April 21, 2010 Special Dispatch No. 2919

Sports Commentator on Egyptian TV Turns His Show Into Platform for Spreading Antisemitism, Conspiracy Theories, and Anti-Americanism, Features Producer of Notorious 2002 Antisemitic Series 'Knight Without a Horse'

April 21, 2010
Egypt | Special Dispatch No. 2919

The following is a compilation of excerpts from a daily show with Egyptian sports commentator Ibrahim Higazi, which airs on Nile Sports TV. In recent shows, Higazi claimed that "the Zionists and their Protocols [i.e. the Protocols of the Elders of Zion] are "behind every possible catastrophe"; that 9/11 was aimed at creating a new enemy, Islam, after the fall of Communism; that the Jews control the media; and that Israel wants to bomb not only Europe but the entire world;

In one of the shows, Higazi interviewed Egyptian actor and filmmaker Muhammad Subhi, producer of the antisemitic series "Knight without a Horse" that aired during Ramadan (November-December) 2002.[1] Subhi said that the Jews had not actually written the Protocols, but had read them, liked them, and adopted them. He continued, "They have already implemented 19 of the protocols, the last of which has to do with approaching the Euphrates. That's why my TV series was so important. Three months after we aired it, the Americans entered Iraq, bringing along with them 500 Jews." Subhi added that the real achievement of his series was the subsequent sale of two million copies of the Protocols at the Cairo Book Fair.

The shows excerpted below aired in late March and early April 2010.

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March 23, 2010: "The Zionists and Their Protocols Are Behind Every Possible Catastrophe"

Ibrahim Higazi: "Iraq, which used to be a united, strong, and wealthy country, is no longer strong or wealthy. It is done for. If you ever want to finish off a country, it is enough to drive wedges of civil strife into it.


"The Zionists and their Protocols are behind every possible catastrophe, but I don't want to exaggerate their significance, because if I exaggerate the strength of my enemy, I might get nightmares, and wake up screaming one of these days. Bear in mind that we stomped on this enemy with our boots, and kicked its ass in the 1973 war. They know this full well.


"When Communism collapsed, [the Americans] needed another enemy, which they could use in order to unite. They needed to feel that this enemy posed a threat, and I think that this story of 9/11... Don't tell me that this boy Atef, or whatever his name was, and Sayyed used a how-to-fly-a-plane book to learn how to fly a Boeing through the skies of New York. The plane that hit the tower flew higher than that plane. It is clear that the truth is different.

"The goal of all this was to create another enemy – Islam. This is how the whole thing started, and their war against Islam is still going on. When they no longer feel that [Islam] is an enemy, they will turn to China. But the day they fight China, it will kick their ass." [...]

March 25, 2010: Jews Control the Media

Higazi: "We can use the European peoples as a means of pressure. We can make things clear to the world. We haven't managed to convey our cause to them. They know nothing about it. When the Palestinian squad did what it did in the 1972 Munich Olympics, it wanted to draw the world's attention to the Palestinian cause, to the people who are being slaughtered on a daily basis, and to the children who are dying. That's why they did this, but the tables were turned on them, because we Arabs don't have the necessary media system. We are not media experts.

"The Jews control the media abroad. They control it through stocks. They buy up stocks in the large newspapers there. During the recent crisis in America, the shares of the largest newspaper there plummeted to one to three dollars. From all the petrodollars which we amassed in America and which they froze there – we could have taken two trillion dollars and bought up three or four newspapers. That way our voice would be heard." [...]

March 31, 2010: Israel Wants "To Bomb the Entire World"

Ibrahim Higazi: "If anyone thinks the theory of an [Israeli] attack on Europe is far-fetched – according to all estimates, Israel has 200 nuclear warheads. Do you really think all these warheads are intended for the Arab countries? Are the 200 nuclear bombs intended for the Arabs, or for someone else? The Arab countries are all in the same region. The message is clear. Their aggressiveness and the evil they want to cause... They threaten to bomb Europe. They want to bomb the entire world." [...]

April 5, 2010: "We Are Not Against The Jewish Religion... We Oppose Zionism, Freemasonry, and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion"

Ibrahim Higazi: "We are not anti-Semites. This is not true. I would like to tell our brothers that if they get into discussions on the Internet, in chat rooms, or on Facebook, they must know that we are not against the Jewish religion. That is true. We oppose Zionism, Freemasonry, and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. We are opposed to any demand for a state from the Nile to the Euphrates. But we are not against any religion."[...]

April 6, 2010: Interview with Muhammad Subhi

Ibrahim Higazi: "When you created your TV series "A Knight without a Horse," you were attacked for this. For anti-Semitism... We always say that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are authentic, and that all the Freemasonry is real, and that they are carrying them out step by step..."

Egyptian actor and filmmaker Muhammad Subhi: "Of the 24 protocols, they have already implemented 19. Five protocols are left. Do we really want to wait for them to be implemented too?

"Once, a journalist, who I think was an American Zionist, asked me – even before the series was aired... He said to me: "Forget about the TV series for a moment. Do you personally believe that the Jews wrote The Protocols of the Elders of Zion?" I looked at him, and our Lord inspired me. I said to him: Absolutely not. The Jews are innocent. Only Satan could have written what appears in The Protocols. But when the Jews were accused of writing this book, they got hold of it and read it. When they did, they liked it, and began to implement it.

"They are implementing it. They have already implemented 19 of the protocols, the last of which has to do with approaching the Euphrates. That's why my TV series was so important. Three months after we aired it, the Americans entered Iraq, bringing along with them 500 Jews."

Ibrahim Higazi: "When the Americans entered [Iraq]..."

Muhammad Subhi: "Five hundred Jews entered with them, and they were the ones who destroyed the museums. Just for your information, the thing that really bugged them... [the major Israeli daily] Yediot Aharonot wrote: 'We spent billions to make the world forget about this book, and along comes a TV series...'


"Do you know what the real achievement of this series was? [Egyptian publisher] Al-Madbouli, may he rest in peace, talked to me. After 10 episodes, he said to me: "What can I give you as a thank-you gift?" I said: Why a gift?! You used to give me loans and books when I was at college. He said: 'I had 12,000 copies of The Protocols stored, and I even told my son that we should burn these books to clear the warehouse. Now these 12,000 copies were sold within a week.'

"Two million copies were printed in Egypt. Publishers like Al-Akhbar, Al-Kawakeb, Al-Usbu', and even the [Cairo] Book Fair – they were all printing copies of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and two million copies were bought, during the Cairo Book Fair, by young people who wanted to read The Protocols. That is the real achievement of the show."

Ibrahim Higazi: "That's great."


[1] To view the MEMRI TV page on "Knight Without a Horse, visit For more on "Knight Without a Horse," see MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 114, "Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'Knight Without a Horse'- Part III," December 10, 2002, Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'Knight Without a Horse'- Part III; MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 113, "Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'Knight Without a Horse' - Part II," November 20, 2002, Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'Knight Without a Horse' - Part II; and MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 109, "Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'A Knight Without a Horse,'" November 08, 2002, Arab Press Debates Antisemitic Egyptian Series 'A Knight Without a Horse'.

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