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October 22, 2012 0

Arab Editorial Cartoons Say Obama And Romney Controlled By Jews

As the U.S. Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign moves into its final fre­netic weeks, polit­i­cal car­toon­ists across the Arab and Mus­lim world have made clear that they see lit­tle to dif­fer­en­ti­ate Pres­i­dent Obama from Gov­er­nor Rom­ney, nor Repub­li­can from Demo­c­rat.  In their view, the can­di­dates and the entire U.S. polit­i­cal sys­tem are indis­tin­guish­able in their sub­servience to Jews and Israel. 

Al-Watan, Sep­tem­ber 10, 2012 (Saudi Arabia).

In express­ing their dis­torted views on the 2012 cam­paign, the car­toon­ists from across the Mid­dle East fre­quently fea­ture can­di­dates Obama and Rom­ney kiss­ing the hand or foot of the “Jew­ish lobby” or Israeli lead­ers.  Other car­toons depict Jews/Israeli’s con­trol­ling the U.S. bal­lot boxes.  While many of the fea­tured car­toons include clas­sic anti-Semitic imagery and stereo­types, oth­ers exhibit a more nuanced, yet still defam­a­tory, por­trayal of Jew­ish con­trol over the upcom­ing US pres­i­den­tial election.

The 2008 cam­paign fea­tured sim­i­larly themed car­i­ca­tures, but many focused exclu­sively on then-candidate Barack Obama as enslaved by/in the pocket of Jews and Israel. 

The alle­ga­tion that Jews manip­u­late and con­trol gov­ern­ments has been around for cen­turies.   The canard is a cen­ter­piece of anti-Semitic lit­er­a­ture from The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion to Hitler’s Mein Kampf to the Hamas Char­ter.  Mod­ern iter­a­tions of this charge abound among extrem­ists and hate-mongers, but nowhere as promi­nently, or in main­stream accep­tance as in the Mid­dle East, where “Jew­ish power” is the rea­son com­monly relied upon to explain U.S. sup­port for Israel.  On a daily basis, the edi­to­r­ial car­toons which ADL com­piles from media out­lets across the region fea­ture stereo­typ­i­cal Jew­ish fig­ures (some­times depicted as Israel or Israeli lead­ers) as pup­pet mas­ters of the region, the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity, and most par­tic­u­larly, the United States. 

The mes­sage on these car­i­ca­tures are clear: when it comes to the U.S. elec­tion, the party or the can­di­date doesn’t mat­ter.  Jews con­trol the can­di­dates and the process.  Jews and Israel deter­mine the out­come of the elec­tion and will deter­mine the pol­icy set by who­ever wins on Novem­ber 6.

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June 28, 2012 0

Saudi Student Khalid Aldawsari Convicted in Texas Bomb Plot

A Saudi national who arrived in the U.S. in 2008 on a stu­dent visa has been con­victed of attempt­ing to use a weapon of mass destruc­tion in Texas.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a for­mer chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing stu­dent at Texas Tech, was plan­ning to use his skills to build a bomb, accord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors. Although he had not defin­i­tively selected a tar­get, Aldawsari allegedly researched of list of tar­gets, includ­ing the Dal­las home of a for­mer pres­i­dent George W. Bush, nuclear power plants and for­mer sol­diers who were sta­tioned at Abu Ghraib prison. Pros­e­cu­tors also indi­cated that a col­lege foot­ball game was a pos­si­ble tar­get as well.

Author­i­ties began their inves­ti­ga­tion into Aldawsari in Feb­ru­ary 2011 after a chem­i­cal sup­plier in North Car­olina reported an unusual pur­chase made by Aldawsari. He was arrested within a month in Lubbock.

The FBI found chem­i­cals at Aldawsari’s res­i­dence along with a jour­nal allegedly indi­cat­ing that he was inspired by Osama Bin Laden and had been plan­ning to com­mit a ter­ror­ist attack. In one jour­nal entry described by the DOJ, Aldawsari wrote, “…after mas­ter­ing the Eng­lish lan­guage, learn­ing how to build explo­sives and con­tin­u­ous plan­ning to tar­get the infi­del Amer­i­cans, it is time for Jihad.”

Aldawsari allegedly cre­ated a blog called FromFarAway90, where he wrote in Eng­lish and Ara­bic about col­lege life in Amer­ica, romance, his efforts to main­tain his reli­gious iden­tity, and his per­cep­tions of Amer­i­cans, which included some pos­i­tive impres­sions. A few of his posts, how­ever, were more mil­i­tant, includ­ing a March 2010 post in which he wrote “grant me mar­tyr­dom for Your sake and make jihad easy for me.”

A month later, he wrote in Ara­bic, “Mus­lims can not enjoy a care­free life and peace when in front of them and behind them their lands and dig­ni­ties are being des­e­crated with the help of the Arab trai­tors and other Zion­ist rulers inside the Mus­lim world…” His Face­book pro­file lists “STOP Israel’s War Crimes in Gaza” as one of his interests.

Aldawsari faces a pos­si­ble life-sentence at a hear­ing sched­uled for Octo­ber. Anti-Defamation league

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May 16, 2012 0

Saudi TV Launches Program Hosted By Anti-Semite

Salah Sul­tan on Masra Al Habeeb

Al-Risala, a Saudi-owned tele­vi­sion chan­nel with a his­tory of pro­mot­ing Islamist views, began air­ing a new weekly pro­gram last week hosted by anti-Semitic media per­son­al­ity Dr. Salah Sul­tan. The pro­gram, Masra Al Habeeb, was cre­ated to “pro­vide prac­ti­cal steps on how to lib­er­ate Al-Aqsa,” accord­ing to Sultan.

Dur­ing the first episode, which aired on May 9, Sul­tan com­mented about recent vis­its to Jerusalem by Mus­lim schol­ars. “We want to go as lib­er­a­tors and not as vis­i­tors under the shadow of occu­pa­tion.” He fur­ther explained that those who want to sup­port or visit Jerusalem should “announce that he is a sup­porter of fight­ing, Jihad and resis­tance… sup­port the case for holy Jihad to lib­er­ate the pris­on­ers, Al Aqsa and Palestine.”

The pro­gram also fea­tured live call-ins from view­ers, includ­ing sev­eral who used the plat­form to make anti-Semitic remarks. One caller from Egypt said:

“It will be impos­si­ble for the Jews, those sons of apes and pigs, no way… no way… that they can achieve their goal in build­ing their alleged tem­ple. Inshal­lah and God’s will­ing this will never hap­pen. We will raise our young chil­dren, the seven year old ones, the five year old ones, and the four years old to fight the Jews and have war with the Jews.”

Sul­tan responded, “God willing.”

Later in the pro­gram, Sul­tan, head of the Jerusalem com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars (IUMS), tried to rein­ter­pret the Islamic texts which refer to the his­tor­i­cal exis­tence of the Jew­ish nation in Jerusalem, argu­ing that this was a short period that didn’t exceed 400 years.

In a pro­mo­tional video for the pro­gram, Sul­tan is shown recit­ing a poem that says he shall return to Jerusalem with his rocket launcher. On the program’s Face­book page, Sul­tan posted a com­ment indi­cat­ing that his­tor­i­cally when the sons of Israel invade a city they burn it and kill its inhab­i­tants, unlike the Egyp­tians who would not attack the city’s people.

Dur­ing a ses­sion of the IUMS con­fer­ence in Cairo on Feb­ru­ary 1, Sul­tan described the recent civil unrest and church bomb­ings in Egypt as the “acts of Jews.” He also said, “God exposed [the Jews’] inner wicked­ness, exposed their secrets and they were made an exam­ple of to future nations.” Prior to Sultan’s speech at Al Azhar Islamic Uni­ver­sity, where the event is tak­ing place, the crowd chanted: “To Jerusalem we are going as mar­tyrs in millions.”

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