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May 10, 2013

OnIslam Publishes E-Book Denying Jewish Connection To Holy Land

An Egypt-based website that provides religious guidance to Muslims worldwide has released an e-book called “Timeline of Jerusalem (Al-Quds)” that denies any connection between Jerusalem and Jews and depicts Israel as a state created through ethnic cleansing.onislam-ebook

The e-book is available on OnIslam.net, which is affiliated with radical Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Released in March 2013, the e-book contains three chapters: “Early History,” “Creation of Israel,” and “Systematic Judaization of Al-Quds.” In the “Early History” section, the booklet describes the Hebrew invasion of the Land of Canaan as “genocidal massacres against the native Canaanite tribes.”

Similarly, in the section titled “Creation of Israel,” Israel’s establishment is characterized as “a wave of genocidal massacres against Palestinians. Many notorious massacres were cold-bloodedly committed in Palestinian cities, such as Dir Yasin, Tantura, and Dawaymeh.”

The section on the “Systematic Judaization of Al-Quds” describes Jewish visits to the Temple Mount as provocations by “Talmudic-minded settlers, who conduct Talmudic rituals and call for the demolition of Islamic shrines in Jerusalem.”

The author of the e-book, Khalid Amayreh, a Hebron-based Palestinian journalist with ties to Hamas, attempts to establish an exclusively Arab and Palestinian historical identity for Jerusalem’s ancient occupants. Amayreh previously produced an e-book titled, “The Nazis of our time: The creeping Israeli genocide against the Palestinians.”

OnIslam frequently features articles on Qaradawi and publishes fatwas expressing support for “martyrdom operations,” or suicide bombings against Israel. The site also includes articles and religious rulings supporting violence against homosexuals, as well as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content.

For example, a March 2013 fatwa by Maher al-Huli, the head of the fatwa department in the Palestine Scholars Association, was published on the website, ruling that non-Palestinian Muslims should not travel to visit the Al Aqsa mosque “while it remains captive by the state of the Jews.” The website also has a portal dedicated to the issue of homosexuality, which contains several articles denouncing homosexuality as “sexual perversions” that “spread corruption on earth.”

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June 7, 2012

“Christian News” Promotes Anti-Semitic Writers

Christian News, a New Haven, Missouri-based newspaper, featured two virulently anti-Semitic columns in its May 21, 2012 issue. Both articles promote the idea that Jews are vehemently anti-Christian.

The paper is published by Holocaust denier Herman Otten. Otten is the pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven, a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). LCMS is a large conservative Christian denomination with over two million members and more than 6,200 congregations. Christian News is not officially affiliated with LCMS.

The May 21 issue of Christian News features a column by Reverend Ted Pike, a notorious anti-Semite who is the national director of the Oregon-based National Prayer Network. Pike has for years engaged in an anti-Semitic campaign that denigrates the Jewish religion, as well as what he perceives as Jewish-controlled organizations and leaders. In his column, Pike blames Jews for a range of perceived evils, from bringing Socialism to the United States to “normalizing” and promoting homosexuality to creating a “malevolent” system of morals that allegedly undermines Christianity.

Pike attacks Jews for their liberalism and claims that liberalism has “striven to substitute secular, immoral, globalist values that will eventually make America amenable to participation in a Zionist-controlled new world order.” Pike singles out the the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for attack and alleges that the ADL has created programs and influenced legislation that makes it illegal for Christians to criticize homosexuality. Pike goes on to describe ADL and secular Jews as “wreckers of our civilization” and urges Christians to stop giving “aid and comfort” to them.

The same issue of Christian News gives a platform to Khalid Amayreh, a Palestinian journalist who has ties to Hamas and has published articles for several Hamas-linked publications over the years. His commentary regularly features anti-Semitic rhetoric, including describing the media in the U.S. and Europe as “Jewish-controlled,” claiming that Israel “knowingly and deliberately shoots and murders school children” and comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.

In a column for Christian News titled “The Hitler of Bethlehem,” Amayreh accuses Israel of “persecuting and tormenting” Christians…since time immemorial.” He goes on to allege that the Talmud teaches Jews to hate Jesus and Christianity and that “Jewish and Judaic hostility to Christianity is inherent and intrinsic and transcends all Christian pogroms, including the holocaust.” Amayreh claims that Jews have still not forgiven Jesus and that a rabbi he met allegedly referred to Jesus as the “Hitler of Bethlehem.” Amayreh also promotes the idea that there is a conspiracy by the media to keep alleged Jewish hatred of Christianity a secret.

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