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April 24, 2015 8

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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March 3, 2015 1

Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Sermon (Part 2) Loaded With Anti-Semitism

While Part 1 of Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s 2015 Sav­iours’ Day ser­mon largely avoided the topic of Jews, in Part 2 of his ser­mon (March 1), Far­rakhan alleged that Jews com­mit­ted the 9/11 attacks and con­trol the U.S. government.

Part 2 of Farrakhan's 2015 Saviours' Day sermon in Chicago

Part 2 of Farrakhan’s 2015 Sav­iours’ Day ser­mon in Chicago

The NOI’s Sav­iours’ Day pro­vides Far­rakhan with an annual plat­form to dis­play his hatred for Jews. This year, pro­mul­gat­ing a num­ber of anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about Jews and 9/11, Far­rakhan explained to the con­gre­ga­tion at Mosque Maryam in Chicago that  “thanks to the exem­plary work of schol­ars like Vic­tor Thorn and Christo­pher Bol­lyn, it is now becom­ing appar­ent that there were many Israelis and Zion­ist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.”

Cit­ing “evi­dence” from anti-Semitic 9/11 con­spir­acy the­o­rists that Israelis were sup­pos­edly “arrested imme­di­ately after the attacks but quickly released and sent to Israel,” that the attacks were a plot for the Jew­ish owner of the World Trade Cen­ter to col­lect bil­lions of dol­lars in insur­ance money, that “Israelis had fore­knowl­edge of the attacks,” and that “we know that many Jews received a text mes­sage not to come to work on Sep­tem­ber 11,” Far­rakhan con­cluded that 9/11 was a “false flag oper­a­tion” to start a war between the West and the Mus­lim world. Blam­ing Jews for 9/11 is a com­mon NOI tac­tic for ril­ing up anti-Semitic hatred.

Far­rakhan also invoked anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about sup­posed Jew­ish con­trol of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment. He claimed that U.S. for­eign aid to Israel is given “with­out con­sult­ing the Amer­i­can peo­ple because they [Israel and Jews] have been work­ing for years to con­trol your rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Con­gress, in the Sen­ate, in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.” He also claimed that Israel con­stantly acts against America’s inter­ests, but “they don’t fear Amer­ica because they con­trol it from within.”

Addi­tion­ally, Far­rakhan referred to com­ments by for­mer Har­vard Law pro­fes­sor Alan Der­showitz in which Der­showitz listed Saudi Ara­bia, Egypt, and some U.S. Sen­a­tors and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives as sup­pos­edly oppos­ing aspects of Pres­i­dent Obama’s for­eign pol­icy. Con­tin­u­ing the theme of Jew­ish con­trol, Far­rakhan then adds, “You see what is hap­pen­ing is he is expos­ing those that he has con­trol over.”

Towards the end of his remarks, Far­rakhan men­tioned that he planned to talk more about “Jew­ish manip­u­la­tion of money prod­ucts and slav­ery,” but that he will need to get this mes­sage, among oth­ers, to his fol­low­ers at another time.

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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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