On June 23, 2001, Egypt's leading government daily, Al-Ahram, published an article by the columnist Mustafa Mahmud titled "Israel - the Plague of Our Time and a Terrorist State." The following are excerpts from the article:
"What exactly do the Jews want?! Read what the Ninth Protocol of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" says: 'We have limitless ambitions, inexhaustible greed, merciless vengeance, and hatred beyond imagination. We are a secret army whose plans are impossible to understand by using honest methods. Cunning is our approach, mystery is our way. [The way] of the 'Free Masons,' in which we believe, can not be understood by those among the gentiles who are stupid pigs..."'
"The ultimate goal of the 'Free Masons' is to destroy the world and to build it anew according to the Zionist policy so that the Jews can control the world... and destroy the [world's] religions. Their goal is that there won't be any other religion but the religion of Moses, no other law but that of Moses, and no other book except for the Torah..."
"For them, all people are beasts and cattle created for them to ride and govern. These are the gentiles, a riffraff which God has created for them [the Jews] so they could lead them, exploit them, and suck their blood."
"The destruction of the Church, the destruction of the Papacy, the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the destruction of the Dome of the Rock, the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, are all [a part of] their goals and dreams." The Jewish Karl Marx using his Communism and Marxism... actually destroyed the Church in Eastern Europe."
"Israel today is composed of thirteen million Ashkenazi Jews, who came from Germany, and Sephardi Jews, who came from Spain and East Europe, and they are in fact more European, Slavic, or Aryan than Semites. Their ethnic affinity is completely disconnected from the Torah-Semitic origin they claim to be a part of. They are not a part of the Israelites or of Moses' people, but a mixture of Aryan and Slavic nations, and vestiges of former Russian peoples and Czars from the Caspian Sea region... they are not Semites and not the people of Moses... but vestiges and mixtures of all nations, foreigners who have no identity other than that of blackmail, theft, and robbery of property and land [done] with the help of overwhelming American support and suspicious European silence."
“Israel is the real problem, she is the radical, she is racism, and she is the religious blindness. Israel is the plague of our time...and a terrorist state."