Demonizing Jews: Anti-Semitism in the Saudi Media

Introduction

The September 11 terrorist attacks have made many Americans more aware of the widespread anti-Western and anti-American intolerance in Saudi culture and the Saudi educational system. Unfortunately, intolerance in the form of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel incitement is also rampant in the Saudi media.

A whole range of anti-Jewish commentary and depictions in the Saudi media - the blood libel accusation, denial of the Holocaust, and Jewish control over the media and American policy - have gone unanswered by Saudi religious, political and community leaders. As in the past, criticism of Israeli policy is infused with comparisons between Israelis and Nazis and other forms of blatant anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitic propaganda from western extremists, such as David Duke and Mark Weber, has also been reprinted in a number of Saudi newspapers.

As the Saudi leadership invests time and money in addressing their image in the U.S., they cannot leave these manifestations of anti-Semitism unanswered. Religious and political leaders in Saudi Arabia must speak out and address these hateful sentiments within their society.

Evil Jews

"O God, support the mujahidin for the sake of the triumph of your religion and the elevation of your word everywhere. O God, support them in Palestine, Kashmir, and Chechnya. O God, support the mujahidin in Palestine. O God, deal with the tyrant Jews for they are within your power. O God, we ask You to face them and spare us their evils. O God, whoever wishes us and Muslims evil, busy him with himself and make his plotting destroy him."...

Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1, official television station of the Saudi Government, broadcast of live sermon by Shaykh Husayn al-Shaykh from the holy mosque in Mecca, August 30, 2002**

Cartoon printed in The Arab News, Saudi English language daily online version, July 30, 2002, shows a Jew, depicted as a traditional anti-Semitic caricature, shooting at a child

"O God, support our brother mujahidin for your sake everywhere. O God, grant them victory in Palestine, Kashmir, and Chechnya. O God, deal with the aggressor Jews and all aggressive infidels. O God, deal with them for they are within your power."

Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1, official station of the Saudi Government, broadcast of live sermon by Shaykh Abd-al-Rahman al-Sudays from the holy mosque in Mecca, July 19, 2002 **

"O God, destroy the tyrant Jews. O God, deal with the Jews and their supporters. O God destroy them for they are within your power."

Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1, official station of the Saudi Government, broadcast of live sermon by Shaykh Usamah bin-Abdallah Khayyat from the holy mosque in Mecca, July 12, 2002 **

"It is natural that the world's people look at this minority which lives within itself with suspicion and prudence for its introversion towards itself and the lack of bridges between them and the others. This introversion includes different phenomenon as living in closed neighborhoods, surrounded by high walls or fences. It includes also the establishment of social relations, as marriage, with other people. The Jew closes himself, refuses to abandon its bygone language, its tradition and customs, in order to become an isolated phenomenon. But since the modern societies in the west are zealous about this extinct phenomenon, it enables the Jew to do what he does, and to always find someone who protects him and helps him, even if it means the annihilation of all of a people in order to take its place".

Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "The Security Fence!" by Jihad Fadel, July 11, 2002

"O God, help our weak brothers in Palestine score victory over the usurper Jews. O God, destroy the Jews, who have gone too far in their tyranny, corruption, and aggression. O God, shake the ground under them, instill fear in their hearts, and make them a prey for Muslims."

Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV2 in Arabic, official television station of the Saudi Government, broadcast of live sermon by Shayk Salah al-Budayr from the holy mosque in Medina, June 28, 2002 **

In an interview on a television station backed by a Saudi prince a three year old girl was questioned. "Are you familiar with the Jews?" Amer, the interviewer asks. The girl says yes, and says she does not like them "because…they're apes and pigs." "Who said so?" the anchor asks. "Our God," the girl replies, adding that Allah says this "in the Quran."

Fox News.com, "Saudi Broadcasts Promote Anti-Semitism, Martyrdom" by Amy C. Sims, June 15, 2002

"O God, the Jews have transgressed all limits in their tyranny. O God, shake the ground under their feet, pour torture on them, and destroy all of them."

Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV2, official television station of the Saudi Government, broadcast of sermon by Shaykh Abd-al-Bari al-Thubayti, June 7, 2002

"The murderer, Ariel Sharon, will be welcomed in the US, on Monday 6/5/2002, with a bay crown made by the American congress, since a couple of days before his arrival (3/5/2002), two decisions were made, supporting Israel in the Middle East struggle, based (on the claim) that '(Israel) is fighting terror' as the US does. Both decisions were made by the member of the Zionist Council of Elders, Joseph Lieberman…"

Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Dr. Fawzi al-Asmar in an article entitled "A Criminal is Welcomed With a Bay Crown," May 6, 2002

In an article dealing with the Internet media, the writer reports on an internet "chatroom" conversation: "…and then the debate flared up, when one of them presented what he called 'the Christian world's dissemblance to the Jews', as they killed the Messiah, upon him be peace, and their role in the church's destruction and division. He mentioned the annoying fact about their role in the two World Wars' ignition, which destroyed millions of lives, a big part of them are Christians. And then he said that today they (Jews) are exploding the Church of the Nativity's gate in front of the world…."

Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Dr. Fayez ash-Shuhri in an article entitled "Even the Internet Defeats Sharon," April 17, 2002

"Can someone in the world convince us with those slogans … after the American regime seeds (in the world) the uglier kinds of injustice, oppression and separation in the name of defending international interests, while it defends the most famous terrorist regime and the most famous terrorist, whose name is Sharon? How does America want the world to be convinced with its actions against terror, while it supports it in Palestine?"

Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Dr. Haya 'Abed al-'Aziz al-Muni' in an article entitled "The American History is Written by a Palestinian Child," March 20, 2002

"I don't believe that the [Sept. 11] attack on America was perpetrated by Bin-Laden or the Muslims. I think differently. I believe it was a scheme."

"What is happening now is a continuation of an ancient attack. It is a continuation of the Jewish deception and the Jewish-Zionist wickedness which infiltrates the US... I am surprised that the Christian US allows the brothers of apes and pigs [meaning the Jews] to corrupt it."

"[The Jews] have murdered the prophets and the messengers. They are the most despicable people who walked the land and are the worms of the entire world. They are all evil. And why? Because they are deceiving and plotting aggressors...."

"The Jews do not respect Jesus, the son of Mary. America should know who the Jews truly are. The Jews see Jesus as someone born from prostitution, while he is the noble prophet of Allah, and his mother, peace be upon her, is pure...."

"Jewish fingerprints have infiltrated the US. Jewish evil and deception are those who attacked the US. Osama Bin-Laden fought against the opposing falsehood and oppression that is generated by the evil and deceptive Jewish-Zionism...."

"They want to rid the world of Islam. They don't want Islam to ever have a revival. Osama Bin-Laden removed oppression; even Muslims came back to their belief and their religion. He did not present a distorted picture of Islam to the West. Quite the contrary; reading about Islam became more popular in the West."

"Westerners read about the morality of the Prophet Mohammed, his beliefs and his values. They read about Islam, not about terrorism...."

"The American people is a people that is being led by the media and TV culture. If a wicked Jewish crook begins saying that the Muslims are oppressors, it has an influence on the Americans."

"The media in America is in the hands of the Jews and behind it are the Jewish Zionists' despicable fingerprints that change reality. They have even deceived the Christians about their own religion."

"Did you know that the person who forged the Christian religion is a Jew?"

"The Muslims have mercy on the Christians more than they have on the Jews. Bin-Laden defended the oppressed. We warn the US and advise it to get rid of the Jews."

Al-Jazeera Talk Show quoting Abdullah Bin-Matruk Al-Haddal, a preacher from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia, January 22, 2002*

Blood Libel

"I chose to [speak] about the Jewish holiday of Purim, because it is connected to the month of March. This holiday has some dangerous customs that will, no doubt, horrify you, and I apologize if any reader is harmed because of this."

"During this holiday, the Jew must prepare very special pastries, the filling of which is not only costly and rare - it cannot be found at all on the local and international markets."

"Unfortunately, this filling cannot be left out, or substituted with any alternative serving the same purpose. For this holiday, the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries. In other words, the practice cannot be carried out as required if human blood is not spilled!!"

"Before I go into the details, I would like to clarify that the Jews' spilling human blood to prepare pastry for their holidays is a well-established fact, historically and legally, all throughout history. This was one of the main reasons for the persecution and exile that were their lot in Europe and Asia at various times."

"This holiday [Purim] begins with a fast, on March 13, like the Jewess Esther who vowed to fast. The holiday continues on March 14; during the holiday, the Jews wear carnival-style masks and costumes and overindulge in drinking alcohol, prostitution, and adultery. This holiday has become known among Muslim historians as the "Holiday of Masks."

"Who was Esther, and why the Jews sanctify her and act as she did, I will clarify in my article next Tuesday, Allah willing. Today, I would like to tell you how human blood is spilled so it can be used for their holiday pastries. The blood is spilled in a special way. How is it done?"

"For this holiday, the victim must be a mature adolescent who is, of course, a non-Jew - that is, a Christian or a Muslim. His blood is taken and dried into granules. The cleric blends these granules into the pastry dough; they can also be saved for the next holiday. In contrast, for the Passover slaughtering, about which I intend to write one of these days, the blood of Christian and Muslim children under the age of 10 must be used, and the cleric can mix the blood [into the dough] before or after dehydration."

"Let us now examine how the victims' blood is spilled. For this, a needle-studded barrel is used; this is a kind of barrel, about the size of the human body, with extremely sharp needles set in it on all sides. [These needles] pierce the victim's body, from the moment he is placed in the barrel."

"These needles do the job, and the victim's blood drips from him very slowly. Thus, the victim suffers dreadful torment - torment that affords the Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the blood-shedding with pleasure and love that are difficult to comprehend."

"After this barbaric display, the Jews take the spilled blood, in the bottle set in the bottom [of the needle-studded barrel], and the Jewish cleric makes his coreligionists completely happy on their holiday when he serves them the pastries in which human blood is mixed."

"There is another way to spill the blood: The victim can be slaughtered as a sheep is slaughtered, and his blood collected in a container. Or, the victim's veins can be slit in several places, letting his blood drain from his body."

"This blood is very carefully collected - as I have already noted - by the 'rabbi,' the Jewish cleric, the chef who specializes in preparing these kinds of pastries."

"The human race refuses even to look at the Jewish pastries, let alone prepare them or consume them!"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, two-part article entitled "The Jewish Holiday of Purim" by Dr. Umayma Ahmad Al-Jalahma of King Faysal University in Al-Dammam, March 10 and March 12, 2002 *

Cartoon from The Arab News, Saudi English language daily online version, December 21, 2001, depicts Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as Dracula biting into a Palestinian child on a movie screen; "Sharoncula"

"Christian Europe showed enmity toward the Jews when it transpired that their rabbis craftily hunt anyone walking alone, [tempting] him to enter their house of worship. Then they take his blood to use for baked goods for their holidays, as part of their ritual. Often this deed was uncovered even in the Arab and Islamic countries that protected them - as Ahmad Abd Al-Ghafur wrote, pointing out the events geographically and historically, in his book The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, because anyone hunted by them disappears forever. When these incidents proliferated, the security apparatuses began to follow them, until they caught their rabbis committing the crime."

"Furthermore, they have played a significant role in toppling and corrupting many of the governments, to the point where this became known among the Arabs, the Germans, the Spanish, the Portuguese, and others."

- Al-Jazirah, Saudi government daily, article by columnist Dr. Muhammad bin S'ad Al-Shwey'ir, a past advisor to former Saudi mufti Sheikh Abdallah bin Baz and editor-in-chief of the Islamic Research periodical published by the Islamic Clerics Association of Saudi Arabia, September 6, 2002 *

Reprinting of Western Extremist anti-Semitic propaganda

"As a result of the Jewish grip on the media, wrote [Alfred M.] Lilienthal, news coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict in American television, newspapers and magazines is relentlessly sympathetic to Israel. This is manifest, for example, in the misleading portrayal of Palestinian "terrorism." As Lilienthal put it: "One-sided reportage on terrorism, in which cause is never related to effect, was assured because the most effective component of the Jewish connection is probably that of media control."

"The Jewish hold on cultural and academic life has had a profound impact on how Americans look at the past. Nowhere is the well-entrenched Judeocentric view of history more obvious than in the "Holocaust" media campaign, which focuses on the fate of Jews in Europe during World War II."

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, excerpts from article entitled "A Look at the Powerful Jewish Lobby in America," by Mark Weber, director of the Institute for Historical Review, the largest Holocaust denial organization in the U.S., and longtime neo-Nazi, having worked for the National Alliance and Willis Carto's Liberty Lobby, July 15, 2002

"We are against the Jews because they have usurped Palestine and they take interest on loans and have built up the exploitative economic structure of economy (World Bank/IMF) built on interest-bearing loans . . . Remember, you cannot appease the Jews who run this country by being quiet and humble. They will pursue and persecute you whether you are hiding in a corner of the mosque or staying away and hiding in your home."

- ArabNews.com, Saudi English daily, excerpts from article entitled, "Tide turning against Zionist Jews" by Dr. Kaukab Siddique, an American-Muslim extremist professor based at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, June 28, 2002

"This is a document aged 212 years. The current events prove the danger within the USA lives, and how the Zionist lobby controls the American policy. Furthermore, (the Zionist lobby) creates (the American policy) and publicizes it all over the world".

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "The Annihilation of Israel, and the Remaining of the State of Palestine," by Dr. Nura as Sa'd, June 25, 2002

Editor's Note: The document to which the writer makes reference to is the Franklin "Prophecy," an old anti-Semitic hoax that is a staple of anti-Semitic propaganda in the U.S. which attributes a speech to Benjamin Franklin during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The so-called "prophecy" ascribed to Franklin is a dire warning that unless Jews were expelled from the new nation by Constitutional decree they would ultimately immigrate in great numbers to the detriment of the Christian population. Although Franklin never made such a speech, the hoaxers sought to impart an aura of historical credibility to the fake prophecy by claiming that the speech is quoted in a "private diary" of Charles Pinckney, Revolutionary leader who was delegate from South Carolina to the Constitutional Convention. They also maintain that the diary is now in the possession of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, a bald lie which Henry Butler Allen, director of the Institute, has often refuted. Allen says that "historians and librarians have not been able to find [the diary] or any record of it having existed."

"I want to focus on the world's most dangerous and murderous terrorist. His name is Ariel Sharon, and he makes Osama bin Laden look like an amateur when it comes to murder and mayhem . . . Israeli war criminals have to work hard to cover up their horrendous crimes in Jenin. . . Strange isn't is, that even 55 years since the end of the Second World War, the Jewish supremacists still show us almost daily the poignant pictures of Jewish bodies in Nazi concentration camps, but they are ever so anxious that the world does not see the mass murdered Palestinian victims of Zionism - murders that are happening right now!"

"Sharon has killed, maimed and tortures more people than Osama bin Laden could only fantasize about. In fact, I will present to you compelling evidence that Sharon and the Mossad aided and abetted the horrible terrorist attack on the World Trade Center."

"I tremble for America, my country. I anguish over our loss of independence and freedom to evil Jewish supremacists such as the mass murderer and war criminal Ariel Sharon."

- ArabNews.com, Saudi English daily, excerpts from article entitled, "A radio broadcast on 'the world's most dangerous terrorist'" by David Duke, a neo-Nazi Holocaust denier and former Imperial Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, May 15, 2002

Jewish Control of American Policy

Cartoon Showing Isreali Control of American Policy
Cartoon from The Arab News,, Saudi English language daily online version, June 28, 2002, depicts President Bush as the "tongue" of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who has a Jewish star on his tie and the "U.S. administration" hanging from his jacket pocket.

"It is enough to see a number of congressmen wearing Jewish yarmulkes to explain the allegations against us."

- Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, London-based Saudi-owned daily, quoting Prince Sultan bin Abd Al-Aziz on U.S. criticism of Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2002

"Let us now look at the bankruptcy of Enron, the fifth largest company in the US. Its annual revenues were estimated at $162.4 billion and was the largest bankruptcy in US history. Enron had a strategic position in terms of federal revenue. Its collapse also affected a large number of investors, inside and outside the country. But the strangest thing is that this big issue did not move Congress as the Whitewater case had done. And this was so in spite of the strong evidence of the involvement of Vice President Cheney. Why did Congress keep silent? Those who study the case of Enron will find that the Israeli lobby and international Zionism did not use the issue to topple the Bush government. The government apparently tried to cool public reaction to the bankruptcy. The vice president, with the support of White House, refused to submit Enron's files. How can we explain the stand of the US Congress and the judiciary on this matter? We know that Andersen, the auditors of Enron, received all kinds of favor from the American judiciary. On the other hand, the judiciary put more pressure on Andersen than on the company's management.
I would like to ask a question to those who read this article: Has there been any kind of deal between the US government and the Zionist lobby in the Enron case? Why was the vice president kept away at the beginning of the war on Afghanistan? Why did the vice president disappear from the limelight, citing security reasons? Was it because of a deal between the US government and the Zionists including the Israeli lobby to whom the vice president was sympathetic?
One may ask why I link the silence of the US lawmaking body and judiciary to Zionist influence.

My answers are:

- Enron's bankruptcy is the largest in US history and is the biggest loss for the federal government in terms of revenues.

- The Zionist lobby has showed its influence by supporting some candidates and defeating other candidates or officeholders through financing and other pressure tools.

- Because of Zionist influence on the media in general and on the US media in particular, the media did not highlight the Enron case.

- The Democratic Party did not make Enron a big issue, apparently because it was influenced by the Zionist lobby.

- The US president intervened personally to suppress European interference with Sharon's massacre of Palestinians.

This means the Zionist lobby has strong influence on American decision-makers. US lawmakers (Congressmen) and the American executive (presidents) are rarely elected without the support of the Zionist lobby. In the light of this, I can see only the Israeli lobby's hand in suppressing the Enron case.

Let us now examine the present Israeli massacres in Palestine, which are without equal since World War II. The US president tells us that he can understand what the Israelis are doing. Why did he ignore the views of his European allies and take it as a personal issue? Can anybody believe that this is the thinking of a person ruling the world's most powerful country - unless he was pushed by some force? Will the truth of Israel's massacres lead to the downfall of the presidency and the Zionists playing the Enron card? How can we compare Irangate, which almost toppled the government of Reagan, with the Enron bankruptcy, which was the largest in US history. The million-dollar question is: Did the Zionists do a deal of Enron for Sharon?"

- ArabNews.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled, "Sharon and Enron" by Bandar ibn Abdullah, Special to Arab News, May 8, 2002

Israel, Whip in Hand, Controlling US Policy
Cartoon from The Arab News, Saudi English language daily online version, May 8, 2002,depicts a Jew represetned by a traditional anti-Semitic caricature controlling American foreign policy]

"I think that Bush does not present Sharon such demands, since the Israeli lobby is pushing the congress against Bush… and the media is in solidarity with 'the sole democracy in the Middle East'…"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Dr. Fawzi al-Asmar, article entitled "A Criminal is Welcomed With a Bay Crown," May 6, 2002

"The Israelis know that they are in no shape to take on the whole Muslim world. For this reason they are depending on their Zionist assets in the United States to thoroughly demonize Islam and the Muslims and in the process reinvigorate a 'Crusader" mentality throughout the West"

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "Zionists Behind War Against Kingdom" by Dr. Ahmed Yousef, May 1, 2002

"It's been a long time that we claim that the US policy cannot be to submit to the Jewish/Zionist lobby's influence, even though the lobby has an influence, and it stretches its long rope within the American society - the money and media. We were expressing the view that the American interests are integrated with the lobby's aims."

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "The Embarrasing Question of Hate is Renewed . . . This is America" by 'Abdallah al-Qafari, April 8, 2002

"Zinni… knows the mission's difficulty, not only because his opponent is Palestinian who does not accept the given opportunities, but because he is the Knesset's representative, dressed with American clothes".

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Ahmad al-Musaybih, article entitled "General Zinni … in Exchange for General Sharon," March 19, 2002
Cartoon: Sharon with Swastika Controlling US Policy
Cartoon fromThe Arab News, Saudi English language daily online version, November 22, 2001, depicts Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reading Colin Powell's speech with a Swastika in his eye.

"Lieberman and the Zionist gang that includes the likes of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, defense policy advisor Richard Perle, or the Likud-leaning writer William Safire [of The New York Times] are responsible for turning the US against Iraq to benefit Israel…"

- The Jerusalem Post quoting Al-Hayat, London-based, Saudi-owned daily newspaper, in which columnists attributed the September 11th attacks to Israeli and Jewish infiltration into Muslim regimes and blamed Senator Joseph Lieberman's religious beliefs for some US official's stance on Iraq, November 8, 2001

"Thomas Friedman, a Jew, accuses Saudi Arabia and Egypt of not being with the US in its war on Afghanistan. The Washington Post even questions the legitimacy of the government in Egypt by saying that the elections were not fair, that freedom of expression is suppressed and that the political situation is in peril."

"There is no doubt that after World War II, the world Jewry has been trying to be as close as possible to the decision-making processes in the West in general and the US in particular - Congress, the Senate and the Pentagon. Zionism convinced the Western world that communism was their enemy No. 1 with Islam occupying the second position. As communism is no longer a threat, Islam is the No. 1 enemy and such a canard is unfortunately believed by many Westerners."

"Moreover, as Zionism is surviving on lies, it exploits every opportunity to target Islam and this is evident following the September attacks on the US. Therefore, the US media that are controlled or dominated by Zionists continue attacking Islam, Muslims and Arabs taking advantage of the fact that the prime suspects in the attacks are Arab or Muslim."

"The enmity between the West and Islam is growing due to the lies spread Zionism. Zionists claim that Arabs and Muslims are against Israel. They choose to ignore the fact that Israel is an alien outpost in the Arab world. It was Jews who occupied Palestine and displaced its original people."

"Still Zionists are trying to make it appear that the just struggle of the Arabs for restoring their rights and land is not only directed against Israel but also against the Western world and that Israel is the best guardian of the West's interests in the Middle East. So, it is not surprising that the Zionist media tried to equate the September attacks on the US with the legitimate struggle of the Palestinians against Israel and call the Palestinians terrorists. Zionists are trying to poison Arab-US relations to further their own interests."

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt believe in open diplomacy. They have their own perceptions on Afghanistan. It is in Israel's interests to create a wedge between the West and Arab world. The Western countries should ponder whether it is in their own interests to swallow the Zionist version of everything."

- Arab News.Com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "US Media Dancing to Zionist Tune" by Hassan Tahsin, November 5, 2001

"A Saudi prince has blamed "Jewish pressure" for the rejection of his $10 million donation to a New York relief fund…Alwaleed said in remarks published in the daily Okaz "The whole issue is that I spoke about their position (on the Middle East Conflict) and they didn't like it because there are Jewish pressures and they were afraid of them."

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, October 13, 2001

Jewish Control of the Media

"The smaller accusation directed to anyone who dares to describe the Jews as liars in their nature, is the accusation of 'anti-Semitism'. This is a destructive accusation, from which many suffer, such as Roger Garudi and western philosophers, politicians and academics, who spoke about the exaggerations in the Holocaust story, which the Jews propagated many times in order to gain the western societies' sympathy. Those educated people were exposed to distort and boycott by the media and different cultural platforms… It is sure that measuring (it) by two different kinds of measures by the western media and the western institutions, has brought the Jewish control to a level close to domination over almost all the media trends in countries like the US. For example, we all know the extent of bias on behalf of Israel, operated by famous American newspaper like The NY Times and The Washington Post."

"The question that rises from all these attitudes is: until when is the American media's submission going to continue in front of the Jewish institutions' control?"

"It is inevitable that a consciousness movement will be established, resisting this control… Only they have the right to blame others and to censure them, and they are the only (people) that the world has to compensate about their 'historical' pains, and they are the only (people) which has rights that others do not have, and the others (have no right) to defend themselves. It is inevitable that it will lead to push the Americans and others to ask themselves: 'Why only the Jews?'"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Dr. 'Abed al-Wahed al-Hamid in article entitled "The Jewish Control," May 27, 2002

"Prince Sultan ibn Abdul Aziz publicly accused the 'Zionist and Jewish lobby' of orchestrating a 'media blitz' against the desert kingdom."

- The Forward, article entitled "Defensive Saudis Lash out at 'Zionist' and U.S. Critics" by Marc Perelman, December 28, 2001

"Unfortunately, the American people are unaware of the facts about Muslims and Arabs, both historically and contemporarily, because American society has been brainwashed by a deluge of anti-Islamic propaganda produced by Zionist organizations. Jewish establishments, which control the major media organs and other means of mass communication, present Islam as a religion of terrorists."

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "Zionist's History of Terrorism" by Hassan Tahsin, December 26, 2001

"…we now find books and films, most of them written and produced by zealous Jewish hands, condemning any racial movement that is not Jewish. At the same time, only a very few books have dared to write against Jewish racism. Since the big publishing houses are at the mercy of the Jews, only a few of these are published - and if they are published, their distribution is extremely small… If these Jewish zealots were credible, they should have written about the Jewish racism they know so well."

"The arrogance and tyranny of the Jews, who manage to hide it from the Western public, has reached such proportions that anyone who talks about them, their hegemony, and their racism knows that he will pay a high price."

"The Jewish zealots, with their great monetary, media, and political influence, can have them imprisoned. The Jewish zealots have already managed to jail many of their critics in many European countries - perhaps because they are incapable, at the moment, of assassinating anyone who criticizes them and exposes their racism in the countries of the West. But they are capable of silencing him in other ways. Anyone who desires to present the words of the racist Jewish leaders as testimony finds himself in prison - this is due to their influence."

"Through this infiltration of the various American administrations, and through controlling the media and money, the Jews impose their agenda on the other peoples, and the Jewish sense of superiority, whose aim is to recruit the peoples and their resources for the good of Jewish interests and their racist state Israel, remain unchanged."

- Al Watan, Saudi daily, two-part article entitled "The Jewish Sense of Superiority in the World" by Abdallah Aal Malhi, December 28, 2001 *

September 11 Conspiracy Theories

The article deals with the conspiracy theory concerning September 11th events. In a response to the article, a reader wrote: "Actually, I think that there is a conspiracy theory concerning September 11th events - why?"

"The cancellation of a Fox News program saying that there were Israelis involved in the events, since the day after the show. Then, the famous program's host was driven away, since he broadcasted information given to him by a senior official in the FBI."

"We all know who did this act. There is no doubt that it is the same element that is the first to gain benefits from it - America…"

"As we know, America invented the Vietnam war and the Gulf war in order to create a rational reason to its people to pay the taxes and raise money from other sources - the Arabs."

"After all (the above mentioned), do we have to believe that the American policy is a noble, true, honest and rational policy?"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, quoting Fahed al-Ahmadi, article entitled "The Last Conspiracy Theory (Part 1 of 2)," May 8, 2002

"Anyone who even skims through The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Pieces on the Chessboard, or the book The World is a Pawn in the Hands of Israel, and follows current events, becomes convinced that the Jews are behind the world's current 'terrorized' atmosphere…"

- The Middle East Briefing quoting Saudi Prince Mamdouh bin Abd Al-Aziz, president of the Saudi Center for Strategic Studies, article entitled "The Jews want to Take over the World;" January 23, 2002

"Six Israelis suspected of involvement in the attacks on New York and Washington were arrested in the US, to be later released. This confirms our strong suspicions about the involvement of Israel's Mossad in the ugly crime. If we look carefully into this matter, we find no more influential sides in the US that the Israeli Mossad agents, who have the ability to penetrate and the capability to execute with high efficiency."

- Okaz, Saudi daily, editorial posted on The Times of India online, November 6, 2001

Comparison between Israel/Zionism and Nazism

"In the era of the new Nazis, who transform the accusation of anti racism a moral cane, but in exchange they are establishing a racism which is (based) more on hate and a new Holocaust, but with an unmatched worldly protection…"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "The Zionist Robbery", by Badariyya al-Basher, July 23, 2002

"This is a war of occupation, far more severe than anything the Germans did when they occupied Europe in World War II…"

- The Jerusalem Post quoting Ghazi Algosaibi, Saudi Ambassador to Britain in an article entitled "British Foreign Ministry Chides Saudi ambassador over anti- Israel Comments" by Douglas Davis, July 11, 2002

"Don't you see the resemblance between Sharon, Hitler and Milosevic? Don't you see a parallel between Nazism and Zionism? Don't you know how Hitler ordered his officials to search Jewish houses for those he called dangers to the state and how he put them into concentration camps? Can't you see the parallel with what Sharon has done and is doing? Don't you know that Sharon ordered his army to go to Jenin, Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem and other places to search Palestinian houses for people he called terrorists and how he then massacred many and imprisoned others? Sharon and his cabinet are staging an all-out war with the aim of Palestinian genocide and ethnic cleansing. I need a voice to cry out and tell the world there is an impending Palestinian Holocaust. I only pray that when I find a voice it will not fall on deaf ears!"

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "There is an impending Palestinian Holocaust" by Seham M.S. Fatani, April 17, 2002

"It is not a Jewish demand to merely support Sharon, but to ignore his horrible massacres, which exceeded the Nazism massacres, as well."

"Why are they (the Jews) hated by all the people which hosted them, such as Iraq and Egypt thousands years ago, and Germany, Spain, France and the UK, until the day they gained control over the capital and the media, in order to rewrite the history?"

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "All of History is against Them" by Turki 'Abdallah as-Sudayri, April 15, 2002

"But the notion that the Israelis are reacting with blind, brainless fury is less horrifying than the idea that Sharon has a solution in mind. For if he does, it looks all too chillingly like a 'final solution": the permanent eradication, one way or another, of the Palestinians as a threat to Israel."

"The use of such a charged expression is fully justified… There is no doubt now that behind Sharon's aggression is a deep hatred of the Palestinians and a desire to crush them mercilessly. It is telling that the main piece of weaponry in the Israeli onslaught is not the tank but the bulldozer. The aim is to wipe Palestinian communities off the face of the map."

"The irony of Israeli soldiers spreading death and destruction in Palestinian towns and villages, just like jackbooted Nazi storm troopers, is evident to anyone with an ounce of intelligence. But whether or not Sharon's violence has an objective, it is painfully evident that he feels he has a free hand. The US has gone along with his brainless action, in no small part because of a chilling indifference across much of the US to the suffering of Palestinians. American public opinion, which can move mountains when activated, is not interested."

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, editorial entitled "Final Solution?" April 14, 2002

"… as long as Israel commits new burnings, in the new era of 'Hitleric' Zionism."

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "The Most Important Battle Between Us and Israel," April 11, 2002


Ariel Sharon Killing Arab Children with Swastika-Shaped Bludgeon
Cartoon from The Arab News, Saudi English language daily online version, April 10, 2002, depicts Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wielding a swastika-shaped bludgeon against Palestinian children

"… the mentality of the Zionist entity's leader, which is afflicted with the pride disease, as Hitler."

- Ar-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, article entitled "An Ox Running Wild without Bridle" by Muhammad Rida Nasrallah, April 7, 2002

"Far from shying away from behavior that has made the world draw analogies between them and the Nazis who persecuted their Jewish brethren during the World War II, the Israeli Army yesterday launched a campaign of mass executions against Palestinians….Once again, Israel's economic, political and military backer, the United States, remained silent in the face of such outrage."

- Arab New.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "Israeli Army Begins Summary Executions" by Nazir Majally, April 1, 2002

"Just as the Nazis had done before them, Zionists today have appropriated the language of the oppressed to define their condition"

"Along with all the devastation that Zionism has inflicted on Palestinians and their historic homeland over the last eight decades, has been this movement's horrifying ability, like that of Nazism and Stalinism, to pilfer the language of the oppressed and project it as its own."

- Arab News.com, Saudi English daily, article entitled "Kristallnacht in Occupied Territories" by Fawaz Turki, March 14, 2002

RULE

All translations by ADL unless otherwise indicated.
* Source: The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
** Source: Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) as cited by the Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA)


© 2002 Anti-Defamation League