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December 17, 2013 5

Iranian Media Reflects Khamenei’s Recent Anti-Semitism

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Khamenei’s Face­book post on Holo­caust denier Roger Garaudy

Iran­ian media and the country’s high­est polit­i­cal and reli­gious author­ity, Supreme Leader Aya­tol­lah Khamenei, haven’t let the recent interim agree­ment on Iran’s nuclear issue dimin­ish the Islamic Republic’s zeal for pro­mot­ing its deep-seated anti-Semitism and sup­port for Holo­caust denial.

Despite Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani and For­eign Min­is­ter Muham­mad Javad Zarif’s recent over­tures to the West, extreme ele­ments in Iran­ian media and its lead­er­ship con­tinue to express their vit­ri­olic ani­mus toward Israel and Jews in print, on the web and on social media.

A look at recent offi­cially sanc­tioned car­toons and car­i­ca­tures found in Iran­ian press reveal an uptick in the por­trayal of Jews and Israeli lead­ers as insects, mon­keys, rats and dogs (see exam­ples below). In Iran­ian and Islamic cul­tures, dogs are often con­sid­ered najis, or reli­giously impure beings.

In many illus­tra­tions, King Abdul­lah of Saudi Ara­bia is also shown as an Israeli lackey respon­si­ble for the atroc­i­ties occur­ring in neigh­bor­ing Syria on Israel’s behest.

Iran’s broad­cast­ing and pub­lish­ing media is under the con­trol of Aya­tol­lah Khamenei and is charged with pre­sent­ing the regime’s anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-West ide­ol­ogy. In a post pub­lished on Khamenei’s Face­book and Twit­ter pages on Decem­ber 16, 2013, mark­ing the anniver­sary of French Holocaust-denier Roger Garaudy’s trial for his 1996 book that referred to the Holo­caust the “myth of the six mil­lion,” Khamenei lav­ished praise on Garaudy as a “French #Mus­lim resis­tance fighter.”

Recall­ing an offi­cial meet­ing held in 1998 dur­ing Garaudy’s visit to Tehran, Khamenei said “Zion­ists are just like the #Nazis and dis­play the same #racist behav­iors.” Khamenei’s post was accom­pa­nied by an image of Garaudy stand­ing along­side images of Holo­caust vic­tims, injured Pales­tini­ans, and Nazis.

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Israeli ter­mite to the Saudi ter­mite: “Don’t fret… I’m telling you we will eat and destroy it…!”

Depicted as a frog, Saudi King Abdullah tells Israeli scorpion: "What a coalition we’ve formed!"

Depicted as a frog, Saudi King Abdul­lah tells Israeli scor­pion: “What a coali­tion we’ve formed!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sign reads: “Nuclear negotiations”

 

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King Abdul­lah to the Israeli ant: “Crush him!!! Crush him!!!”
The shoe rep­re­sents Iran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regard­ing Iran’s lat­est launch­ing of a live mon­key into space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Dogs pro­hib­ited from enter­ing.” Dog is “Netanyahu”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 17, 2013 6

Hitler As Pitchman In Saudi Satellite Station Ad Campaign

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Screen­shot of MBC ad

Update — 9/23/13: Accord­ing to an arti­cle pub­lished on the Ara­bian Busi­ness web­site, a spokesper­son for MBC said that the ad has been removed.

The Mid­dle East Broad­cast­ing Cen­ter (MBC), a Saudi-owned com­pany based in Dubai that oper­ates sev­eral satel­lite tele­vi­sion sta­tions, is using Hitler and Nazi imagery in its lat­est adver­tise­ment cam­paign. The use of such imagery con­tributes to the triv­i­al­iza­tion of and desen­si­ti­za­tion to the unpar­al­leled hor­rors of the Holocaust.

The ad, air­ing on var­i­ous MBC sta­tions, uses clips from the 2009 Quentin Taran­tino film Inglou­ri­ous Bas­terds where Hitler is speak­ing to other Nazis in room. The Ara­bic sub­ti­tles added by MBC Action to the clip focus on the station’s new pro­gram­ming dur­ing the month of Sep­tem­ber. “Look into the achieve­ments of MBC Action,” the sub­ti­tles read. “They will con­trol the entire region. They are prepar­ing for a cam­paign called “Sep­tem­ber to Remember.”

The ad is yet another exam­ple of how offen­sive Hitler and Nazi imagery occa­sion­ally appears in adver­tis­ing around the world.

In March 2012, film footage of Adolf Hitler was used in a Turk­ish com­mer­cial for men’s sham­poo. The ad for Bio­men, which appeared on Turk­ish tele­vi­sion, fea­tured a video of Hitler angrily ges­tic­u­lat­ing, with a Turk­ish voiceover call­ing on men to pur­chase the sham­poo. The Hitler sham­poo ads were pulled after pub­lic and gov­ern­ment pres­sure on the adver­tiser in Turkey.

Ear­lier in 2012, pho­tos of a Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp were used in a pro­mo­tional cam­paign for a Dubai gym, includ­ing an image of the rail­road lead­ing to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the slo­gan, “Kiss your calo­ries good­bye.” After receiv­ing com­plaints, the founder of The Cir­cuit Fac­tory gym in Dubai, Phil Parkin­son, apol­o­gized and removed the photo.

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September 16, 2013 0

Saudi Newspaper Claims September 11 Attacks Manufactured By Zionists

On the 12th anniver­sary of the Sep­tem­ber 11 ter­ror­ist attacks last week, a Saudi news­pa­per pub­lished an edi­to­r­ial describ­ing the oper­a­tion as part of a “Jew­ish plan to destroy the world.”9-11-al-riyadh-conspiracy

The arti­cle, pub­lished in Al-Riyadh and titled “A calm dis­cus­sion of Sep­tem­ber 11,” sug­gests the attack “was employed for the best inter­est of Israel to ter­mi­nate the Pales­tin­ian case and to impose the idea of the Jew­ish state.”

The arti­cle was writ­ten by Rakan Al Majali, for­mer Min­is­ter of State for Media Affairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in Jor­dan, for Al-Riyadh, a pop­u­lar Saudi daily newspaper.

Sug­gest­ing that the U.S. gov­ern­ment is con­trolled by a Zion­ist lobby, the arti­cle fur­ther asserts, “The gang of the Zion­ist right wing con­ser­v­a­tives which con­trol Amer­i­can deci­sions used this inci­dent to achieve its ambi­tion in using the Amer­i­can mil­i­tary power to con­trol the world start­ing with our region.”

Al Majali, who views 9/11 to be the rea­son behind all the cur­rent con­flicts in the Mid­dle East, concludes:

In sum­mary, the ter­ror­ist crime on Sep­tem­ber 11 was… a result of the plan­ning and exe­cu­tion of the shrewdest ones of the right-wing con­ser­v­a­tives headed by [Dick] Cheney and [Don­ald] Rums­feld. They were backed by a hate­ful racist Zion­ist mal­ice which found an oppor­tu­nity to attack our [Arab] nation… to mark a begin­ning of the Jew­ish plan to destroy the world.

In the 12 years since the Sep­tem­ber 11 ter­ror­ist attacks, con­spir­acy the­o­ries sur­round­ing the attacks have become an entrenched pro­pa­ganda indus­try. This arti­cle demon­strates the con­tin­u­ing evo­lu­tion of these con­spir­a­to­r­ial nar­ra­tives in a coun­try where 15 of the hijack­ers came from.

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