Dr. Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Sidiqqi said in a June 21, 2019 Friday sermon at Masjid Darussalam in San Francisco, which is the largest mosque in downtown San Francisco and which is managed by the Islamic Society of San Francisco, that former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who died recently, had been murdered by Zionist agents. He said that there are many of these agents in the Muslim world working for Satan. Dr. Siddiqi said that Morsi had only been trying to help humanity by spreading the truth of Islam and its message of justice throughout the world, but that the "forces of evil" did not allow it and will not allow it until the Muslims "connect" with each other and "establish the kind of unity that is required." Dr. Siddiqi's website says that he has been serving the Bay Area and the U.S. since 1983. It says that he currently lectures in Islamic Studies and Arabic at Chabot College, at Mission College, at Ohlone College, and at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Islamic Studies, and that he is the Director of the Islamic Education and Information Center and the founder of the Islamic Law Council. Dr. Siddiqi holds a PhD in Quranic Studies from the University of London and a Master's in Quranic Exegesis from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. The video was uploaded to a YouTube page called IqraTube, which is run by Dr. Siddiqi.
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The following report, published as part of the MEMRI White Supremacist Monitoring Project, presents information about multiple social media accounts that post and discuss racist, anti-Jewish and anti-black content and threats, indicating that the account owner is a white supremacist and neo-Nazi. Identifying information has been redacted.
The online user, who goes by "J.L." (name redacted), is a self-identified skinhead and member of the militant neo-Nazi organization Combat 18, which is listed as a terror organization in Canada. He refers to himself as a "terror machine" and "ape wrangler" ("ape" referring to blacks). Among J.L.'s hundreds of posts promoting white supremacist and Nazi ideology, he has published the manifesto of Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest on multiple websites where he is active. He is active on at least 20 social media platforms, and his posts show a fascination with guns and violence. A banner he shared reads "I hunt niggers."
Screenshot of an animated banner reading "I hunt niggers"
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Dr. Ali Erbaş, the Turkish minister of religious affairs, spoke at a June 18, 2019 memorial service that was held in Turkey in honor of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who had died the previous day. Erbaş referred to Morsi as a martyr and prayed for Allah to grant Turkish children and youth the ability to view people like Morsi as role models. Erdoğan said that he believes that Morsi, who he also said was a martyr, did not die a "normal" death, and that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is a weak coward, a tyrant, and a killer who should burn in Hell. He also criticized the West for remaining silent about Morsi's death, and he said that there are people like Sisi in Turkey who threaten him with the same fate as Morsi's. Erdoğan cautioned the audience against these people and said: "If they understood [martyrdom], they would not say these things."
The crowd chanted several slogans, including: "Down with the rule of the military," "Allah is our goal, the Prophet Muhammad is our role model, the Quran is our constitution, jihad is our path, and death for the sake of Allah is our loftiest aspiration," and "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the Army of Muhammad will return." The videos in this clip were uploaded to the Internet by the YouTube channel of the Turkish Ministry of Religious Affairs and TicToc by Bloomberg.
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The following report, published as part of MEMRI's White Supremacist Monitoring Project, presents information about a social media account that posts and discusses racist and anti-Jewish content and threats, indicating that the account owner is a white supremacist/neo-Nazi. Identifying information has been redacted; please contact MEMRI for details.
The content on the Gab profile and BitChute account of P.R. indicates that he is a white supremacist and neo-Nazi sharing hate speech and inciting calls to action, primarily against Jews and other targets such as the "left wing media" and the LGBTQ community. On several occasions, he has expressed a desire to take action himself.
On June 15, P.R. commented on a post with a screenshot of a fake Buzzfeed article titled "12 things white people can do to make the future a better place." In a comment, he threatened the alleged author of the article, "Dave Cohen," stating that the "'day of the rope' will come!"
On June 18, 2019, P.R. shared an image depicting a Jew with a Nazi gun held to his head, under the heading "Juden Raus" – "Jews out."
In his June 19, 2019, column in Turkey's Yeni Şafak daily, a mouthpiece of Turkey's ruling AKP (Justice and Development) party, the paper's editor-in-chief, İbrahim Karagül, focused on the June 17, 2019 death of former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi. The column was also published in translation on Yeni Şafak's English-language website.
Presenting Morsi's death as an assassination, Karagül blamed it on a conspiracy by the governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, calling them "hitmen" for the multinational forces behind them, primarily the U.S. and Israel. Linking this alleged conspiracy to the Jews, he added: "Those who crucified Christ and drove Prophet Muhammad from Mecca also martyred Morsi."
Yeni Şafak editor-in-chief İbrahim Karagül.
Karagül went on to accuse Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Zayed of, inter alia, launching a war against Turkey, involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, and attempting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Implying that plots are now underway to assassinate President Erdoğan, Karagül wrote: "We know that there are miscreants waiting in ambush to apply [the] Morsi scenario in Turkey!"
The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating suspicious/potentially dangerous activity in relation to white supremacist and racist ideology.
Platform(s): Vkontakte (VK), Facebook, Instagram
Account name(s): Facebook & VK – B.S.; Instagram
The content found on B.S.'s VK profile suggests that B.S., who according to his VK account is a police officer in Akron, Ohio, is a white supremacist who shares calls to action and hate speech, mostly against African-Americans but also against Jews and anti-fascist groups. He uploaded photos of weapons and of himself carrying weapons. He has posted several graphic photos of dead and tortured black people. In several posts, he stated that he was preparing for the imminent "race war."
Affiliations, Ideological Content And Context:
The content he shares suggests that he is a white supremacist, Nazi sympathizer, and neo-Confederate, whose racist views are directed primarily against African-Americans and Jews. He appears to be a member of a regional branch of the Ku Klux Klan, possibly belonging to the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire. As part of his online community of like-minded individuals, many of his posts have received positive comments and expressions of support and encouragement. Furthermore, he also shares insignia and symbols such as swastikas and Waffen SS patches, as well as memes and imagery.
Account Statistics: B.S.'s VK Account has 577 friends and 163 followers. He posts regularly and has been active since September 2017. On Instagram, he has a private account with 38 followers.
According the information on his profiles, B.S. is a XX-year-old white male who currently resides in Akron, Ohio. He appears to own several weapons, among them an assault rifle and a handgun. He states that this handgun is part of his "daily carry."
Most of the information in this report was collected from his publicly available VK profile.
The following is an op-ed by MEMRI Executive Director Steven Stalinsky that was originally published in The Hill on May 25, 2019.
Following the recent successful and many attempted attacks on Jewish targets inside the U.S., there has been a great deal of condemnation of anti-Semitism, but almost no conversation about what to do about it. On Capitol Hill, there have been multiple statements; earlier this month, in a strongly worded bipartisan Resolution in the Senate, 39 Republicans and five Democrats expressed their commitment to combating all forms of anti-Semitism. While this and other resolutions have powerfully denounced the attacks on the Jewish community, what is needed is a plan of action to fight it.
An anonymous June 13, 2019 post on 8chan headlined "We need to do something about these faggots" presents its author's violent plans for the LGBT Pride March in New York City, set for June 30, 2019. In the post, the author also calls for other users on 8chan's '/pol/' thread to join him at the parade armed with non-lethal weapons such as tear gas and rubber bullets.
The post read:
"We need to do something about the faggots and fast. I can't go anywhere without people talking about faggotry. I lost my job for being against same sex marriage. We need to act and we need to do so now. On June 30th, the faggots are having their sodomy-infested parade in my hometown of NYC (which has been ruined by cuck de Blasio). I am calling on all /pol/ acks to show up to this thing to make ask much of a racket as possible. Bring tear gas, rubber bullets, anything to show these animals who's boss."
Anti-LGBTQ Comments – And Some Tolerant Comments
The following comments express anti-LGBTQ views, which are regularly found on 8chan, as well other comments expressing a more tolerant worldview.
An anti-LGBTQ comment:
"I am mainly annoyed at the fact that we all say we are going to do something about this and yet we don't."
The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating suspicious/potentially dangerous activity in relation to white supremacy.
Account name(s): Free Dom @freedom_from_banning
Statistics: 725 followers, of which 292 he follows in return. He posts regularly, multiple times a day. He has been active since November 2018.
General Account Information:
Content posted on Free Dom's Gab account suggests that this individual is a white supremacist living in California, who is preparing for what he believes to be an imminent "Race War." On 6/10, he wrote: "Fuck, I am not going to die in this communist state, without having served my race." Repeatedly, he expresses the desire for a global cleansing of the Jewish people at the hands of white men. He believes that a racial war is imminent and expressed his readiness and desire to die for his "race," stating in one post that he wants "revenge on the Jew [...] I want revenge. I want blood all over me." In a post written on June 4, 2019 he expresses his dedication to "killing the people responsible" for what he believes to be the corruption of U.S. society, including specifically the federal government: "We were born into a system controlled by animals, fed lies [...] I dedicate my life to the un-telling of these lies, the liberation of your quivering and inquisitive minds, and to killing the people responsible."
An anonymous June 10, 2019 post on 8chan headlined with the name of a Jewish candidate for the Seattle, Washington city council included a photo of the individual and family, noted that the author of the post lived on the candidate's street,and concluded by asking what action should be taken against the individual.
This is another example of the direct threats against public figures that are being posted on 8chan (see also MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 8104 Direct Incitement To Terrorism On 8chan – Including Specific Naming Of A Jewish Journalist For Targeting, June 4, 2019).
The post read:
"This fucker is running for Seattle city council [The individual] lives on my street, and has an isreali flag hanging out front. What is the move?"
The June 10, 2019 post on 8chan.
An International Quds Day Rally was held in Dearborn, Michigan on May 31, 2019, in front of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. A speaker whose identity is not known said that every U.S. President – not only the "idiot" Trump – was a criminal and a terrorist, and that it is only economic sanctions and "political arrogance" that is maintaining America's standing in the world. He cursed America and the world powers for "wishing for the masses to remain silent" and abandon Palestine, and he said: "Not only will we witness the liberation of Palestine, but Allah willing, we are going to play an active role in it with our own hands." He said that Palestine will only be liberated by Muslims, and not through American legislation or deals drawn up by "hypocrites" and "traitors."
The speaker also said that the "beloved Leader" Imam Khamenei said that Israel will crumble in less than 25 years and that the "cancer" of Israel can only be removed through resistance and reliance on Allah. Referring to American politicians and the U.S. government as satanic, he said that Hamas, Hizbullah, the IRGC, and anybody else fighting against Israel have a God-given right to resist. Sheikh Usama Abdul Ghani, a D.C.-born Shiite imam who studied at the Islamic Seminary in Qom, Iran, also spoke at the event, saying that Israel is the "head of the snake" behind all the oppression in the world. He also referred to Israel as a "system of cancerous oppression." The audience chanted: "Away with the humiliation!" The video was streamed live on Facebook by the Al-Quds Committee, which describes itself as "an effort to peacefully raise the voice against atrocities and human rights violations of Zionism."
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