fre­quent Press TV con­trib­u­tor, is on a speak­ing tour of the Mid­west from April 19–30 to pro­mote his new anti-Semitic and con­spir­a­to­r­ial book, We Are Not Char­lie Hebdo! Free Thinkers Ques­tion the French 9/11.

Cover of Barrett's new book

Cover of Barrett’s new book

Accord­ing to Bar­rett, his book tour includes stops at pub­lic libraries in Iowa, the Islamic Soci­ety of Greater Kansas City, the Islamic Foun­da­tion of Greater St. Louis, as well as stops in Peo­ria, Illi­nois and Mil­wau­kee and Madi­son, Wisconsin.

A photo posted on Face­book shows approx­i­mately 15 peo­ple in atten­dance for his talk in Fair­field, Iowa.

Barrett’s We Are Not Char­lie Hebdo! Free Thinkers Ques­tion the French 9/11 fea­tures essays by Bar­rett as well as from twenty-one oth­ers, most of which claim that the shoot­ings at the Char­lie Hebdo head­quar­ters and at a kosher mar­ket in Paris were a “false flag oper­a­tion” per­pe­trated by any num­ber of cul­prits includ­ing the Israeli gov­ern­ment, the United States gov­ern­ment, and/or the French government.

The major­ity of the inter­views and essays fea­tured in the anthol­ogy allege that Israel, with or with­out help from the United States, orches­trated the attacks. Bar­rett claims that these attacks were just one in a long his­tory of events – such as the 9/11 attacks and the 2001 anthrax poi­son­ings – per­pe­trated by Israel in order to “incite hatred of Mus­lims and sol­i­dar­ity with Israel.”

Such con­spir­acy the­o­ries are noth­ing new for Bar­rett, who recently appeared on Iran’s English-language pro­pa­ganda net­work, Press TV, where he claimed that Jews and/or Israel were behind the cre­ation of ISIS, the 2011 attacks in Nor­way that left 77 peo­ple dead, and the 9/11 ter­ror­ist attacks.

In his new book, Bar­rett invokes anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about sup­posed Jew­ish manip­u­la­tion of world events, claim­ing that the West does not com­pre­hend Israel’s duplic­ity because of “the extent of clan­des­tine Zion­ist power; and the fact that the Holo­caust story has become the most sacred nar­ra­tive of the West, despite the ques­tion­able fac­tual basis of some of its most impor­tant details.”

Photo posted on Facebook of Barrett speaking in Fairfield, Iowa

Photo posted on Face­book of Bar­rett speak­ing in Fair­field, Iowa

This theme is echoed by anti-Semitic colum­nist Paul Craig Roberts, who writes that Israel com­mit­ted the Paris attacks to nefar­i­ously influ­ence the French government’s poli­cies on the Mid­dle East. The attacks, he alleges, “served Israel’s destruc­tion of Pales­tini­ans and sti­fled ris­ing Euro­pean oppo­si­tion to Israel’s theft of the West Bank and mil­i­tary assaults on Gaza.”

9/11 con­spir­acy the­o­rist Bar­bara Honeg­ger posited other moti­va­tions for Israel to have com­mit­ted the Paris attacks. Honeg­ger writes, “Israel was a secret hand behind the attacks designed to fan the fear of vio­lent anti-Semitism toward the goal of mit­i­gat­ing its grow­ing demo­graphic cri­sis by increas­ing Jew­ish emi­gra­tion to Israel.”

Asha­hed Muham­mad, assis­tant Edi­tor of the Nation of Islam’s Final Call news­pa­per and author of The Syn­a­gogue of Satan, does not state explic­itly that Israel is to blame for the Char­lie Hebdo shoot­ing, but does main­tain that “in media, pol­i­tics, acad­e­mia, or social activism, the world is bul­lied into com­pul­sory obe­di­ence by the mus­cu­lar Israel first lobby,” rais­ing anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about sup­posed Jew­ish con­trol of a num­ber of sec­tors of society.

One notable excep­tion to the “false flag” nar­ra­tive pro­moted by Barrett’s book is an essay by Rabbi Michael Lerner. Lerner report­edly was “absolutely mis­led” by Bar­rett when Bar­rett asked the rabbi’s per­mis­sion to include his writ­ing in the book.

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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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January 15, 2015 0

Anti-Semitic Conspiracies Continue In Aftermath Of Paris Attacks

Con­spir­acy the­o­ries blam­ing Jews and Israel for the ter­ror attack at the Char­lie Hebdo office in Paris con­tinue to sur­face in the U.S. and abroad.

In addi­tion to pre­vi­ously reported exam­ples, recent instances of Amer­i­can anti-Semites exploit­ing the tragedy to pro­mote hatred for Jews include:

Brandon Martinez's on Press TV

Press TV’s report­ing on the attacks

  • Paul Craig Roberts, an anti-Semitic syn­di­cated colum­nist, wrote an arti­cle on his per­sonal web­site claim­ing that there are sus­pi­cions “that the French shoot­ings are a false flag oper­a­tion.” Roberts iden­ti­fied sev­eral rea­sons for this, includ­ing “to sti­fle the grow­ing Euro­pean sym­pa­thy for the Pales­tini­ans and to realign Europe with Israel.”
  • On Jan­u­ary 14, in an arti­cle in the Nation of Islam’s The Final Call, Assis­tant Edi­tor Asha­hed Muham­mad cited a piece by Kevin Bar­rett titled “Paris Char­lie Hebdo Attack: Another Zion­ist False Flag?” and Paul Craig Roberts to claim that events in France could have been a false flag operation.
  • On Press TV, Iran’s English-language satel­lite news net­work, in a Jan­u­ary 13 arti­cle titled “Ana­lyst won­ders whether Cahrlie [sic] Hebdo mas­sacre was staged,” Bran­don Mar­tinez blamed “Zion­ists” for a num­ber of the world’s evils. For exam­ple, Mar­tinez wrote that Al-Qaeda and ISIS are “all out­growths of the same poi­so­nous American-Zionist impe­r­ial tree.”
  • On Jan­u­ary 12, on Vet­er­ans Today, a U.S.-based web­site that presents anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries as news, Senior Edi­tor Gor­don Duff pub­lished an arti­cle titled “Did Netanyahu Give France Their 9/11?” In the arti­cle, he describes the attacks as a “comic opera of care­lessly staged false flag ter­ror­ism” car­ried out by “the Mossad and the crim­i­nal banks, part of the pro-Israeli ISIS organization.”

Inter­na­tion­ally, sim­i­lar con­spir­acy the­o­ries have been pub­lished in some media out­lets and been pro­moted by var­i­ous individuals:

Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek

Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek blam­ing Mossad for the attacks

  • Turkey: Accord­ing to a report from Anadolu News Agency cir­cu­lat­ing in the Turk­ish media, Ankara’s Mayor, Melih Gokcek accused Israel of being behind the Paris attacks. He made his state­ment dur­ing a con­fer­ence by the Jus­tice and Devel­op­ment Party (AK Party) on Jan­u­ary 13. He claimed Israel was annoyed with the lower house of the French Par­lia­ment for vot­ing for the recog­ni­tion of a Pales­tin­ian state and with France’s vote in favor of a United Nations Secu­rity Coun­cil (UNSC) res­o­lu­tion call­ing for the same recog­ni­tion. “Israel cer­tainly doesn’t want this sen­ti­ment to expand in Europe. That is why it is cer­tain that Mossad is behind these kinds of inci­dents. Mossad inflames Islam­o­pho­bia by caus­ing such inci­dents,” Gokcek said.
  • Egypt: A for­eign affairs ana­lyst at Al Wafd daily news­pa­per was cited in a report by the paper on Jan­u­ary 12 as stat­ing: “The Israeli Mossad is behind the ter­ror­ist attack against Char­lie Hebdo French news­pa­per.” He added, “The Mossad planned the oper­a­tion, and pro­vided the attack­ers with weapons, and most likely the plan­ning of the oper­a­tion was done in the same Jew­ish [gro­cery] store which the attack­ers went to later.”
  • Egypt: Mohammed Tew­fik, a jour­nal­ist and for­mer mem­ber of the mil­i­tant al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, accused the Mossad of being involved in the Char­lie Hebdo attacks. His accu­sa­tions were included in a state­ment pub­lished by the Egypt-based Albawabh news web­site, on Jan­u­ary 12. Tew­fik stated, “The fast reac­tion by Israel to the attack, and Netanyahu’s trip to France, his request for France’s Jews to immi­grate to Israel, and his call to  estab­lish a new inter­na­tional coali­tion against Islamic ter­ror­ism, are likely [indi­ca­tions] of a Mossad involve­ment in this crime and an attempt to stick it to the Muslims.”

Anti-Semites have pro­moted such absurd the­o­ries to explain events in Syria, the Boston Marathon bomb­ing, the Sandy Hook Mas­sacre, and the 9/11 ter­ror­ist attacks. In the Mid­dle East, there are those that claim that ISIS and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood have secret alliances with the Jews or that the Jews cre­ated such ter­ror­ist groups for nefar­i­ous purposes.

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