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May 18, 2012 Special Announcements No. 167

New From The Tom Lantos Archives On Antisemitism And Holocaust Denial

May 18, 2012
Special Announcements No. 167

Special Dispatch No. 4739

Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Launches Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Muhammad Mursi's Campaign: Mursi Will Restore The 'United States Of The Arabs' With Jerusalem As Its Capital; 'From The Eyes Of All Jews... Come On, You Lovers Of Martyrdom, Banish The Sleep From The Eyes Of All Jews'

Following are excerpts from an address made by Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi at a rally in which he launched the presidential elections campaign for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi. The rally aired on Al-Nas TV on May 1, 2012. It should be mentioned Mursi was recently banned from entering France to attend an Islamic conference organized by the Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UOIF), being considered a threat to public order by French Authorities.

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/0/0/0/0/0/0/3431.

Safwat Higazi: "We can see how the dream of the Islamic Caliphate is being realized, Allah willing, by Dr. Muhammad Mursi and his brothers, his supporters, and his political party. We can see how the great dream, shared by us all - that of the United States of the Arabs... The United States of the Arabs will be restored, Allah willing. The United States of the Arabs will be restored by this man and his supporters."

To read the full report, visit Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Launches Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Muhammad Mursi's Campaign: Mursi Will Restore The 'United States Of The Arabs' With Jerusalem As Its Capital; 'From The Eyes Of All Jews... Come On, You Lovers Of Martyrdom, Banish The Sleep From The Eyes Of All Jews'.

MEMRI TV Clip No. 3435

Egyptian Cleric in Exile Wagdi Ghoneim Accuses Israelis of Spreading Drugs and AIDS in Egypt, in Accordance with Plot Recorded in 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'

Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric in exile Wagdi Ghoneim, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 11, 2012.

Wagdi Ghoneim: "Our enemies are keeping our youth busy with nonsense, in order to turn them into idiotic fools. They wrote it all down in a book called The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion."

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/3435.

Special Dispatch No. 4738

Canadian Promoter Cancels Montreal Show by Antisemitic French Comedian Dieudonné

On May 11, 2012, a Canadian promoter cancelled shows by French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala at Montreal's Corona Theater "due to contractual conflicts." The cancellation followed complaints over the plans to host Dieudonné, whose comedy has long centered around antisemitic, anti-Zionist, and revisionist themes, resulting in numerous convictions for defamation, both in France and in Canada.

Previously that week, Belgian police banned Dieudonné from appearing in Brussels, after determining that the content of his show violated local laws.

Earlier this year, MEMRI reported on a film he directed, the French-Iranian coproduction The Antisemite, which parodies Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz and derides the "usual propaganda" about the Holocaust. MEMRI also released a subtitled clip of the film's trailer; the following is the transcript of the trailer:

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/3319.

Titles: "The Event of the Year

"Banned in France

"The Film that Caused a Scandal Even Before Its Release'

"The First Film by Dieudonné M'bala M'bala

"The Antisemite

"Haft Aseman Cinema Company Production Presents

"Auschwitz 1945"

To read the full report, visit Canadian Promoter Cancels Montreal Show by Antisemitic French Comedian Dieudonné.

Special Dispatch No. 4737

Urdu Daily On April Fool's Day: 'This Is A Matter of Concern As To How Christians Could Accept The Custom Which The Jews Started In The Memory Of Making A Mockery Of Jesus Christ'

The Urdu-language Pakistani daily Roznama Islam published an article on April Fool's Day by Abdul Wadood Rabbani, and titled "April Fool – Joke with Humanity." The following are excerpts:

"Let us know the meaning of the word 'fool' before dealing with the beginning of April Fool and its historical status. Fool is the word of English lexicon and its meaning as noun is dunce, silly, stupid, idiot, and its meaning as a verb is to dupe, fool, cheat. The custom celebrated on April 1, and which is called April fool, is celebrated to dupe people on a large scale by lying or spreading false rumors… Those people are considered wiser and cleverer who are more successful in cheating and spreading rumors.

"God knows how many people have become the victim of this custom and how many innocent people have borne a loss of life and property… This ugly practice based on lies, treachery, cheating, and fooling one without any rhyme and reason is absolutely illegal and extremely humiliating on moral and religious grounds. Historically its link also goes to superstitions, idol worship, polytheist beliefs, blasphemy against prophets, and mocking of nature, which is taking root in the Muslim community.

To read the full report, visit Urdu Daily On April Fool's Day: 'This Is A Matter of Concern As To How Christians Could Accept The Custom Which The Jews Started In The Memory Of Making A Mockery Of Jesus Christ'.

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