In an article titled "The Inquisition or the Holocaust," Jordanian journalist Tahsin Al-Tal, who writes for the Jerash city news site, compared the torture of Muslims at the hands of the 15th century Spanish Inquisition to the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. He wrote that there is no tangible evidence that the Jewish Holocaust actually happened, except for a few photos circulated by Jews, and that, even if it did happen, the number of Jewish victims probably did not exceed several thousand. The Jews, he added, harness the Holocaust for the sake of their homeland, and use the phenomenon of anti-Semitism to justify their cruelty against the Palestinians and against Muslims and Christians in general. He also claimed that Jews perpetrated atrocities in the countries where they lived: "killed children and monks and sucked their blood like bats."
Al-Tal then elaborated on the suffering of the Muslims under the Spanish Inquisition, saying that it killed hundreds of thousands of them and describing some of the torture methods it used. He criticized Spain for granting citizenship to the descendants of the Spanish Jews while closing its gates to the descendants of the Muslims who had built it. He also castigated Muslim youths who cheer for Spanish football teams despite Spain's historical crimes against Muslims.
The following are translated excerpts from his article.
Tahsin Al-Tal (image: alqalahnews.net)
In a September 13, 2018 article in the daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Fatima Na'out, an Egyptian poet, writer and translator, praised the important role played by Egypt's Jews in their country and lamented their exodus from Egypt in the mid-20th century. Extending New Year greetings to the few Jews who still remain in Egypt, she also apologized to Egypt's Jews, saying that they contributed greatly to the country's culture and economy and were driven to emigrate by "blind and ignorant thugs" who persecuted them with violence and hatred following the establishment of the state of Israel. She noted that the tautological title of her article – "The Egyptian Jews of Egypt" – is directed at her compatriots who do not understand that Jews can be loyal Egyptians just like them and that there is no connection between an individual's religion and his national identity and citizenship.
The following are translated excerpts from her article:
Since its establishment in 1979, the regime of the Islamic Revolution in Iran has made the eradication of Israel the focus of its ideology, expressing and emphasizing it openly in declarations. However, this aspiration has never been confined to declarations. The Islamic revolutionary regime has invested tremendous, years-long, yet indirect military efforts towards actualizing it. These efforts have included, inter alia, providing ongoing funding and weapons to Hizbullah, training it as a fighting force and equipping it with over 120,000 missiles for use against Israel;  and helping Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad by providing funding, training, and weapons, including missiles – and on occasion having them operate in accordance with Iran's needs.
The Islamic revolutionary regime likewise works to maximize the indoctrination and mobilization of the Iranian public towards this goal. For example, the last Friday of Ramadan is designated "Qods [Jerusalem] Day," both inside and outside Iran; the event is marked by emphasizing the goal of eradicating Israel, on the ideological and the practical levels, in conferences, marches, and other public events.
This report will focus on both the ideological aspect and the declarative aspect – i.e. in statements by regime spokesmen – of the Islamic revolutionary regime's firm intent to eradicate the State of Israel.
Khamenei On The Eradication Of Israel Either By Referendum Or By Military Means
The vast majority of Iranian regime spokesmen's declarations of the intent to eradicate Israel – from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to the lowest level – have focused on doing so by military means via the resistance movements, with Iranian support. However, on occasion, following Western pressure, this blunt and straightforward version of the goal of eliminating Israel is refined into a more sophisticated version, the main thrust of which is eliminating Israel as a state by means of an ostensibly democratic vote by those referred to by Khamenei as "the true Palestinians" – all Palestinians, Christians and Muslims alike, both inside and outside Israel, as well as Israeli Jews who were present in British Mandatory Palestine prior to 1948. Various expressions of the concept of eliminating Israel via referendum emerged as early as the first years of the 2000s, as did declarations regarding a straightforward military elimination of Israel.
On April 15, 2018, in her column in the Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi', Nada Al-Dib presented the Jews as cunning tricksters who will stoop to any means, even the most nefarious, to achieve their interests.
The following are translated excerpts from Al-Dib's article.
In 2016, Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi, who has served as a U.N. FAO Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, said that she had read "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" when she was young at her father's behest and that global Zionism "has a plan to fragment the Arab world in its entirety." El Roumi, who was speaking at the Beirut Arab University, said: "This notion is constantly in their heads: the kind of fragmentation of land that you see in various places, bullets flying in one place, rockets in another, bombings in France and elsewhere..." Her statements aired on the Lebanese Aghani TV channel on May 16, 2016.
To view the clip of Majida El Roumi on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"I Read That Global Zionism Has A Plan To Fragment The Arab World In Its Entirety"
Majida El Roumi: "If you ask yourself what is going, and why we are subjected to all this worldwide, especially in the Arab world... What's going on? Personally – and I take full responsibility for what I am saying – I always believe that it is connected with something I read at my parents' home when I was little. My late father brought home The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and said to us: 'Read this book, and to the day you die, never forget what you've read.' So I read that global Zionism has a plan to fragment the Arab world in its entirety. They have in their heads a plan for a united government for the entire world, and they believe that we all exist on this planet to serve them."
Former Jordanian Prime Minister Abdelsalam Al-Majali defended the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, saying: "My mentality is a mentality of peace," and talking about the fundamental issues that Jordan had achieved through the treaty. Jordan, he said, had got its land and water back and had restored its economy. "Israeli continues to give us more water than we are due," he explained to the Jordan Today TV interviewer. "As for the Palestinian quota – we don't intervene." On the question of the Palestinians' Right of Return, he said: "The Arabs do not have any power. If we ever have military power, will we let them keep Haifa? We'll take it. If tomorrow, we become stronger and can take Haifa by force, will we really decline just because we have an agreement with them?" The interview aired on August 18, 2018.
To view the clip of Abdelsalam Al-Majali on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"We Are Interested In Five Fundamental Issues: The Land, The Water, The Economy, The Possibility Of [Jordan] Becoming The Alternative Palestine... And Security"
Abdelsalam Al-Majali: "My mentality is a mentality of peace. I believe that peace is the best thing for our nation in its current... or rather, at the time of the peace process, as well as today. It is the best solution for us, as Arabs, and I still believe in it. As long as you do not have force of another kind, peace is your only option."