Following are excerpts from an interview with Muhammad Galaa Idris, head of the Hebrew Studies Department at Tanta University, Egypt, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on July 16, 2011.
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Interviewer: "Have the Arabs read The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? And what have they been doing about it? These protocols are now being implemented, day and night. To this very moment, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is controversial. Some people claim that it was fabricated by the Russian intelligence, while others swear that it is the evil fruit of the thinking of the Jews."
Muhammad Galaa Idris: "This title relates to a conspiracy hatched by the Zionist financiers, in order to destroy Christian and Islamic countries alike, and to establish a global Jewish government." [...]
Interviewer: "So this is a group of texts dealing with taking over the world."
Muhammad Galaa Idris: "Right."
Interviewer: "This being the case, should we consider these protocols to be the minutes of meetings, or are they reports or resolutions?"
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Muhammad Galaa Idris: "They are the minutes of meetings in which a certain plan was discussed – what has already been carried out, what has yet to be carried out, and what means are necessary in order to complete the plot. [...]
"When [Sergei Nilus] read these protocols, he prophesized four things, and all four were fulfilled.
"The first prophecy was the decline of the great kingdoms that existed at that time. 'The British Empire on which the sun never sets' – reached an end. The Ottoman Caliphate reached an end... That was the first thing that Sergei Nilus prophesized when he read these documents.
"The second prophecy was that a world war would be provoked. This was in 1901, and Word War I broke out eleven years later.
"The third thing was the return of the Jews to Palestine. In 1901, he prophesized the return of the Jews to Palestine, and this came true later.
"He also prophesized the establishment of Israel. [...]
"There are three main elements in this conspiracy."
Interviewer: "What are they?"
Muhammad Galaa Idris: "First of all, the Jews have an ancient secret plan, the goal of which is to take over the world in its entirety. We've talked about this before. Some people claim that what I say is mere fantasy... No, it's not! [...]
"The second element in the conspiracy is that the Jews are constantly trying to topple the governments in the world, and to establish tyrannical governments. The method they employ is to entice the rulers to persecute the peoples, and then to incite the peoples against their rulers.
"How does one destroy a certain country? There is a very simple method: I urge the ruler to act tyrannically and to persecute his people, and then I begin to incite the peoples against the rulers. When the two sides are fighting, the country will collapse.
"It has been proven that most of the revolutions that led to the fall of many regimes worldwide – and first and foremost, the French Revolution... The Jews were behind them. [...]
"The third element is the spreading of the spirit of conflict between countries, using the Masonic forums that we have talked about, and using all the means and methods coming from abroad, such as secularism, liberalism, and even some religious denominations. [...]
"I tell you, look for who stands to benefit. Let's assume that there is a conflict between Egypt and Libya, and we begin to attack one another. Where would we get arms from? From America. Who are the arms merchants? Who controls the arms industry worldwide, not only in America? The Jews." [...]