Sudanese preacher Abdallah Hassan Jiballah said in a sermon that was uploaded to the Internet on March 1, 2020 that the Jews are disbelievers who shed the blood of the prophets of Allah, and that hatred and hostility towards the Jews is an intrinsic part of Islam. He said that normalizing relations and forming alliances with the Jews is forbidden by shari'a law.
To view the clip of Abdallah Hassan Jiballah on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"Hatred And Hostility Towards [The Jews] Is A Part Of Our Faith"
Abdallah Hassan Jiballah: "The Jews are the slayers of the prophets. They are shedders of blood who disbelieved prophets, and Allah detailed many more of their characteristics. Therefore, hatred and hostility towards them is a part of our faith."
On February 23, 2020, Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh was interviewed by Iranian TV host Alireza Pourmasoud on Ofogh TV (Iran). Pourmasoud said that the mainstream media in the United States consists of six corporations that are run by Zionist Jews who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany and the USSR and who have complete control over what news items are published. He also said that since the Protestant Reformation, during which he said the idea that the Messiah was a Jew was adopted, Christians have aligned themselves with the Zionists with the goal of making Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He added that the recent Netflix series, Messiah, was produced in order to gauge public taste regarding the issue of the messiah. Later in the show, Nader Talebzadeh said that MEMRITV has been monitoring him, and more generally Iranian media for 20 years, and that Netflix changes the script of the Messiah series accordingly.
To view the clip of Alireza Pourmasoud and Nader Talebzadeh on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"Until 20 Years Ago, America's Media Consisted Of 50 Corporations That Made News; There Are Now Six... They Are All Zionist Jews"
Alireza Pourmasoud: "As you know, until 20 years ago, America's media consisted of 50 corporations that made news. There are now six [corporations], and they are known as the mainstream media. They are all Zionist Jews who immigrated from Germany, the USSR, Russia, and elsewhere. If there is news that they don't want to be broadcasted, they can really prevent this from happening. This is my analysis about [the attack on] Ayn Al-Asad Airbase. They don't want the news about the damage and casualties to go public, so the [number] of 'mild concussions' went from 3 to 54."
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, marked on January 27, 2020, Dr. Khalil Nazzal, secretary of Fatah's branch in Poland, published an article on this topic in the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. In the article, he acknowledged the horrific suffering of the Jews during World War II, but noted that the Nazis' victims included not only Jews but nationals of all European countries, and that other crimes were perpetrated during that war as well, such as the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan, the destruction of Warsaw in 1944 and the rape of German women by the soldiers of the armies that advanced on Berlin. He added that the 'occupation state' (Israel) has illegitimately appropriated their suffering and uses it as an excuse to perpetrate crimes against the Palestinian people, while the West remains silent due to its guilt over the Holocaust.
Stating that "opinions differ regarding the number Jewish victims" of the Holocaust, he advised those who question the six-million figure to do so carefully, while basing their claims on "objective studies", and added that the Zionist entity inflates the number of victims in order to blackmail the world and force it to accept its policies. He also complained that the Palestinians, who were not involved in World War II, are paying the price for Europe's crimes against the Jews.
Dr. Khalil Nazzal (Source: Fatehorg.ps, November 13, 2017)
The following are translated excerpts from Khalil Nazzal's article:
In a January 31, 2020 column titled "The World's Jewish Problem" in the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is a mouthpiece of Turkey's ruling AKP, columnist Yusuf Kaplan described two powers in America: "The first is WASP, the Whites who founded the U.S., which stands for white-Anglo Saxon-protestant. These are the European invaders, robbers, rogue white colonialists."
Kaplan wrote that the second power in America is the Jews, of whom he said: "U.S. finance, economy, banking system, universities, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, the CIA, arms industry, soft-arms industry and media are under the monopoly of Jews!... Jewish power will force a doomsday on the world!... The world now has a Jewish problem: a Zionist threat that does not hesitate to light the fuse that will make the world a living hell by declaring/making Jerusalem the capital of Israel!" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Yusuf Kaplan in the hospital in June 2017 after the latter had a stroke.
President Erdoğan visited Yusuf Kaplan in the hospital.
The following is Yeni Şafak's translation of Kaplan's article:
The January 23, 2020 visit to the Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp in Oświęcim, Poland by a delegation from the Mecca-based Muslim World League (MWL), comprising 25 senior Muslim clerics and headed by its secretary-general, Mohammad Al-'Issa, was unprecedented. Taking place in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, it was the first visit by a senior Muslim delegation to the camp, and was in conjunction with delegations and representatives from the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The visit, along with Al-'Issa's statements condemning the Holocaust during the visit, prompted a range of reactions in the Arab and Islamic world.
Saudi intellectuals and media figures expressed support for the visit on social media, emphasizing that the Holocaust was a mark of shame for humanity as well as history's most loathsome crime, that it should be acknowledged and condemned as such, and that it should be taught in schools. They added that the visit itself was an expression of tolerance and a positive move that would advance peace in the region. The Saudi press also published articles in support of the visit and of Al-'Issa, clarifying that it expressed condemnation of the crime against the Jews but was not an expression of support for Israel since Jews and Zionists are not the same.
In response to February 15, 2019 statements by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich Security Conference, in which he accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif explained the next day, in an interview with the German daily Der Spiegel, that Iran was not antisemitic, and that "Iran has always supported the Jews, we are only against Zionists. The Holocaust was a disaster."
Disproving Zarif's statements are many antisemitic statements by figures at the very core of the Iranian regime. One of these figures is Mehdi Taeb, head of the Ammar Headquarters think tank that advises Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, a close associate of Khamenei himself, and the brother of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)'s intelligence chief Hossein Taeb.
This report will present antisemitic and anti-Zionist statements made by Taeb in a six-part lecture series in late 2018, and at the "Consultation and Clarification on Ways to Confront the Zionists" conference in 2019. For MEMRI clips and reports on Taeb, see the appendix to this report.
The Fifth World Holocaust Forum, set to convene on January 23, 2020, in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, is being widely covered in the Palestinian media, primarily with criticism and condemnation. One of the articles on it that stood out was Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muwaffaq Matar's column in today's Al-Hayat Al-Jadida daily. In it, Matar referenced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas's 1982 doctoral dissertation at Moscow's Oriental College, "The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism, 1933-1945," on which his 1984 book The Other Side; The Secret Connection Between The Nazis And The Zionist Movement's Leadership, was based, claiming that the Jewish Holocaust victims numbered less than one million.
Matar wrote that 'Abbas had "revealed the facts regarding the Zionist movement's collaboration with the Nazis in this crime [i.e. the Holocaust], with the aim of prompting mass Jewish emigration from Europe to Palestine." He continued: "[Abbas] did this in his book The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism [sic], published in Arabic in 1984, which was originally his 1982 dissertation submitted for his degree at Russia's University of Friendship Between Peoples. President Abu Mazen [Abbas] saw the Jews in the Holocaust who had been uprooted from their original homeland and were being driven to emigrate by the deprivation and the racist terrorism as victims of a great plot [on the part of the Zionist leadership]. The Palestinian people was the other side [that suffered] from this historic crime that has been continuing for 70 years."
Muwaffaq Matar (image: alwatanvoice.com)
In 2002, MEMRI published a report on 'Abbas' dissertation and on the book that he based on it; MEMRI has in its possession copies of both.
The following is the 2002 MEMRI report:
In recent years, the Moroccan King and senior Moroccan officials have taken a clear stance against antisemitism and stressed the need to teach the values of tolerance and coexistence as lessons of the Holocaust. Pro-Palestinian organizations in the country have condemned this discussion of the Holocaust as an expression of normalization with Israel.
While most Arab countries refrain from addressing the issue of antisemitism and from including the topic of the Holocaust in their school curricula, Morocco appears to be taking a different approach. Speaking at international conferences and forums dealing with the Holocaust and intercultural dialogue, Moroccan regime officials, headed by King Mohammed VI, have frequently spoken of the need to condemn antisemitism, to instill the values of tolerance and religious coexistence in Moroccan society and to learn the lessons of the Holocaust, while stressing the pivotal role of education in this context.
The Moroccan king's position, unusual in the Arab world, was already evident in 2009, when he referred to the Holocaust as "one of the most painful disasters in the history of mankind." This was at a time when the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was calling the Holocaust "a Western invention", and while antisemitism and Holocaust denial were also rampant in many other parts of the Arab and Muslim world. The king's statements were read out on his behalf by the Moroccan minister for religious affairs at the launching ceremony of the Aladdin Project, an international NGO devoted to rapprochement between cultures and especially between Jews and Muslims. The king said: "My approach and the approach of my people to the disaster of the Holocaust is far removed from the approaches that seem to suffer from a kind of amnesia [i.e., Holocaust denial]. Our approach is intent upon in-depth study of one of the wounds that are etched in our collective memory, and which we have worked to define as one of the most painful disasters in the history of mankind."
Today, January 21, 2020, the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, entitled "Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism," marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is set to open in Jerusalem, in the presence of dozens of presidents, kings, and leaders from across the world. On January 18, 2020, just a few days before the convening of the forum, the Al-Hayat Al-Jadida journal, mouthpiece of the Palestinian Authority (PA), published an article by Yahya Rabah, a senior official in the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip and a columnist for the paper, in which he urges Palestinians to perpetrate a terror attack to disrupt the forum and lead to its cancellation. He writes: "One shot will disrupt the ceremony, and one corpse will have it cancelled."
The following are translated excerpts from the article:
The article by Yahya Rabah (Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, PA, January 18, 2020)
"...Israel's situation which relies on Trump is not good. Furthermore, it's poised on the edge of an abyss. It has no restraints, attributes no importance to anything, and if it encounters any difficulties the United States, led by Trump, fulfils its obligations [and helps it] ... yet despite all this Israel's situation is the worst it could possibly be and it is at the edge of an abyss."