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August 28, 2003 No.
559

Columnist in Leading Egyptian Government Daily: U.S. Forces in Iraq Strip the Flesh from Their Victims' Corpses

Egyptian columnist Fatma Abdallah Mahmoud, who has spoken sympathetically of Adolf Hitler[1]and whose articles appear occasionally in the Egyptian government daily Al-Akhbar, published an article titled "May the Cannibals be Cursed!"[2]The following is the article in full:

'America Does No Less than the Prehistoric Cannibals'

"According to the French 'Dictionnaire Larousse,' cannibals are primitive, barbaric, blood-letting creatures from the prehistoric era. They lived by killing their human enemies, tearing their bodies apart, disemboweling them, taking apart their organs, gouging out their eyes, scalping their heads, and hanging their skulls at the entrance to their caves! After that, they would gobble their flesh while it was still raw. Only after they had completely digested them could they be certain they were dead!

"'Dictionnaire Larousse' adds to this 'enjoyable' explanation that this was how the cannibals, who were barbaric creatures similar to beasts of prey, took vengeance upon their enemies. They would slaughter them, tear them limb from limb, and mutilate the corpses, exactly as the American forces did to the bodies of Saddam Hussein's two sons Uday and Qusay, whose distressing and shocking pictures were circulated by the world media.

"Every place that it destroys, annihilates, and plunders treasure and oil [from], America does no less than what primitive cannibal tribes did in the prehistoric era!!"

'Beasts of Prey, Barbaric and Satanic Bulls'

"What is the meaning of the abhorrent crimes that America perpetrates in Iraq , Liberia , Afghanistan , Sudan , and Palestine via the Israeli angels of destruction? What is the meaning of the deeds carried out everywhere by the American forces – or to be more precise, by the children and grandchildren of the gangs of pirates and blood-letters who run [ U.S. ] policy?

"Have they become beasts of prey, or bulls, barbaric, satanic, and unbridled, who tear apart bodies and destroy peaceful peoples?!

"What is the meaning of this huge number of pictures in the news and the world press that arouse horrified shock in our hearts? The body parts of the victims of American aggression against Iraq , torn and immersed in a pool of blood!! Children whose hands and feet were cut off by treacherous American gunfire!! Innocent civilians whose heads were blown off and whose brains were scattered on the ground!!

"In every country trampled by the feet of the American military forces, we see ghastly pictures of the remains of innocent civilian victims: eyes gouged out, noses cut off, limbs intentionally amputated with the flesh that covered them stripped off. I implore you to look at the pictures of Uday and Qusay, Saddam Hussein's two sons, who were horribly mutilated.

"What happened to these American rulers – I refer to those descended from the original pirates, as this is their true and absolutely undeniable origin. What happened to the grandsons and sons of the original criminals, who plundered North America and murdered its original inhabitants, the Indians, to the last man?!!

"What happened to these 'hero offspring?' Have they suddenly reverted to their decaying and debased primeval state?! Have they surrendered to their weakness for murdering, crushing, and shedding the blood of innocent civilians and victims?!"

'The Fight against America will Be Continued by the Peoples Waging Jihad Against the Cannibals'

"What is the meaning of this satanic force that makes them mutilate corpses, in a way so barbaric and loathsome – thus harming human dignity, whether the individual be dead or alive, and contravening the simplest of the rudiments of morality, humanity, and even military [ethics]?!!

"Behold, we see these pirate murderers, who completely annihilated the peace-seeking Indians on their land, prove that there is no difference between their repulsive and loathsome present and their black past, [blood]stained with crime and murder.

"The blood spilled in most of the countries of the free world – the hero Iraq, the courageous fighting African Liberia from which America seeks to remove French protection, and Afghanistan, whose poor and ordinary citizens gave the arrogant American forces a drink from the bitter [cup] of defeat and humiliation, [the same cup from which] they drank, to intoxication, in their war in Somalia. In addition, we must never forget the fierce whipping the Americans took in Vietnam; American military honor was dragged like a floor rag through the Vietnamese swamps!

"The fight against America will be continued, Allah willing, by the peoples waging Jihad against the original pirates and criminals [i.e. the Americans] – or, to be more precise, against the cannibals and the human corpse-disembowelers!!"


[1]See her article, in the form of an open letter to Hitler, "If Only You Had Done It, Brother," MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 375, Columnist for Egyptian Government Daily to Hitler:'If Only You Had Done It, Brother'. See also, MEMRI Inquiry and Analysis No. 113, "Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'Knight Without a Horse' - Part II," الدكتور حسـين كـامل بهاء الدين‏: ‏لا وصاية لأحد علي التعليم في مصــر‏! ‏.

[2]Al-Akhbar (Egypt), August 6, 2003.